The Ducati Panigale 899 unveiled
The L-twin cylinder 898 c.c. engine delivers 148 bhp/10750 rpm and 10 kgm/9000 rpm (73 ft lbs/9000 rpm) torque. The bike features Ride by Wire and three engine modes, Wet (110 bhp), Sport (140 bhp-smoother response) and Race (140 bhp). An 8 levels traction control and quick shifter are standard equipment.
The bike features the same no real frame concept, like the 1199 Panigale although Ducati christens it monocoque aluminium frame. The 43 mm fork is a fully adjustable BPF Showa unit and the shock is a fully adjustable Sachs one. The swing arm is double sided, the rear tyre width is 180mm.
The front brakes are2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc 4 piston callipers and the rear features a 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper. The standard ABS provides three levels selection of intrusion.
The weight is 193 kg wet, which is heavier than the 1199 Panigale 188kg (414,5lb). The LCD is black and white instead of the colour one TFT of the 1199 Panigale. Available colours are red whith black wheels and white with red wheels. The 899 Panigale replaces the 848.
New spy shot of the Ducati Panigale 899.
The upcoming bike is expected to be unveiled at the Eicma motor show. At this photo the bike is seen with test equipment and harness. It is very possible that the Panigale 899 will be equipped with Showa BPF fork and adjustable traction control - ABS.
The bike is expected to hit the showrooms at the beginning of 2014 at a slightly higher price than the 848, which means about 15000 Euros.
Scoop: The Ducati Panigale 899.
A piece of tape covers the indication of the engine displacement on the fairing at this spy photo. It seems that this is a pre-production bike. The rumors for a double side swing arm are confirmed. The fork could be Showa BPF while according to some speculation the shock could be a Sachs unit.
An 899 c.c. Ducati Panigale is due to come?
The rumors specify that the new engine should deliver 155 bhp/11500 rpm. The swingarm should also be double sided, banana type. It seems that this will be a sporty, road oriented bike instead of a fully committed track/road bike like the Panigale 1199.