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2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Preview

October - 12 - 2011

Even though there are a couple of months till we enter 2012 it seems that Ducati 1199 is one of the most anticipated bike of the year, a thing which has not happened since the launch of 1198. Many people are waiting the launch of this super bike which will surely bring huge incomes for the Ducati company.

Many people try to figure out what the name of the bike will be, they have come up with names such as: Xtreme, Superqaudrata or 1199. The name of Superquadrata comes from some features which the bike has to offer: stroke measurements and the engine’s highly over square bore. After a period in which the company stood quiet the name of the bike was revealed, Ducati calls it 1199 Panigale.

The name of the bike of course has a meaning behind. But first we have to specify that this model is the first one who will be different from the other models presented by Ducati, something apart from the traditional. As in all Ducati’s bikes the number 1199 refers to the placement of the bike while the name Panigale is the name of Ducati’s hometown, Borgo Panigali.

The thing which stands out from other subjects related to the 1199 Panigale is the frame. The bike will have a V twin engine with 1199cc placed on a  semi-monocoque chassis. The fork from the front will be made of aluminum casting in the steering area. What is good about all this is that the bike is lighter than the other models.

From some preview pictures revealed the Ducati bike is going to be very compact. The swing arm is longer than the 1198 model with about 19.3 inches. The wheel base is said to be placed somewhere under 56 inches. The lines of the 1199 Panigale are so aerodynamic that it is said that they are the result of a long period or researching in the wind tunnel. It is believed that the engine of the bike will have about 180 horsepower and about 12.000 rpm.

Ducati is the first producer of motorcycles who will be breaking the pattern and begin an era where mass produced motorcycles have a frameless design.

This is the Ducati 1199 Penigale which will be launched in 2012. The anticipation of the launch is high and we think that it is going to be a huge success.

2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Preview Pictures Gallery


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