The Best 3 Ducati Racing Bikes

The Best 3 Ducati Racing Bikes

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Ducati Panigale 1199 300x168 The Best 3 Ducati Racing BikesWhen exploring the racing field, it would be incomplete if you don’t mention something about Duacti, a motorcycle manufacturer of Italy. To begin with, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A is a popular motorcycle manufacturing company found in Italy. It has its headquarters in Bologna and the company through Lamborghini, its Italian subsidiary, is owned by Audi. In 2011 at the Milan Motorcycle Show, a special Ducati sports bike, the Ducati 1199 Panigale was introduced.

Ducati Panigale 1199 R Features
When it was first introduced to the racing world, it stood out as the most powerful top racing bike with a double cylinder engine, horsepower level of 145 kW (195 hp) at 10,750 and a 133.0 N.m (98.1 lb.ft) torque at 9000rpm. It had a dry weight of 362lb (164kg), a kerb weight of 414 lb (188kg) and in addition the Ducati Panigale 1199R enjoys the most high power/weight ratio a torque/ weight ratio among its counterparts.

Its new engine, the superquadro, is oversquarely massive with a bore/stroke ratio of 1.84:1 while the previous Ducati production had overhead cams that were driven by belts. The 1199R engine’s valvetrain is known to use chain and gears. It works as a stressed member making the Panigale lighter and smaller in size than one that has a conventional frame. Besides, it is also the first best racing bike to have been fitted with electronically adjustable suspensions. Its compression and rebound damping can be electronically adjusted while the pre-load can be manually adjusted. The mufflers and exhaust system of the 1199R are located underneath the engine unlike on the previous models which featured them beneath the seats.

The Ducati 916 Models
Made by Ducati from 1994 to 1998, the Ducati 916 also features as a Top racing bike. Unlike its Japanese made counterparts, the inline four-cylinder motor bikes of the time, it has a V-twin engine that produces low level of outright power but with an evenly spread torque. It was replaced in 1999 by the 996 engine design. The history of this best racing bike model goes back to the time when the four-valve Ducati engine, the Desmoquattro, was developed from the earlier models of Pantah development and racing to the 851 and 888 road-going models.

The Ducati 1198 models
This is a top racing bike produced by Ducati from 2009 to 2011 and it featured two models in its 2011 production namely: 1198 and 1198SP which came in as a replacement of the 1198S model. The 1198 model was similar to the earlier 1098 model with the difference being in the amount of power produced, lighter headlights, redesigned wheels, lighter fairings and traction control as well as a few other minor changes in painting. However, it inherited the single-sided swingarm of the 998 model.
From the above discussions, it is clear that all the Ducati bike models were designed with speed and strength being the most important aspects. Up to date, the Ducati bike models are powerful and fast.

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