Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ducati Superbikes

Ducati Superbikes, designed, engineered and built in Bologna, Italy, have always represented the pinnacle of Ducati motorcycle technology and racing success. For Ducati, racing and winning are a way of life and a way of thinking for our designers, engineers and everyone at the factory. Our unique engineering solutions are proven on the race track, where the only way to win is to have technical superiority and dependable performance. Ducati have dominated World Superbike racing, winning more Riders' and more Manufacturers’ World Championship titles and more individual races than any other manufacturer. Add these unequalled performances to the historic achievement of winning the MotoGP World Championship, and the results speak for themselves.

Engine and Transmission

Type: L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement: 1198.4cc
Bore x Stroke: 106 x 67.9mm
Compression Ratio: 12.7:1
Power: 170hp - 125kw @ 9750rpm
Torque: 97lb-ft 131.4Nm @ 8000rpm
Fuel injection: Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies
Exhaust: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and lambda probe. Twin stainless steel mufflers
Emissions: Euro3
Gearbox: 6 speed
Ratios: 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 22/25
Primary drive: Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 38
Clutch: Dry multiplate with hydraulic control

Chassis and Dimensions

Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
Wheelbase: 1430 mm / 56.3 in
Rake: 24,5°
Front suspension: Showa 43mm with TiO fully adjustable upside-down fork / Ohlins 43mm fully adjustable upside-down fork with TiN
Front wheel travel: 127 mm / 5 in; 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front brake: 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc calipers 4-piston, 2-pad.
Front wheel: 10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17 / "GP Replica" 7-spoke in forged light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tire: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa / Ohlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel: 127 mm / 5 in
Rear brake: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear wheel: 10-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17 / GP Replica" 7-spoke forged light alloy 6.00 x 17
Rear tire: 190/55 ZR 17
Fuel tank capacity: 15.5 L (of which 4L reserve) / 4.1 US gal (of which 1 US gal reserve)
Dry Weight: 171 kg / 377 lb; 169 kg / 372.5 lb
Seat height: 820 mm / 32.2 in

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