Ducati 2015: New 1299 Panigale, New Multistrada, Special Edition Diavel


At EICMA today Ducati unveiled their plans for 2015, including a new 1299 Panigale to replace the 1199, a new Multitrada, and a new Diavel sub-model. The Multistrada features a new DVT engine that provides 10hp more, and a host of new electronic aids, including an optional airbag system. The Diavel Titanium is a limited edition with a number of titanium and carbon fiber bits for weight savings and style.


2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale



Ducati says:

The 2015 Ducati Superbike family presents a new major player in the category: the 1299 Panigale. The
latest arrival at the Bologna-based firm, with its 1285 cm 3 Superquadro engine, raises the standards
once again in terms of performance for supersports bikes on the international market. Thanks to
incredible torque with a value of 144.6 Nm at 8,750 rpm, a dry weight of 166.5 kg (367 lb) and
maximum power of 205 hp at 10,500 rpm. With an extremely high power to weight ratio, the 1299
Panigale has become a new benchmark standard for very high performance bikes.

The latest generation of Ducati Superbikes builds upon engineering and design solutions introduced on
the 1199, rendering the concept of the Superbike for the road still more extreme. The new 1299
Panigale has more torque, it's more powerful and responsive than the 1199, the bike it replaces, while at
the same time it's easier and safer to ride thanks to the use of innovative solutions devised by Ducati
Corse, to allow everyday fans to experience the technology of world champions.

The 1299 Panigale has the Superquadro, the most advanced and powerful twin-cylinder engine
produced on the planet, which is made even more extreme by pistons with a diameter of 116 mm, a
value that's used for the very first time on a supersports road bike. The motorcycle has evolved in terms
of chassis set-up too: the innovative monocoque chassis now has a steering head angle of 24° to
guarantee increased agility when cornering, while the fork pivot is 4 mm lower allowing for
increased rear traction in a variety of situations.

The new electronic kit, studied specifically for the 1299 Panigale and integrated in the three different
Riding Modes, makes it even more high-performance. Thanks in fact to the presence of the Inertial
Measurement Unit (IMU), Cornering ABS is made available, along with Ducati Wheelie Control
(DWC) and, on the S version, the Öhlins Smart EC, an event-based control system for the suspension.
Moreover, the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) now works also during down-changing, to further improve track
performance and to make the bike more easy to use on a daily basis. On the 1299 Panigale, the Ducati
Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and the Engine Brake Control (EBC) have
been optimised by an automatic calibration system which allows for easy changes in tyre size and final
drive ratio.

Every single detail of the Panigale is a tribute to the legendary sports tradition where Ducati's roots lie.
Just as the famous 916-996-998 series, which recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary and is still a
unique and instantly recognisable example of Italian style, so too the 1299 Panigale with its incredibly
contemporary and practical design follows in the footsteps of the 1199 Panigale which, thanks to its
design, won the prestigious Compasso d'Oro award. As well as improving the aerodynamic
penetration, the wider nose fairing and more protective windshield make the fairing of the new 1299
Panigale still more aggressive, thanks also to the wider front air intakes. The new tail fairing, divided into
two sections, completes the form of the 1299 Panigale, which also has new lateral ducts and mirrors.
Moreover, the 1299 Panigale is fitted out with a new and more comfortable saddle and with machined
aluminium footrests, to provide maximum on-road grip.

For 2015 Ducati also introduces the Panigale R, which is the homologated base for its World Superbike
machines and is essentially a road-legal race bike with indicators and lights. Fitted with the 1198 cm 3
Superquadro engine, thus falling within Superbike displacement limits, it boasts titanium intake and
exhaust valves and rods, two-ring pistons and an extremely lightweight crankshaft which is balanced
with tungsten inserts, to guarantee a maximum power of 205 hp at 11,500 revs/minute and a torque of
136.2 Nm at 10,250 rpm. The Panigale R is also fitted with Öhlins mechanical suspension, an
adjustable swingarm pivot and the same electronic technology as the 1299 Panigale, as well as a lithium
ion battery which means a reduction in weight of over 2 kg, making it a total of 6 kg lighter than the 1199
Panigale R.


Features:

1299 Panigale
- Colour scheme: Ducati Red with black wheel rims
- New 1285 cm3 engine
- New electronic kit with Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
- Riding Mode (Race, Sport, Wet)
- Ducati Safety Pack (Cornering ABS, DTC)
- DWC, EBC, DQS up/down
- Automatic calibration system of the tyre size and final drive ratio
- Sachs steering damper
- DDA+ GPS compatible
- Predisposed for auxiliary buttons to adjust DTC, DWC, EBC
- TFT instrumentation with indicator of lean angle

1299 Panigale S
- Colour scheme: Ducati Red with black wheel rims
- New 1285 cm3 engine
- New electronic kit with Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
- Riding Mode (Race, Sport, Wet)
- Ducati Safety Pack (Cornering ABS, DTC)
- DWC, EBC, DQS up/down
- Auxiliary buttons to adjust DTC, DWC, EBC
- Automatic calibration system of the tyre size and final drive ratio
- Semi active Öhlins Smart EC suspension and steering damper
- Lightweight forged aluminium wheels
- Full LED headlight
- DDA+ GPS compatible
- TFT instrumentation with indicator of lean angle
- Front mudguard in carbon fibre

Panigale R
- Colour scheme: Special “R” colour scheme with black wheel rims
- 1198 cm3 engine with Superbike derived components
- New electronic kit with Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
- Riding Modes (Race, Sport, Wet)
- Ducati Safety Pack (Cornering ABS, DTC)
- DWC, EBC, DQS up/down
- Automatic calibration system of the tyre size and final drive ratio
- Öhlins mechanical suspension (NIX30 fork, TTX36 shock absorber)
- Lightweight forged aluminium wheels
- DDA+ GPS and visualisation of lean angle
- Li-ion battery
- Auxiliary buttons to adjust DTC, DWC, EBC
- Adjustable Öhlins steering damper
- TFT instrumentation with indicator of lean angle
- Akrapoviç homologated full titanium exhaust

DUCATI 1299 PANIGALE
Evolution of the species
By adding a name to the number, 1199, the Panigale went against the tradition of Ducati Superbikes,
which had previously always been known by just a number. The name refers to the district of Bologna
where the company headquarters is, and has always been, and so strengthens the link with the Ducati
home territory. Thanks to its technological features, the 1199 Panigale opened the way for a new frontier
of supersports bikes, with its Superquadro engine and monocoque chassis. With the 1299, Ducati
pushes the characterising features of the 1199 Panigale still further forward. The 1299 is an object
of desire that will fill the dreams of fans throughout the world.

The new 1285 cm 3 twin-cylinder Superquadro provides 10% more torque compared to the power unit of
the 1199 Panigale and makes for an even more responsive throttle. With the 10 hp of extra power, the
1299 Panigale exceeds a maximum power of 200 hp - an incredible level for a twin-cylinder road bike
– while the updated chassis specifications make the bike more agile, at the same time providing better
traction out of every corner, a condition that's necessary in order to make the most of the incredible
maximum torque value of 144.6 Nm.

Each and every detail of the 1299 Panigale is a tribute to the legendary tradition of sports bikes that
Ducati has personified since the beginning: the parts are not only efficient and practical, they're also
minimalist and have an essential style, created with skill to become works of motorcycle art.
The horizontal twin headlamps are integrated as part of the front intake ports and give the front view of
the 1299 a truly racing style. While the 1299 Panigale has LED side-lights and bulbs for the headlights,
the 1299 Panigale S version has full LED lighting.

Even more horsepower and torque
With the new 1,285 cm 3 Superquadro power unit, Ducati has raised the bar on performance yet higher.
The most advanced and powerful twin-cylinder produced on the planet is made even more extreme by
pistons with a diameter of 116 mm, a value that's used for the very first time on a high-performance
supersports twin-cylinder road bike. The new Superquadro engine (so called because of its massively
over-square bore and stroke ratio) has increased power of 205 hp at 10,500 rpm, a milestone level for a
production twin-cylinder, while the torque has increased to 144.6 Nm at 8,750 rpm and, thanks to the
Riding Modes available to the rider, it's possible to regulate delivery according to the riding style and
conditions.

The engine has been built in such a way as to have a considerable increase of torque so as to
guarantee rapid response throughout the range. Valve clearance check intervals have remained at
every 24,000 km as with the previous version.

A new milestone
The new 116 mm diameter pistons have led the Superquadro to set new records. The “box in box”
pistons have been redesigned as have the piston ring and the oil ring, while the pin has a DLC
(Diamond Like Carbon) facing. The compression ratio has increased to 12.6:1 while the 116 mm bore,
together with the 60.8 mm stroke mean the overall displacement is 1,285 cm3.

The Superquadro engine was created to be a structural part of the frame and so its form has been
designed with the best conformation, weight distribution and resilience as possible. The cylinders, still at
a 90° angle to each other, are rolled back for a 21° angle between the front cylinder and the
horizontal plane. This allows the engine to be placed further forward than is possible with a classical L-
shaped twin-cylinder, and improves the distribution of weight between front and rear.

The crankcases are vacuum die-cast using Vacural® technology. This procedure guarantees
maximum weight-saving, consistent wall thickness and superior strength. The crankshafts are shaped in
such a way as to incorporate the water jacket around the steel rods of the cylinders, inserted into the
base slots during the initial stages of assembly. This design means the cylinder head is fixed directly
onto the crankcase, combining the need for a structural rigidity with a notable benefit in terms of the
reduced dimensions. The cylinder heads of the new 1,285 cm3 Superquadro engine have been improved
to guarantee greater rigidity, as in the case of the magnesium head covers and those on the clutch side.
The oil sump is also in magnesium.

The crankcases are notable also for the use of plain main crankshaft bearings, derived from racing
bikes. The absence of ball bearings makes it possible to have a crankshaft with journals of a greater
diameter and at the same time a larger section of the base in the area around the main bearings, in
order to increase rigidity and strength, necessary for the extreme power delivery of the Superquadro.
The 1,285 cm3 version incorporates a crankshaft with modified balancing and innovative rods to support
the greater load of the 116 mm diameter pistons.

The main journals are lubricated with compressed oil through dedicated channels within the base. This
method ensures the crankshaft is sufficiently lubricated and the oil is swiftly collected, thanks to an
advanced feature – a lobed pump which creates a vacuum in the crankcase, as in engines used for
MotoGP races.

The pump is operated by a shaft moved by a series of gears made from a special high strength techno-
polymer and keeps the crankcase area below the pistons in controlled conditions of constant vacuum,
reducing resistance during downward movement and crankshaft rotation and ensuring that the
lubrication oil is collected efficiently in any condition of engine use.

The 46.8 mm diameter titanium intake valves and the 38.2 mm diameter exhaust valves are of
exactly the same dimensions as those of the Superquadro 1199, so are the throttle bodies, which again
have an oval section and a diameter equivalent to 67.5 mm. The throttle bodies are worked by a full
Ride-by-Wire system independently from each other and they each have 2 injectors – the first is located
below the throttle body and used to supply the engine under low load conditions while the second,
located above the throttle body, is activated when the engine requires a higher performance.

Clean power
Once again the new Superquadro incorporates a system of secondary air injection for an engine set-
up that makes it possible to combine the best possible delivery of high performance and regular
functioning, with less cyclical dispersal of combustion. This system ensures complete oxidisation of the
unburned hydrocarbons, efficiently reducing the levels of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide (CO).
Thanks to the secondary air valve a supply of clean air directly from the airbox can be introduced
into the exhaust port of each head (just after the exhaust valve). With a controlled introduction of
oxygen, the exiting hot gases can be completely combusted so as to eliminate any particles of non-
combusted fuel that would otherwise enter the atmosphere. The exhaust of the 1299 Panigale has
been redesigned compared to the previous 1199 Panigale model.

The fundamental Desmo
Such an extreme engine highlights still further the fundamental nature of the Desmodromic distribution
system used exclusively by Ducati. Given the high functioning speed of the Superquadro and the size of
the valves, the rockers would be unable to follow the closure of the cam profiles if only ordinary springs
were used. With the Desmo system on the other hand, the valves are closed mechanically with the
same technique and precision as during the opening stage, allowing the cam profiles more power and
extreme timing which meet the performance target requirements of the project. This system, used on all
Ducati models, shows its worth on the Superbikes too, as well as on the Ducati Corse Desmosedici
MotoGP.

The power of precision
The Superquadro makes use of a combined gear train configuration to control its camshafts. A chain
connects the crankshaft to a gear fixed to the head. This gear has a double set of teeth – the set driven
by the chain, and another set which drives two other gears fixed respectively on the intake and exhaust
camshafts. The position of the gears at the ends of the camshafts is adjustable to allow for optimum
timing precision.

At the end of the exhaust camshaft of each head, there's a centrifugal decompressor. During start-up,
the device allows the profile of the opening lobe of the camshaft to be modified, causing a slight lift of the
valve which reduces pressure in the combustion chamber during the compression stage. This reduction
in compression pressure enables the use of a very small electric starter and a much smaller battery than
in the past. Once the engine fires, its idle rpm and the resulting centrifugal force modifies the
configuration of the device to cancel the effect of the raised valve, returning the engine to its normal
functioning condition.

Transmission is managed by a six-speed gearbox together with a wet clutch that has a progressive
self-servo mechanism which allows the load on the disks to be increased without compromising the lever
force required by the rider to operate the clutch. This result is an optimal combination of the
requirements for a high torque transmission together with a high level of comfort for the rider. Under
sports riding conditions, with repeated downshifting and aggressive deceleration, the same mechanism
reduces pressure on the clutch disks, allowing them to work in slipper clutch mode. In addition, the new
Superquadro has an innovative gear sensor, devised for MotoGP, which is indispensable for getting the
most out of the new electronic gear-changing strategy. Electronic Technology
The 1299 Panigale provides a new benchmark for electronic systems. The highly advanced electronic kit
is supported by the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) which measures acceleration in relation to three
axes and calculates the bike’s angle of roll and pitch. The IMU has made it possible to increase the
performance of the electronic kit, introducing Cornering ABS, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and, on
the S version, Öhlins Smart EC, an event-based control system of the suspension. For the first time, the
Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) functions also for downshifts. Furthermore, the 1299 Panigale is equipped
with the Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system, the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA+) and the Ducati Riding
Modes, which interact differently with the Ducati Traction Control (DTC), the Ducati Wheelie Control
(DWC), the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), the Cornering ABS, the Engine Brake Control (EBC) and, on the S
version, also the Öhlins Smart EC suspension. On the S version, the impressive provision of
electronic devices also includes auxiliary buttons on the handlebars, as on race bikes, to regulate the
DTC, DWC or EBC systems during track use.

Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
The DTC system, a great Ducati success story, has been perfected even further for the 1299 Panigale
and entirely integrated in the electronic kit for all the versions. It makes use of the software logic created
for the Ducati Corse models used by the World Champions of MotoGP and Superbike and provides a
choice of eight profiles developed by a team of riders and professional test-riders.

The system, which can be accessed via the left handlebar switches and visualised on the TFT
instrumentation, allows the rider to choose from among the eight available profiles – each one has
been programmed to supply a tolerance value for rear-wheel spinning control from one to eight. Level
eight provides maximum safety, activating at the slightest sign of spinning, with a greater level of
interaction, while level one, aimed at only the most skilled riders, has greater tolerance and minimum
intervention. The DTC system and the selected level are permanently visualised on the instrumentation,
to remind the rider of the current level of interaction following any modification of the selected Riding
Mode.

Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down
The DQS system now offers up/down functionality, which makes it possible to change gears in both
directions without using the clutch, for even quicker and more efficient shifts. The system includes a bi-
directional micro-switch integrated into the lever mechanism which, each time the gears are activated,
sends a signal to the ECU. The system works differently for upshifts and downshifts, interfacing with the
engine control electronics to incorporate an auto-blipper function during downshifts. This enables the
gears to mesh smoothly without any intervention on the part of the rider, and combined with the slipper
clutch and EBC it facilitates seamless downshifts in full control, even during the most aggressive riding.

Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)
DWC is a control system devised from Ducati's experience in racing. Thanks to the IMU it uses an
algorithm with a series of parameters such as speed, acceleration, lean and pitch angles, to calculate if
the front wheel is lifted from the ground and by how much. According to the setting currently selected,
the system intervenes by reducing power and torque levels in order to control the wheelie. Like DTC,
DWC can be set to 8 different levels. The DWC system and selected level are permanently displayed
on the instrument panel, to remind the rider of the current level of interaction following any modification
of the selected Riding Mode.

Engine Brake Control (EBC)
EBC (Engine Brake Control) was perfected by Ducati Corse in order to help riders optimise the stability
of their vehicle in extreme conditions and when entering a turn, during races for the MotoGP and
Superbike world championships by balancing the force acting on the back tyre in situations of intense
engine braking. The EBC monitors the position of the throttle valve, the selected gear and the
deceleration of the crankshaft during extreme braking and it regulates, with great precision, the opening
of the throttle activated by the Ride-by-Wire system to adjust the back-torque applied to the tyre. The
EBC has three setting levels accessible from the instrument panel of the 1299 Panigale and integrated
automatically into the three Riding Modes in order to assist the rider still further in an extraordinarily
efficient way.

Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) and Öhlins Smart EC
The 1299 Panigale S is fitted with the innovative Öhlins Smart EC system – an event-based control
system for the suspension. This system, thanks to the use of stepper motors and taking into account the
signals measured and/or elaborated by the bike's other ECUs, modifies the set-up of the suspension
during use in order to improve cornering grip, stability, braking, corner entry and handling. The system,
which was developed in collaboration with Öhlins uses a NIX-30 fork with TIN treatment on the fork
tubes, a TTX shock absorber, and a steering damper, regulating each one independently.

The Ducati Riding Modes
Introduced for the first time on the multi-award winning Multistrada 1200 in 2010, the Ducati Riding
Modes marked a change in the world of motorcycle engineering, allowing the rider to choose between
three pre-set modes to provide the perfect setup for each rider and all kinds of weather and road
conditions. Each Riding Mode is programmed to modify the character of the engine and the settings of
the suspension even on the move. The modes available are a combination of extremely advanced
dedicated technologies.

Race Riding Mode
Selecting the Race Riding Mode, the rider can count on 205 hp, with direct throttle response and, on the
S version, a specific racetrack setting for the suspension. The Race mode includes a predefined level of
DTC, DWC, EBC and ABS set for maximum performance on the racetrack – only active on the front
wheel, and with the Cornering function not engaged.

Sport Riding Mode
Selecting the Sport Riding Mode, the racetrack or road rider can count on 205 hp of delivery with a
sports throttle response and, on the S version, a sports type setting of the suspension. In Sport mode,
the predefined levels of DTC, DWC, EBC AND ABS are set for sports performance on the road. Control
of back wheel lift when braking is activated and the Cornering function setting provides maximum
performance when cornering.

Wet Riding Mode
The Wet Riding Mode provides the rider on road or race-track with 120 hp of delivery with a gentle
throttle response and, on the S version, a setting of the suspension that's optimised for conditions with
little grip. The predefined levels of DTC, DWC, EBC and ABS are set to provide maximum safety,
completely eliminating back wheel lift when braking and the Cornering function setting also provides
maximum safety.

TFT Instrumentation
The TFT (Thin Film Transistor) instrumentation of the 1299 Panigale makes use of the most advanced
technology in the field of data visualisation. The configuration of the colour display can be modified
and it adjusts automatically to the selected Riding Mode in order to provide the clearest possible display
of the information according to riding conditions and it even inverts the colours of the characters and the
background in situations of very low visibility. The high definition instrument panel shows rpm between
1,000 and 12,000 on a display with a 90° angle at the far top left corner of the main screen, adding
increasing luminous bars to the display as the engine increases in speed and enlarging the main digits
of the index (from 1 to 12) one by one, when the corresponding value has been reached. In the lower
part of the display, from left to right, the current state and/or the settings of the Riding Modes are shown
while the right-hand part of the screen contains a gear indicator. When the Track visualisation mode is
selected, for the first time, the lean angle is also displayed. If the Lap Time function is activated on the
instrument panel, the highest speed and maximum lean angle of each lap are also shown when the
individual times are visualised.

Ducati Data Analyser+ GPS (DDA+ GPS)
With the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA), which includes Mac-compatible software and a USB data recovery
device, it's possible to evaluate the performance of the bike and the rider, with graphic presentations for
specific areas of data. The DDA+ GPS is the latest generation of the Ducati Data Analyser with GPS
function and it automatically records the timing of each lap every time the 1299 Panigale crosses the
finish line of a racetrack. When the rider, crossing the finish line, presses the high-beam flash button,
this highly innovative system records the coordinates of the position and then records the timings of
each successive lap once it's been completed.

The DDA+ GPS is available for the 1299 Panigale and the 1299 Panigale S as a Ducati Performance
plug-and-play accessory.

The DDA+, an essential instrument for race bikes, is able to record a wide range of data, including
throttle, speed of the bike, selected gear, engine temperature, distance travelled, rpm and lap times. A
new data collection channel has been introduced to record the DTC index, presenting it as a graphic line
showing the level of interaction of the DTC in case of rear wheel spinning. The data can be downloaded
after a ride out or a track session to compare and analyse the performance of both rider and bike in
detail, including lean angles.

Monocoque Technology
The chassis of the 1299 Panigale is Ducati technology at its very best. Developed in the hyper-
competitive world of racing, the extremely compact monocoque structure integrates the airbox,
contributing significantly to maintaining the bike's reduced weight which, for the 1299 Panigale is a dry
weight of just 166.5 kg (367 lb).

The compact monocoque structure, which is in aluminium to increase strength, uses the Superquadro
engine as a structural element. It's fixed directly to the cylinder heads and, in the front part, incorporates
the steering head bearings. As well as being a traditional chassis, the monocoque also acts as the
airbox. Fitted inside, along with the air filters, are the throttle bodies and the fuel circuit, complete with
injectors. When the aluminium tank is mounted, its bottom portion seals the airbox as a top cover. The
steering head angle has been modified for the 1299 Panigale from 24.5° to 24° and the trail has been
reduced from 100 mm to 96 mm.

The new chassis setup also includes a single-sided swingarm with a 4 mm lower pivot point. The total
wheelbase of the 1299 Panigale is 1,437 mm while the distribution of weight is 52% at the front and
48% at the rear for a rider of average build.

The exhaust system is mounted underneath the engine, and together with the aluminium alloy rear
subframe and magnesium front subframe, ensures centralisation of vehicle mass which guarantees
excellent agility.

Suspension
The 1299 Panigale incorporates a lightweight, pressurised 50 mm Marzocchi fork with anodised
aluminium sliders. The fork sliders, which have a matt champagne colour finish, contain aluminium
stanchions with black anodised finish and splendidly designed aluminium bottoms. The fork can be
completely adjusted in compression, rebound, and spring preload, and it also has a pressurised
hydraulic system which, thanks to using as little oil as possible for each stanchion compared to
traditional systems, contributes slightly to the weight reduction. The rear suspension of the 1299
Panigale is controlled by a Sachs shock absorber that is also completely adjustable. The 1299
Panigale S is fitted with the Öhlins Smart EC event-based suspension, while the 1299 Panigale R is
fitted with Öhlins mechanical suspension.

Braking System
The whole 1299 Panigale/Panigale R range is equipped with monobloc Brembo M50 callipers which,
as well as being designed to be compact, bring a significant reduction of weight. The callipers are forged
from a single block of alloy and provide increased rigidity and resistance to deformation during the most
extreme braking episodes. The resulting increase of performance by the hydraulic system doesn't just
ensure spectacular braking efficiency but also improves precision responsiveness at the lever. The
double monobloc Brembo callipers each have four 30 mm diameter pistons that grip 330 mm diameter
discs ensuring excellent braking efficiency. The whole 1299 Panigale/Panigale R range is also fitted
with the new Cornering ABS system which uses the extremely lightweight Bosch 9.1MP ECU.

Wheels and Tyres
While the 1299 Panigale is fitted with cast aluminium tri-Y spoke wheels, 3.5 inches wide at the front
and 6 inches wide at the rear to allow rapid changes of direction and incredible performance during
acceleration and braking, the 1299 Panigale S has elegant forged and machine-finished tri-W
wheels, which are lighter for even better performance.

The whole 1299 Panigale/Panigale R range is fitted exclusively with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
tyres. These are the road versions of the tyres used in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup: 120/70 ZR17 at
the front and 200/55 x ZR17 at the rear.

Designed to maintain precision both on the straights and when cornering, the 200/55 x ZR17 rear tyre
significantly enhances the contact patch and turn-in speed, adding a higher profile to the width of 200
mm. Pirelli and Ducati technicians have worked together to obtain perfect synergy between the front and
rear profiles, which ensures unprecedented precise road feel and extraordinary directional agility during
cornering, thanks to the monocoque technology used for the chassis.

The structure and compound used for the tyres is derived directly form Pirelli's experience in the World
Superbike Championship. The tyre carcasses have been designed in order to guarantee rigidity during
extreme braking and the outer sections have been designed to maximise the area of contact;
furthermore the double compound of the tyre treads contains polymers which facilitate rapid warming
and consistent grip.

DUCATI PANIGALE R
Racing DNA
Created for the enjoyment of the most demanding enthusiasts, the Panigale R has been developed
through the experience of Ducati in the World Superbike Championship. Fitted with a race-spec version
of the Superquadro 1198 cm 3 engine which meets displacement restrictions enabling it to compete in
world and national Superbike and Superstock series, the Panigale R incorporates numerous features
adapted specifically for the racetrack.

Titanium exhaust valves and 2 ring pistons have been added to the Superquadro engine, which was
already fitted with titanium intake valves and rods. The pistons’ short-skirt design and the use of only 2
rings (compression ring and oil ring) reduce their overall mass and friction. Added to this is an extremely
lightweight crankshaft, which is balanced thanks to tungsten inserts in the counterweights, and
dedicated camshafts which allow the Panigale R to reach a maximum power level of 205 hp at 11,500
rpm and a torque level of 136.2 Nm at 10,250 rpm.

The Panigale R is also fitted with a clutch designed specifically for racing as well as a series of technical
features that ensure maximum performance even after long distances, considering the strict regulations
on power unit quotas in races reserved for modified production bikes.

Reinforcing the incredible level of performance of the electronic kit, the Panigale R has been fitted with
the same elements used on the 1299 Panigale. It has, for instance, the Inertial Measurement Unit
(IMU) which commands the Cornering ABS, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control
(DTC), and Engine Brake Control (EBC), along with an automatic calibration system for tyre dimension
and final transmission ratio. In addition, it includes the Ducati Data Analysis+ GPS (DDA+ GPS) system
with lean angle visualization. The impressive provision of electronic devices also includes auxiliary
buttons on the handlebars, as on race bikes, to regulate the DTC, DWC or EBC systems rapidly during
track use.

The Panigale R is also fitted with Öhlins mechanical suspension and it has a steering angle of 24°
and a swingarm pivot that can be adjusted among 4 positions. In addition it has dedicated steering
offset geometry which advances the front axle by 5 mm compared to the 1299 Panigale and the 1299
Panigale S (with relative increment of the wheelbase distance from 1,437 mm to 1,442 mm), in order to
further increase stability particularly in conditions of extreme track riding or racing.

The Panigale R is fitted with a number of parts made in carbon fibre and, thanks in part to the use of the
approved Akrapovic titanium silencer and the extremely lightweight lithium ion battery, the Panigale
R weighs 6 kg less than the 1199 Panigale R.


Specs:

Engine
Type: Superquadro L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Type (R): Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled, titanium con-rods
Displacement: 1285cc
Displacement (R): 1198cc
Bore x Stroke: 116x60.8mm
Bore x Stroke (R): 112x60.8mm
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Compression ratio (R): 13.2:1
Power: 150.8 kW (205 hp) @ 10.500 rpm
Power (R): 150.8 kW (205 hp) @ 11.500 rpm
Torque: 144,6 Nm (106.7 lb-ft) @ 8,750 rpm
Torque (R): 136.2Nm (100.5 lb-ft) @ 10,250 rpm
(Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati)
Fuel injection: Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.
Exhaust: 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers with alumimum end caps
Exhaust (R): 2-1-2 full titanium system with stainless steel exhaust headers, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin titanium steel mufflers with carbon fibre end caps

Transmission
Gearbox: 6 speed with DQS Ducati Quick Shift up/down
Primary drive: Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.77:1
Ratio: 1=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
Final drive (R): Chain 525; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 41
Clutch: Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control

Chassis
Frame: Monocoque Aluminium
Front suspension: Marzocchi 50 mm pressurized and fully adjustable USD fork with hard anodized aluminum lightweight slider
Front suspension (S): Öhlins NIX30 43mm fully adjustable USD fork with TiN treatment. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with semi-active mode
Front suspension (R): Öhlins NIX30 43mm fully adjustable USD fork with TiN treatment
Front wheel: Tri-Y spoke light alloy 3.50" x 17"
Front wheel (S, R): 3 spoke forged light alloy 3.50" x 17"
Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rear suspension: Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Adjustable linkage: Progressive/flat. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear suspension (S): Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with semi-active mode. Adjustable linkage: Progressive/flat. Aluminum single-sided swingarm
Rear suspension (R): Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Adjustable linkage: Progressive/flat. Aluminium single-sided swingarm. 4-point adjustable pivot
Rear wheel: Tri-Y spoke light alloy 6.00" x 17"
Rear wheel (S, R): 3 spoke forged light alloy 6.00" x 17"
Rear tyre: 200/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Front wheel travel: 120mm (4.72in)
Rear wheel travel: 130mm (5.12in)
Front brake: 2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M50 4-piston callipers with cornering ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper with cornering ABS as standard equipment
Instrumentation: Digital unit with TFT colour display

Dimensions and weight
Dry weight: 166.5kg (367lb)
Dry weight (R): 162kg (357lb)
(Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models)
Wet weight (KERB): 190.5kg (420lb)
Wet weight (R): 184kg (406lb)
(Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93)
Seat height: 830mm (32.68in)
Wheelbase: 1437mm (56.6in)
Wheelbase (R): 1442mm (56.8in)
Rake: 24°
Trail: 96mm (3.78in)
Fuel tank capacity: 17l - 4.5 gallon (US)
Number of seats: Dual seat
Number of seats (R): Single seat

Equipment
Electonics: DTC, DQS up/down, EBC, Riding Modes, DWC, R-b-W,
Cornering ABS, auto tyre and final ratio calibration
Electronics (R): DDA+ with GPS unit, DTC, DQS up/down, EBC, Riding Modes, DES, DWC, R-b-W, Cornering ABS, auto tyre and final ratio calibration
Additional Equipment: Auxiliary adjustment buttons-ready, DDA+ with GPS-ready
Additional Equipment (S): Full LED lighting, Ohlins Smart EC with semi-active steering
damper, Auxiliary adjustment buttons, DDA+ with GPS-ready
Additional Equipment (R): Titanium connecting rods and valves, balanced crankshaft. Lithium-ion battery. Auxiliary adjustment buttons

Warranty
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals: 12.000 km (7,500m)
Valve clearance check: 24.000km (15,000m)

Emissions and Consumption
Standard: Euro 3 (Europe) - USA: follows the US Federal Regulation




































2015 Ducati Multistrada



Ducati says:

As soon as it was launched back in 2010, the Multistrada 1200 revolutionised the motorcycling world by
offering, for the very first time, nothing less than four bikes in one: from super sport to long-distance tourer,
from everyday runabout to enduro. Now, Ducati’s technological expertise has produced a new generation
of Multistradas, bikes featuring the latest Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing)
engine and a state-of-the-art technological package that sets a whole new standard in its product
segment. The new Multistrada 1200 is the “multibike” par excellence, with cutting-edge technology making it
far more than just the 4-bikes-in-1 offered by its Riding Modes.

In what is a first for the motorcycle industry, the DVT engine features a variable valve timing system with
independent control of both the intake and exhaust camshafts. This optimises engine performance
throughout the power range in all riding conditions, thus ensuring maximum power at high rpm, fluid
delivery, punchy low-rpm torque and low fuel consumption in full compliance with the latest Euro 4
regulations.

The new Multistrada 1200 also sets a new electronics benchmark thanks to the Inertial Measurement Unit
(IMU) which dynamically measures roll, yaw and pitch angles as well as the rate of their change; with this
information, the IMU enhances both performance and safety. For example, the presence of the IMU enables
the ABS to include a Cornering system capable of controlling braking even on bends where wheel lock could
otherwise cause skidding. On the Multistrada 1200 S it also enables control the Ducati Cornering Lights
(DCL) in its full LED headlamp. Moreover, the IMU has allowed the introduction of Ducati Wheelie Control
(DWC): this detects and corrects any front wheel lift to ensure maximum acceleration in complete safety.
Like Ducati Traction Control (DTC), DWC features rider-settable 8-level sensitivity. Lastly, the IMU inertial
platform also interacts with the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution (DSS) control
system featured on the Multistrada 1200 S.

All models now feature Electronic Cruise Control, which the rider can set as desired using controls
incorporated in the switchgear on the left handlebar. On the S version a Bluetooth module is included as
standard: this activates the Ducati Multimedia System and can connect the bike to a smartphone for user-
friendly control of basic functions such as receiving incoming calls, notification of text messages, or playing
music via the handlebar controls and on-dash info. Thanks to an iOS/Android app, the Bluetooth connection
lets riders use bike data to activate other functions which enhance, extend or let them share their everyday
riding or touring experiences; the app even allows interaction with the ducati.com website and social
networks.


Features:

Multistrada 1200
- Ducati Red with black wheels rims
- New Ducati Testastretta DVT engine
- IMU: Inertial Measurement Unit
- Bosch-Brembo ABS 9.1ME Cornering braking system
- Electronic cruise control
- Riding Modes
- Ride-by-Wire Power Modes (PM)
- Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)
- Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
- Height-adjustable seat
- LCD instrument panel

Multistrada 1200 S (and Multistrada 1200 S D|air )
- Ducati Red with black wheels rims (1200 S and 1200 S D|air), Iceberg White with black wheels rims (1200 S only)
- New Ducati Testastretta DVT engine
- IMU: Inertial Measurement Unit
- Bosch-Brembo ABS 9.1ME Cornering braking system
- Front brake discs with diameter of 330 mm, Brembo M504 4-piston radial calipers
- Electronic cruise control
- Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)
- Lightweight machine-finished forged wheels
- Riding Modes
- Ride-by-Wire Power Modes (PM)
- Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)
- Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
- Height-adjustable seat
- Electronic Sachs suspension (front and back) with the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution system
- Full LED headlamp with Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL)
- Instrument panel with 5” full colour TFT screen
- D|air system (Multistrada 1200 S D|air only)

Personalisation Packs
- Touring Pack: heated grips, panniers and center stand
- Sport Pack: road-legal exhaust (homologated only for EU) Ducati Performance by Termignoni and carbon fibre front mudguard, machined-from-billet aluminium brake and clutch reservoir caps
- Urban Pack: top case, tank bag with lock and USB hub
- Enduro Pack: supplementary lights and Ducati Performance components by Touratech: engine
protection bars, radiator guard, oil sump guard, bigger kickstand base and off-road footpegs
- The launch of the new Multistrada is enriched also by the Multistrada Link App: a smartphone app, available
for iOS and Android, that further explains all content and new features of the bike. Through the app it‘s
possible to rate individual aspects of the bike, and submit ideas and comments directly to Ducati. Further, it
will deliver easily accessible weekly updates of a variety of content.

Technology-inspired design
Stylistically inventive and technologically advanced, the new Multistrada 1200 is a limitless bike able to
indulge and adapt to the rider’s every need. A simple click transforms it from super sport to long-distance
tourer, yet it is equally capable as an everyday bike for getting to work or handling grittier off-road routes.
All these characteristics have been poured into a new design that is more mature, sophisticated and
effective than ever.

This new style of the Multistrada 1200 enhances its perceived quality compared to the previous model.
Clean surfaces, taut lines and contrasting front and rear visual mass give it dynamism and sportiness. A
greater number of painted parts lend it sophistication, while close attention to plastic part attachment has
greatly reduced the number of screws in sight. Distinctive features also include the compact full LED
headlampwhich is aggressive-looking yet decidedly high-tech, and the rear tail light. Aspects such as the
frame, which provides an optimum balance of weight and performance, the rear aluminium subframe with
incorporated luggage rack, and the new, ergonomic practical switchgear are just some of the features that
underscore Ducati’s conscientious attention to detail. Just like the new key with an aluminium insert, and the, modern, compact instrument panel (LCD on the standard, TFT on the S and D|air versions).

Everything on the new Multistrada 1200 has been designed for practicality and effectiveness. For example,
the rider’s seat is narrow at the front, allowing an easier reach to the ground; it’s also 20 mm longer and
offers 20 mm of height-adjustment. The passenger seat is lower and the passenger grab handles are more
ergonomic. The new windshield height adjustment system is more fluid and can be operated with only one
hand. Thanks to careful attention to every single component, the new Multistrada 1200 has a dry weight of
just 209 kg. Together with the bike’s optimal chassis set-up, this low weight gives the Multistrada 1200
exceptional handling, crucial in sport riding and when weaving through city traffic or riding over uneven
terrain.

Ergonomic, comfort-focussed design
Developed to perform also as a long-distance tourer, the Multistrada 1200 was, from the very start, the
subject of in-depth ergonomic studies both at CAD level and via repeated prototype testing, the aim being
to ensure outstanding comfort with a fully laden bike. Ducati carefully analysed the “ergonomic triangle”
of both rider and passenger to ensure comfort that allows extended journeys without fatigue.

This spacious bike can easily accommodate two people plus top case and panniers. The 1,530 mm
wheelbase ensures optimal centring of the rider (and panniers, where attached), thus enhancing dynamic
vehicle performance. To underscore the multi-role nature of the Multistrada 1200 even further the
ergonomics have been developed and tested to allow out-of-the-seat riding, essential for off-road
use. The footpegs have been fitted with rubber inserts to insulate against vibration but these can also be
removed to provide serrated-edge footpegs for added grip with off-road boots.

On the new Multistrada 1200 the seat is now height-adjustable between 825 and 845 mm and, thanks to
generous dimensions, immediately offers a sensation of comfort and wanderlust. The wide, tapered
handlebars have also been designed to optimise comfort and to provide a dominant riding position without
compromising tight turning performance. Moreover, the handlebars are mounted on damping blocks to
filter out vibration and provide an optimal mix of comfort and road feel.

A roomy storage area under the passenger seat contains the tool kit, and manual, with space also for
other personal items.

The windshield on the new Multistrada 1200 is high and wide, its surfaces shaped to provide greater
rider protection over long distances. It also features a 60 mm vertical adjustment range: this is set with
just one hand. Two 12V power sockets, one positioned immediately underneath the passenger seat and
the other on the front section of the bike, are available: these can carry loads of up to 8A (fused) and power
items such as heated clothing, intercoms or mobile phone chargers. Available as a Ducati Performance
accessory, the GARMIN sat-nav is powered via a special connector near the instrumentation. A USB socket
is also available in the under-seat zone; this can be connected to a smartphone.

Numerous optional features make the Multistrada perfect for long-distance touring: these include the stylish,
roomy panniers, which are redesigned to enhance both style and practicality and are easily removable..
Other touring features include heated grips, which are indispensable in poor weather, and the centre
stand, which is useful when the bike is fully loaded.

DUCATI TESTASTRETTA DVT
A new generation
By independently varying the timing of the camshaft that controls the intake valves and the camshaft that
controls the exhaust valves, the DVT engine optimises high-rpm performance to provide maximum power.
At low-to-medium rpm, instead, it smooths operation, making power delivery more fluid and boosting
torque. In practice, this is an engine that changes its characteristics as rpm varies while complying with
Euro 4 specifications and giving good fuel economy.

When designing an engine one of the key performance parameters is intake and exhaust valve overlap.
This is defined as the interval of crankshaft rotation, expressed in degrees, during which both valves remain
open simultaneously. Overlap, which occurs between the end of the exhaust phase and the start of the
intake phase, is usually a fixed parameter - but not on the DVT.

Variance of the valve overlap angle has been achieved by adopting the DVT (Desmodromic Variable
Timing) system: a valve timing adjuster applied on the ends of each of the two overhead camshafts. The
DVT system is divided into two parts: an external housing rigidly connected to the timing belt and an internal
mechanism connected to the camshaft: the latter is coaxial to the former and can rotate in advance or delay
with respect to the housing depending on the oil pressure in special chambers. This oil pressure is adjusted
by dedicated valves and the timing of each cam is controlled dynamically by a sensor in the cam covers.
Desmo delight

As might be expected, the Testastretta DVT engine uses the Desmodromic valve actuation system that
has made Ducati’s Bologna-built bikes famous worldwide. This special system closes the intake and
exhaust valves mechanically, with the same precision as they are opened. The term desmodromic stems
from the Greek words desmos (link) and dromos (stroke), and refers to mechanisms with a control to
operate them in one direction (e.g. opening) and another to activate them in the other (closure or return).The
soundness of this system, used on all Ducati models, is demonstrated by its utilisation on Ducati Corse’s
Superbikes and MotoGP bikes.

In the Testastretta DVT engine, Desmodromic valve actuation provides a clear advantage over traditional
valve springs; at low revs the system requires less force because there are no springs to be compressed.
This makes it possible to keep the individual valve timing adjusters compact, which minimizes their weight
and allows them to be smoothly integrated.

Ever-present strong torque
As a result, with a bore of 106 mm and stroke of 67.9 mm (giving a total displacement of 1198 cm3) the
Ducati Testastretta DVT puts out 160 hp at 9500 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 7500 rpm, with very linear
delivery. In fact, even at just 3500 rpm the available torque is already 80 Nm and remains near-constant,
exceeding 100 Nm between 5750 and 9500 rpm.

Yet the DVT system, despite the increase in power, also decreases fuel consumption, which drops by an
average of 8% over the riding cycle.

Ducati’s continuous research and development into injection systems has led, on the Testastretta DVT,
to the use of fuel injectors positioned to direct their spray onto the heated rear of the intake valve instead of
the relatively cooler intake duct wall. This maximises fuel vaporisation, improving combustion and
smoothness.

The DVT is also equipped with the Dual Spark (DS) system, which uses two spark plugs per cylinder to
enhance combustion efficiency and time. Each spark plug has independent ignition control to ensure
optimisation throughout the rev range under all riding conditions. There is also an anti-knock sensor to
keep the engine running smoothly even when lower-octane fuels are used or under other conditions (e.g.
high altitude) that might affect combustion.

Lastly, to maximize performance and minimize emissions, the Testastretta DVT also features a secondary
air system. This allows a richer fuel mixture to be used without increasing emissions, by completely
oxidizing unburnt hydrocarbons to keep HC and CO levels to a minimum.

The clutch on the Multistrada 1200 is of the oil-bath slipper type and can be operated with light effort at
the lever, thanks to a progressive self-servo mechanism which allows a reduced clutch spring load. The
result is improved feel and outstanding comfort even during frequent gear changing, in city traffic or on long-
distance trips. Upon deceleration, the same mechanism reduces pressure on the clutch plates, giving them
a slipper effect to prevent hopping of the rear end during aggressive downshifts.

The exhaust system layout is based on two primary manifolds that merge directly in the single 2-chamber
silencer; the latter, in addition to acting as a 2-1-2 collector, contains the catalytic converter. From here exit
two pipes directly to the light, compact silencers, which are side-mounted and feature aluminium alloy outer
sleeves.

Long maintenance intervals
Constant investment in quality - ensured by design, advanced materials and cutting-edge engineering - has
allowed Ducati to reduce scheduled maintenance requirements; routine maintenance intervals have been
extended to 15,000 km (or one year) and valve timing adjustment to 30,000 km, providing clear
advantages for customers. This has been achieved by employing special materials for the valve seats,
improving combustion efficiency, and containing the running temperature of the Testastretta DVT engine.
Moreover, the innovative DVT system does not in any way complicate the valve timing adjustment
procedure.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY
A new benchmark
The introduction of the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) has reshaped the 4-bikes-in-1 concept that lies at
the core of the Multistrada. In addition to allowing implementation of all the electronic strategies already
featured on the previous version, the new Multistrada 1200 also introduces Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)
and Cornering ABS. The four Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro) are made even more
effective as, on the Multistrada 1200 S, they are supported by the new Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS)
Evolution; this configures the suspension setup dynamically in response to different road and riding
conditions, maintaining control, performance, and comfort at all times.

On the new Multistrada 1200 engine output is controlled by a Ride By Wire system. Power is not adjusted
directly via a throttle cable; instead, throttle body opening is regulated by the engine control unit after it
reads and processes the Ride by Wire signal input. This means three different mappings can be used to
adjust power delivery.

Sport Riding Mode
Selecting Sport Riding Mode provides a thrilling 160 hp and a breathtaking 136 Nm of torque, together with
(on the S version) a sporty suspension setupwith the appropriate DSS mapping. Sport Mode is also
characterised by low levels of Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Wheelie Control, and a level 2 ABS
setting. This gives braking response that suits highly dynamic riding, with a slight reduction in combined
front/rear action and rear-wheel lift detection off, while maintaining Cornering ABS functionality.

Touring Riding Mode
In Touring Riding Mode the Multistrada 1200 provides the engine’s full 160 hp with a smoother, less direct
throttle response compared to Sport Mode. Active safety is enhanced by higher DTC and DWC sensitivity
levels, to maintain rock-solid stability. The ABS is set to interaction level 3, perfect for touring; this turns
rear-wheel lift detection and Cornering ABS functionality on, while also optimising the front/rear
combined braking effect. On the S version a suspension setup perfect for long-distance rides is selected,
ensuring maximum comfort for rider and passenger alike, while the DSS mapping is reconfigured for
additional on-bike load.

Urban Riding Mode
In Urban Riding Mode power output is reduced to a maximum of 100 hp, and on the S version suspension
is set for optimum agility with corresponding DSS mapping. DTC and DWC are set to high levels for
maximum security on less-than-perfect city roads. ABS is set to “Safe and Stable”(3), which maximises the
sensation of confidence: rear-wheel lift detection is on, front/rear combined braking is optimised, and
Cornering functionality is engaged.

Enduro Riding Mode
The Multistrada 1200’s Enduro Riding Mode sets engine power to a maximum of 100 hp, with off-road
oriented suspension settings and DSS mapping for the S. DTC and DWC level settings are low and the
ABS is set to level 1 interaction, suitable for off-road use on low grip surfaces: rear-wheel lift detection is off,
Cornering functionality is off, and ABS on the rear wheel is disabled.

DTC (Ducati Traction Control)
A key part of the Ducati Safety Pack, DTC – a pure racing offshoot – is an intelligent system that acts as a
filter between the rider’s right hand and the rear tyre. In just a few thousandths of a second, DTC can detect
and control rear wheelspin, boosting performance and active safety significantly.

This system has eight different intervention levels. Each one has been programmed to provide a rear
wheelspin tolerance that matches progressive levels of riding ability (classified from one to eight). Level one
has the lowest degree of system intervention, while level eight, intended for wet road surfaces, gives
maximum prevention of wheelspin. On the Multistrada 1200 DTC is incorporated into the Riding Modes.
DTC levels within the four modes are initially pre-set but can subsequently be personalised and saved to
suit individual riding styles or preferences. The outcome of thousands of hours of road and track tests, this
technology significantly enhances safety when accelerating in turns. A Default function lets the user restore
the original factory settings.

Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)
This system was developed from that used on the 1199 Superleggera: using data from the IMU, it analyses
the attitude of the bike (to detect any front wheel lift) and controls torque and power accordingly to maximise
acceleration in safety without destabilising balance. Like DTC, it features 8-level adjustment and is
incorporated into the Riding Modes. Again, a Default function lets the user restore the original factory
settings.

Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution
The DSS (Ducati Skyhook Suspension) Evolution system has now been developed even further. This
evolved version includes a new Sachs fork with pressurised damper cartridge and low-friction stanchion, a
new sensor to control the action of the rear damper plus new software that also handles data from the IMU
and features new algorithms. Included as standard on the Multistrada 1200 S, the DSS platform has a 48
mm front fork and a Sachs rear monoshock, both electronic; this allows the DSS to continuously adjust
hydraulic damper compression and rebound using semi-active control to ensure correct vehicle
balance. In this way the bike remains stable independently of road surface conditions, significantly
increasing comfort and safety.

The Skyhook name stems from the unique sensation experienced during riding, as if the bike were
suspended from a hook in the sky, keeping it balanced and stable. This innovative technology outperforms
conventional passive suspension systems through constant control of dynamic wheel behaviour. In the
DSS Evolution system, settings have been further refined to maximize performance, safety, and comfort.
DSS Evolution technology analyses data from numerous sensors on the sprung and unsprung weights
of the bike to calculate and set the damping needed to make the ride as smooth as possible. An
accelerometer on the steering yoke, one at the rear of the bike and one inside the control unit that tracks
the DDS Evolution provide data on sprung weight while an accelerometer on the fork bottom provides input
on unsprung weight. At the rear, another sensor measures suspension travel. The DSS Evolution
processes this information via a semi-active control algorithm that, by referring to an imaginary fixed
point in the sky above the bike, makes extremely rapid adjustments to the hydraulic damper to
minimise vehicle movement in relation to this point: just as if the bike were suspended from it (hence
the term “skyhook”).

To smooth the longitudinal forces of acceleration and deceleration, the system also makes use of the
Ducati Traction Control (DTC) longitudinal accelerometer sensor, the ABS system pressure
detectors for rapid calculation and activation of a response that reduces resulting vehicle oscillation, and
the data from the IMU which dynamically reveals the bikes attitude on the two axes (lateral and vertical
tilt).

Brembo brake system with Bosch Cornering ABS
The entire Multistrada 1200 family features a Brembo braking system with the Bosch 9.1ME ABS ECU,
an integral part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP). Cornering ABS makes use of the IMU (Inertial
Measurement Unit) platform to optimise front and rear braking power even in critical situations with
the bike at considerable lean angles.

Through interaction with the Riding Modes, the system provides compromise-free solutions whatever the
situation or riding conditions.

Thanks to its ABS control processor the Multistrada makes use of an Electronic Combined Braking System
that is optimised for the Urban and Touring Riding Modes but has a lower degree of interaction in Sport
mode where combined braking is less desirable. The combined braking system increases stability by using
four pressure detectors to allocate braking power optimally between front and rear.

Designed to improve rear tyre control during hard braking, the rear-wheel lift detection is fully enabled in
Urban and Touring Riding Modes yet disabled in Sport and Enduro modes. ABS can also be applied
to the front wheel only, as is the case in Enduro Riding Mode, the aim being to allow rear wheel lock on
the dirt. ABS can also be fully disabled from the instrument panel in any Riding Mode, and settings can
be saved and recalled at the next Key-On.

The system integrates smoothly with the Ducati Riding Modes and has three available levels. Level 2
ensures, in Sport mode, equilibrium between front and rear without rear wheel lift detection but with the
Cornering function on and calibrated for sports-style riding. Level 3 allows, in Touring and Urban modes,
optimisation of the combined braking action with rear wheel lift detection on for maximum safety and
performance and with Cornering fucntionality on and calibrated for maximum safety. Level 1 maximises off-
road performance by disabling rear-wheel lift detection and allowing the rear wheel to lock, with ABS being
applied only at the front.

The front braking system on the new Multistrada 1200 features monobloc radially-mounted Brembo 4-
piston callipers with 32 mm diameter pistons and 2 pads, a radial master cylinder with adjustable
lever, and dual 320 mm discs. At the rear, there is a single 265 mm diameter disc gripped by a floating
calliper, again from Brembo. These components ensure top braking performance, a standard Ducati
feature. On the Multistrada 1200 S the braking system draws directly on solutions used by Ducati in
Superbike competition: 330 mm discs at the front coupled with Brembo M50 monobloc radial 4-piston
callipers with a 16 mm master cylinder.

Instrument panel and lighting
The dashboard consists of a large high-visibility LCD screen providing all primary and secondary
information. On the Multistrada 1200 S the LCD is replaced by a full colour 5” TFT display. Both the LCD
and TFT provide info on speed, rpm, selected gear, total mileage, trip1 and trip2, engine coolant
temperature, fuel gauge and a clock. Other information shown includes the selected Riding Mode, miles
remaining, current fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, average speed, air temperature, travelling
time and an icy road surface warning.

At a standstill it is possible to gain access, via the left handlebar switchgear, to a settings menu which
enables and adjusts various functions such as DTC and DWC personalisation and the 3-level Cornering
ABS function. On the Multistrada 1200 S suspension can also be adjusted through the settings menu.. It is
also possible, either at a standstill or on the move, to select the Riding Mode (Sport, Touring, Urban or
Enduro) and load settings to correspond with the current riding configuration: rider only, rider with luggage,
rider with passenger or rider with passenger and luggage.

The Multistrada 1200 S features a full LED headlight with Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) functionality,
which activates in curves to give optimal illumination of the road surface. Once again, it is the IMU inertial
platform that makes this new function possible. Another option designed to enhance lighting efficiency
consists of a pair of supplementary headlights: controlled via a dedicated key on the left switchgear, these
provide excellent peripheral lighting. All models of the Multistrada 1200 also feature hazard lights,
activated simply by pressing a dedicated button.

Hands Free Ignition
The Multistrada 1200 can be started without inserting a mechanical key, if its electronic key is within a 2
metre radius of the bike. The system automatically reads the key’s code, even if it is never removed from the
rider’s pocket. Pressing the “on” button powers-up the bike, activates the display, and allows the engine to
be started. The electronic key also includes a mechanical “flip” key for seat and filler cap removal. Further,
the Multistrada 1200 features an electrical steering lock actuator: when the bike is parked, the steering lock
can be engaged with the push of a button, and is automatically released when the bike is next turned on.

CHASSIS
Frame
The components used on the new Multistrada 1200 offer state-of-the art technological content and
performance: all components and production technologies have been designed to ensure maximum
vehicle performance and compliance with the distinctive design choices. Key chassis set-up parameters,
such as wheelbase, swingarm length and steering geometry (trail and offset), have been defined by
identifying the best possible compromise between high speed stability and handling. Low vehicle weight
and a generous steering lock make low-speed tight manoeuvring simple and easy: so doing a U-turn
on city streets or narrow mountain roads presents no problem at all.

The chassis design features a frontal Trellis frame with large-diameter yet thin tubing and two lateral
subframes closed off by a rear load bearing element made of fibreglass-reinforced engineering plastic
for maximum torsional rigidity.. On the new Multistrada 1200 the frame has been stiffened further and the
ground clearance has been raised by 20 mm to 180 mm, a big advantage when riding off-road.
From a mechanical viewpoint, the most important – and perhaps the most complex – component on the
Multistrada 1200 is the single-sided swingarm. This single, die-casted part, with fabricated and welded
sections, provides a strong, hollow and lightweight component that contributes considerably to the
Multistrada’s sure-footed handling.

Suspension
The Multistrada 1200 features a 48 mm upside-down fork, with a dedicated cast lower, fully adjustable for
spring preload, compression, and rebound. The rear is controlled by a Sachs monoshock, also fully
adjustable in compression and rebound and with spring preload adjustable by using a handy remote manual
adjuster. The spring works progressively, therefore providing augmented riding comfort even when the bike
is fully laden.

The Multistrada 1200 S comes with a Sachs 48 mm front fork (with tubes in the typical ceramic grey)
and rear damper, which are both semi-active and controlled by the Ducati Skyhook Suspension
(DSS) Evolution system. In addition to allowing compression and rebound adjustment of the hydraulic
damper and rear spring preload (automatic and integrated into the Riding Modes or personalised via the on-
board computer), the semi-active system exerts continuous control to keep the bike perfectly balanced.
Both suspension systems feature 170 mm travel (both front and rear), allowing for comfortable riding
even with the bike loaded and, above all, safe handling on off-road routes. On the S comfort is enhanced
further by the DSS Evolution which allows quick, user-friendly modification of the bike’s
configuration to suit riding configuration and journey type: rider only, rider with luggage, rider with
passenger and rider with passenger and luggage.

Tyres and wheels
In the first decade of the new millennium, Ducati launched the new Multistrada. Pirelli, one of Ducati’s most
important partners, responded by developing the SCORPIONTM Sync, the first sporty-on-the-road tyre to
feature a knobby tread, produced in the 120/70-17 and 180/55-17 sizes. Some ten years later, Pirelli is still
the leader - thanks to the introduction of SCORPIONTM Trail dual compound 190/55-17” rear tyres - of a
segment revolution that ushered in a new generation of street enduro bikes like the new Ducati Multistrada
1200. The SCORPIONTM Trail II, as standard on the Ducati Multistrada (190/55 R17 rear and 120/70 R17
front), is Pirelli’s latest enduro street tyre and the direct successor of the SCORPIONTM Trail.

Pirelli was the first company to introduce the dual compound solution on certain sizes of rear enduro street
tyre like the SCORPIONTM Trail. Now, the Italian manufacturer is able to apply this technology on all rear
tyres in the SCORPIONTM Trail II range. Combining road and off-road performance to perfection. it has been
designed to satisfy even the most demanding motorcyclists: its strong points include outstanding mileage,
consistent performance throughout its lifecycle and first-rate running in the wet.

While the innovative SCORPIONTM Trail II tread pattern is a derivative of the distinctive SCORPIONTM off-
road style, it also draws on Pirelli’s experience in developing the ANGELTM GT, Pirelli’s best sport touring
tyre that is also seen as the segment benchmark. Yet behind this aggressive-looking tread pattern typical of
an off-road tyre, the SCORPIONTM Trail II provides first-rate performance that merges the characteristics of
both enduro and sport touring tyres.

The side slits on the new SCORPIONTM Trail II are designed to channel away rainwater efficiently; water
dispersion is also aided by the ‘dual trench’ central groove arrangement, which also ensures improved
traction, greater solidity and more even wear. Compared to its predecessor, this new tyre gives greater
mileage without compromising on cornering performance and, above all, performs excellently in the wet.
SCORPIONTM Trail II profiles derive directly from those used on the ANGELTM GT, the winner of important
comparative tests carried out by top international magazines. Thanks to a shorter yet wider contact patch,
the profile reduces and evens out tread wear, ensuring greater mileage. Application of new profiles has also
resulted in better handling, which remains consistent throughout the product lifetime.

The Multistrada 1200, 1200 S and 1200 S D|air feature light alloy Y-spoke wheels. All versions are
equipped with 3.50 x 17’’ front wheels and 6.00 x 17’’ rear wheels.

MULTISTRADA 1200 S D|AIR
Ducati, ever-attentive to new technology and safety, has also introduced a D|air version of the new
Multistrada 1200 S which, in addition to the other as-standard features, provides an intelligent on-vehicle
system that is wirelessly connected to airbag-equipped Ducati Apparel D|air® clothing by Dainese.
This solution, which brings together two major Italian brands, represents a big step forwards in two-wheel
safety: the combined experience of Ducati and Dainese has led to the development of a passive safety
system that, thanks to on-board sensors and electronics, constantly monitors the dynamic status of
the vehicle so the airbag can be activated in the event of an accident. The Multistrada D|air analyses
the data and can open both rider and passenger in-jacket airbags in just 45 milliseconds, considerably
reducing the risk of impact-related injuries. The Multistrada 1200 S D|air is also certified by TÜV SÜD, the
authoritative German body responsible for wearable airbag standards. Use of technology developed jointly
with Dainese once again demonstrates Ducati’s constant commitment to safety, as already highlighted
by the Ducati Safety Pack, provided as standard across the entire Multistrada 1200 range.

Colours
All Multistrada 1200 bikes are available in Ducati Red, and the S version (except the D|air) is also
available in Iceberg White. All models in the Multistrada family have wheels with a black finish.
Personalisation Packs

All versions of the new Multistrada 1200 can be enhanced with special packs designed to meet specific
needs. The Touring Pack includes heated grips, panniers and a centre stand; the Sport Pack provides a
road-legal exhaust (homologated only for EU) Ducati Performance by Termignoni, carbon fibre front
mudguard, and machined-from-billet aluminium brake and clutch reservoir caps; the Urban Pack has a top
case and lockable tank bag with a USB hub, and the Enduro Pack offers supplementary lights and Ducati
Performance components by Touratech: 4 mm thick engine protection bars, a radiator guard, an oil sump
guard, a larger kickstand base and off-road footpegs.


Specs:

Engine
Type: Ducati Testastretta DVT with Desmodromic Variable Timing, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Dual Spark, liquid cooled
Displacement: 1198.4cc
Bore x Stroke: 106x67.9mm
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Power: 160hp - 117.7kw @ 9500rpm
Torque: 136 Nm (100.3 lb-ft) @ 7,500 rpm
(Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.)
Fuel injection: Bosch electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire, equivalent diameter 56 mm
Exhaust: Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes

Transmission
Gearbox: 6 speed
Primary drive: Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Ratio: 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 40
Clutch: Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run

Chassis
Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame
Front suspension: 48mm fully adjustable usd forks.
Front suspension (S): Sachs 48 mm fully adjustable usd forks. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS)
Front wheel: Y-shaped 3-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tyre: Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 17''
Rear suspension: Fully adjustable Sachs monoshock unit. Remote spring preload adjustment. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear suspension (S): Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment. Electronic spring pre-load adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evo. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel: Y-shaped 3-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17
Rear tyre: Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 190/55 17''
Front wheel travel: 170mm (6.7in)
Rear wheel travel: 170mm (6.7in)
Front brake: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted monobloc Brembo callipers, 4-
piston, 2-pad, with cornering ABS as standard equipment
Front brake (S): 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc Evo M50 4-piston calipers, 2-pad, radial pump with cornering ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake: 265 mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, with cornering ABS as standard equipment
Instrumentation: LCD display
Instrumentation (S): Color TFT display 5"

Dimensions and weight
Dry weight: 209 kg (461 lb)
Dry weight (S): 212kg (467lb)
Dry weight (D|Air): 213kg (469lb)
(Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models)
Wet weight (KERB): 232 kg (511 lb)
Wet weight (S): 235kg (518lb)
Wet weight (D|Air): 236kg (520lb)
(Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity as per EC standard 93/93).
Seat height: Adjustable 825 - 845 mm (32,5 - 33,3 in)
Wheelbase: 1,529 mm (60,2 in)
Rake: 24°
Trail: 109mm (4.3in)
Fuel tank capacity: 20l - 5.3 gallon (US)
Number of seats: Dual seat

Equipments
Electronics: Riding Modes, Power Modes, RbW, Ducati Safety Pack (cornering ABS + DTC), Ducati Wheelie ControL (DWC), Cruise Control, Hands-Free, Backlit handlebar switches, Anti-theft ready, Heated grips ready, Supplementary lights ready
Electronics (S): Riding Modes, Power Modes, RbW, Ducati Safety Pack (cornering ABS + DTC), Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Cruise Control, Full LED headlamp with Ducati Cornering Lights, Hands-Free, Backlit handlebar switches, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Full-colour TFT display, Anti-theft ready, Heated grips ready, Supplementary lights ready
Electronics (D|Air): D|Air system
Additional equipment:
• Touring Pack: heated grips, panniers and center stand
• Sport Pack: road-legal exhaust (homologated only for EU) Ducati Performance by Termignoni and carbon fibre front mudguard, machined-from-billet aluminium brake and clutch reservoir caps
• Urban Pack: top case, tank bag with lock and USB hub
• Enduro Pack: supplementary lights and Ducati Performance components by Touratech: engine protection bars, radiator guard, oil sump guard, bigger kickstand base and off-road footpegs

Warranty
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals: 15.000 km (9.000m)
Valve clearance check: 30.000km (18,000m)

Emissions and Consumption
Standard: Euro 4 (Europe) - USA: follows the US Federal Regulation






















2015 Ducati Diavel Titanium



Ducati says:

For 2015 Ducati wanted to take the bold and unique Diavel to a whole new level of prestige and desirability.
Titanium, carbon fibre, high-tech craftsmanship, and finishing touches of outstanding quality, offered in
a limited edition of just 500 bikes: these are the core features of the latest addition to the Diavel family: the
Diavel Titanium.

The Diavel makes a bold statement and strengthens Ducati’s Performance Redefined mantra by using latest
technologies to produce super-smooth performance with enhanced comfort and usability.

Custom shop beauty, state-of-the-art technology, innovative design and extraordinary riding pleasure are
masterfully blended into the Diavel, a motorcycle that has firmly set a benchmark in the sport cruiser
segment, just reward for the innovative designers and engineers that created it.

Built to have a commanding presence, though lightweight and agile like all Ducatis, the Diavel takes the
man-motorcycle relationship to another level in absolute comfort. For connoisseurs of technology, the latest
generation Testastretta 11° Dual Spark engine combines with, ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati
Riding Modes to deliver a confidence-inspiring superiority, while the bike’s styling, 162 hp and 205 kg
(452 lb.) of pure Ducati drives a comfortable sport lifestyle previously only dreamt of.

Merging the worlds of power and style is achieved with convincing precision. A specially engineered 240
mm section rear tyre combined with Ducati chassis technology serves up mind-blowing handling and lean
angles which defy the laws of physics, whether carving through curves on your favourite road or simply
cruising the boulevards.

With its laid-back street ergonomics, blistering performance and commanding style, the Diavel rolls out
dressed in stylish Dark Stealth livery, a black trellis frame and black wheels. The Diavel Carbon offers the
choice of traditional Ducati Red over Matte Carbon with red frame or the stunning Star White over Matte
Carbon with white frame, both with black, forged wheels by Marchesini, turned and milled to expose the
natural aluminium. The material gives the colour to the Diavel Titanium, combined with Dark Chrome frame
and black wheels.


Features:

Diavel Titanium – 500-bike limited edition
- Titanium with Dark Chrome frame and black wheels
- Ducati Testastretta 11° DS engine 162 hp
- Riding Mode (Sport, Touring, Urban)
- Ducati Safety Pack (ABS, DTC)
- Machine-finished forged black wheels with dedicated design
- Titanium central and lateral tank covers
- Titanium headlight cover
- Passenger seat cover in carbon with titanium insert
- Carbon fibre specially designed engine air intakes
- Carbon fibre radiator covers
- Carbon fibre windscreen
- Carbon fibre front and rear mudguard
- Carbon fibre front sprocket cover
- Carbon fibre tank filler surround
- Aluminium machine-finished forged black wheels with dedicated design
- Seat in Alcantara® and leather
- Exhaust pipes with Zircotech ceramic lining
- Stainless-steel silencers
- Individually numbered tank-mounted plaque (XXX/500)

DIAVEL TITANIUM
Exclusive limited-edition
Titanium, carbon fibre, high-tech craftsmanship, and finishing touches of outstanding quality, offered in
a limited edition of just 500 bikes: these are the core features of the latest addition to the Diavel family, the
Diavel Titanium.

For 2015 Ducati wanted to take the bold and unique Diavel to a whole new level of prestige and desirability.
In addition to inheriting the undisputed dynamic capabilities shared with all the other models in the Diavel
family – and, of course, that unmistakeable design - the Diavel Titanium features elements made from the
motorcycle industry’s highest-quality materials. The defining feature on this Diavel is titanium, chosen on
account of its extraordinary strength and lightness. The broad tank covers (central and side) and
headlamp cover are made of titanium, which, in this instance, has been banded and chemically satin-
etched to provide unique nuances of colour. On the passenger seat cover, redesigned and widened for this
special version, titanium has been combined with carbon fibre.

Carbon fibre has been used to make the redesigned air intakes, now wider and more powerful-looking.
The radiator covers, micro windscreen, front and rear mudguards, front sprocket cover and filler cap
surround are also made of carbon fibre.

The Diavel Titanium’s exhaust pipes stand out on account of their high-grade Zircotech black ceramic
coating. The silencers - made of brushed stainless steel - stylishly complete the colour contrast on the
exhaust while the rear view mirrors are black and machined from solid aluminium. Exclusivity is enhanced
even further by the hand-stitched seat made of Alcantara® embellished with leather inserts, a dedicated
plaque, and dark chrome finish on the frame. Completing the version are the extraordinary dedicated
machine-finished forged wheels.

Elegant, sophisticated, and always drawing a crowd, the Diavel Titanium is limited to just 500 bikes, with
each one given a unique identification number which is inscribed on a special plaque fixed to its tank.








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