The Ducati 1199 was also referred to as the Ducati 1199 Panigale and it was produced for just over 2 years by the Italian motorcycle manufacturer. Ducati introduced the 1199 at the Milan Motorcycle show in 2011 but it was released to the public until 2012. The 1199 replaced the previous 1198 model which was also only produced for two years. Today, the sport motorbike is no longer in production, but the model can still be found all over the world. A Ducati 1199 service manual can help owners maintain their motorbikes, as well as, assist technicians who come across 1199s.
The Ducati 1199’s original name had the Panigale in it which came from the town of Borgo Panigale in Northern Italy. While only in production for two years, the 1199 did live on through Ducati’s 1299 Panigale which replaced it in 2015.
When the Ducati 1199 was first released, Ducati claimed that the model was the world’s most powerful motorcycle, holding a twin-cylinder engine with 195 bhp at 10,750 rpm and 133.0 torque. The initial dry weight was 164 kg with a kerb weight of 188 kg. It was also said that the 1199 had the highest power to weight and torque to weight ratios of motorcycles during that time.
The Ducati 1199 had electronically adjustable suspension which was quite impressive. At the time, this model motorcycle was one of the only ones in production that had this feature. The rebound and compression damping was controlled through the electronic system while pre-load was manually adjusted. Unlike previous models, the 1199 had the mufflers and exhaust system underneath the engine. The Ducati 1199 was also smaller and lighter than a traditional motorcycle, being referred to as a stressed member.
Ducati also released variations of the 1199 Panigale -- the Panigale R, Panigale S and 1199 Superleggera. The R had lightened engine internals that contained titanium connecting rods and carbon fiber externals, both materials which are seen as impressive in the motorcycle world. The R was noted for its top speed being 202 miles per hour. The S model was dedicated to Formula 1 world champion Ayrton Senna. Lastly, the 1199 Superleggera was launched in 2014. The model had the largest reduction of weight. This was achieved through exotic materials including magnesium, carbon, and titanium.
Today, these Ducati motorcycles can be found all over the world. The Ducati 1199 can be maintained by owners and technicians through a Ducati 1199 workshop manual. These manuals can ensure pristine service and maintenance is achieved.