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Ducati 1199 Panigale Horsepower Torque

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Hey all, right now we’re amidst our Superbike Smackdown comparison test. We wanted to share the power figures acquired during dyno testing comparing the ’12 Ducati 1199 Panigale against last year’s 1198 Superbike. As you can see the new bike generates substantially more top end power and is the most powerful production V-Twin engine we've ever tested. But all that extra high rpm oomph’ comes at the cost of reduced bottom and mid-range performance. As noted in the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale First Ride, the new bike is a revver and requires a more traditional Inline-Four riding style as compared to its predecessor that performed best when short shifted.

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Comments
Superlight May 12, 2012 04:19 AM
It will be interesting to compare the entire riding experience between the Panigale and the BMW, not just dyno HP/torque figures. I rather expected the BMW to win this round, but the much lighter Duck should kick BMW butt when it comes to actual performance riding.
leward18 May 11, 2012 07:41 PM
I foresee Ducati using a V4 powerplant for their superbikes in the near future.
dailyriderX3bikes May 10, 2012 05:27 PM
It also looks an awful lot like the CBR1000rr powerband with a hard hitting middle RPMs but with more torque down low and plenty more top end. It's exciting to see how it does!
22AaronW May 10, 2012 06:40 AM
The horse power resembles an inline 4, except that it peters out at 11,000 rpm. The big twins are notoriously trick to keep in the power band because they run out of revs. But they make up for it with a fat torque curve. This engine doesn't look like it has torque before 8,000, or horse power after 11,000. You had better be ready to tap dance with your left foot to ride it quickly, which sounds like fun and I still want one!
GhostRider11 May 9, 2012 09:21 PM
and the 2012 SmackDown WINNER is: the Beemer again! a no-brainer with these numbers... geeezzzz
CowboyTutt May 9, 2012 07:44 PM
Funny thing, but I told my best friend just a week ago that the powerband of the 1199 Panigale resembled that of an inline 4. Guess I wasn't the only one with that opinion. -Tutt
rogase May 8, 2012 04:25 PM
The hype of 195 HP hasn't translated to an overly impressive rear wheel HP number still I guess that it is a twin. Big dip in the torque curve as well.