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2006 Ducati 749 Shootout Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2006 Ducati 749 Track Shootout. 2006 Supersport Shootout IV Track.

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DB and the 2006 Ducati 749s are quickly going to be out of sight.
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The 2006 Ducati 749s was Hutch's early favorite in our track test.
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The Ducati support team took real good care of our 2006 Ducati 749s test bike.
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2006 Ducati 749s - Pilot: Ken Hutchison
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2006 Ducati 749s - Pilot: Don Becklin
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BC enthused about the 749's cornering abilities, describing the bike as 'pure magic' once settled in to a corner. A long reach to the clip-ons and a less-than-smooth gearbox, however, had him whistling a different tune.
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The 2006 Ducati 749s may have come in last in this test but the fact remains that it is a load of fun at the track. You don't even have to be fast to look good.
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The 2006 Ducati 749s looks sharp from all angles.
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Like Roberti, the 2006 Ducati 749s is a no-nonsense track warrior.
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2006 Ducati 749s - Pilot: Shawn Roberti
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High-speed cornering is what the 2006 Ducati 749s craves.
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Smooth throttle response, a torquey and forgiving powerband, and one of the best chassis in the business help us forget its shortcomings.
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The Ducati also fell a bit behind in the braking category, as its non-radial-mount front Brembos were universally judged to have a little too much initial bite.
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Out of the six bikes in our track shootout, Donny B found the 749S to demand the most effort of the lot. Superb high-speed stability works against itself in the tigher corners.
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Ergonomically, the Ducati's lanky riding position proved to be better on the track than on the street.
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The Duc's strengths are also its weaknesses. It's different, and that's one of the reasons why we love it, despite what the scorecard results indicate.
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2006 Ducati 749s - Pilot: Kevin Duke
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The Duc's high rate of speed through the turns caused the front Pirelli Diablo Corsa's right side to be torn up at the end of the day.
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In some ways, the Duc is as good as it gets, offering riding-on-rails corner speed and perhaps the most cooperative engine of the group.