Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: San Francisco, CA
Interesting points for me:
- The cylinder barrels of the 899 are surrounded by a larger amount of cooling fluid, which translates to lower working temperatures.
- The steel connecting rods are the trump card for the 899 Panigale. Both engines have the same deck height, but the shorter stroke of the 899 (57.2mm vs. 60.8mm) means the rod length had to be increased, from the 1199’s 110.1mm to 114.25mm. This returns an almost exact 2:1 stroke-to-conrod ratio, of which Dr. Taglioni would most certainly approve. In fact, a ratio of at least 2:1 drastically reduces the second-order imbalances, the related vibrations, and side thrust on the pistons, which means higher efficiency and less mechanical stress on the engine.
2015 Ducati 899 (Red)
Sato Racing rearsets, Sato Racing engine sliders, Sato Racing brake lever guard, SpeedyMoto fork and swing arm sliders, CRG CF levers, Shorai lithium battery, Evotech lower radiator guard v2, Ohlins TTX GP, Ohlins NIX 30 Fork Cartridge, LED headlight, BST wheels with ceramic bearings, Superlite front & rear sprocket, SBS Front RS Brake Pads, NRC fender eliminator & integrated turn signals.
2016 S1000RR (Black)