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Ducati 899 Panigale Technological Glossary

What you will find below:
  • Monocoque technology
  • Superquadro
  • Riding Modes
  • Power Modes
  • Ride by Wire (RbW)
  • Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) 9MP
  • Engine Brake Control (EBC)
  • Ducati Quick Shift (DQS)
  • Ducati Data Analyzer+ (DDA+)

Monocoque technology
Made in cast aluminium and combining both the steering and airbox, the monocoque structure attaches directly to the cylinder heads of the Superquadro engine, which is designed to be a fully stressed member integral to the chassis with direct mountings also for the rear swingarm.

This radically advanced L-twin engine incorporates the most advanced Ducati engineering expertise. The term “Superquadro” derives from the incredible bore-to-stroke ratios used in both 1198cc and 898cc versions, allowing them to produce extreme horsepower and rpm with high reliability. Designed to be a fully stressed member of the chassis, the Superquadro engine delivers massive torque and power comparable to the most highly-tuned equal displacement 4-cylinder engine.

Riding Modes
Race, Sport, and Wet riding modes are pre-configured on Ducati Superbikes to offer the perfect setup for diverse riding styles and riding conditions. Providing instantaneous adjustment of engine power, ABS system intervention, DTC, DQS, EBC, and DES (if equipped), the riding modes are also configurable in every aspect making them truly personalized settings.

Power Modes
Power Modes are the different engine mappings which can be selected to change power delivery according to rider style and riding conditions. There are three pre-programmed levels, each corresponding to a Riding Mode: full power with ‘direct’ throttle response (Race Mode), full power with ‘smooth’ throttle response (Sport Mode), and limited power with ‘smooth’ throttle response (Wet Mode).

Ride by Wire (RbW)
The system by which the throttle is electronically opened and closed. With no mechanical connection between the twistgrip and the throttle bodies, it is the engine’s ECU that adjusts power delivery. Ride by Wire modifies the power delivery according to the selected Riding Mode, yet also allows accurate control of engine braking (EBC) and helps control rear wheel spin (DTC).

Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
Ducati Traction Control precisely monitors and controls rear wheelspin: there is a choice of 8 interaction profiles, each programmed to allow a different amount of slippage of the rear tyre. Associated with each Riding Mode is a pre-selected level of DTC intervention, which can be customized. At level “8” the system is activated upon the slightest detection of wheelspin, with subsequent levels progressively allowing more until level “1”, which is designed for expert riders in optimal conditions and allows a much higher degree of spin.

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) 9MP
This latest-generation twin-channel system enables maximum possible braking while controlling rear wheel lift, to ensure that the bike stops within a shorter distance while providing greater braking stability. Specifically calibrated for sport riding, the 9MP ABS system features 3 intervention levels, each associated with a Riding Mode. In Race Mode, the system operates on the front discs only to allow advanced race riding techniques.

Engine Brake Control (EBC)
This system works to prevent and manage rear wheel lock during extreme downchanges. If the system detects rear wheel spin it sends a signal to the engine control unit, which slightly increases rpm until the rear tyre regains a speed matching that of the bike. The EBC has a 3-level operating system, and is integrated into the 3 Riding Modes.

Ducati Quick Shift (DQS)
This race-derived electronic gear change control system allows the rider to change gears upward without using the clutch, while simultaneously keeping the throttle open. This provides for uninterrupted acceleration, saving vital fractions of a second in the pursuit of faster lap times.

Ducati Data Analyzer+ (DDA+)
The latest generation of the Ducati Data Analyzer features a GPS function that allows the rider to create a “virtual finish line.” The system automatically detects the end of each lap and records the lap time without any need for intervention on the part of the rider. Integration with the GPS signal allows the lines taken and the main bike parameters (throttle opening, vehicle speed, engine rpm, gear selected, engine temperature, and DTC intervention) to be viewed on the circuit map.
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