2014 Ducati Superbike 899 Panigale - Arctic White Silk


1590 Miles
Freedom Euro Cycle of Las Vegas
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Superbike 899 Panigale - Arctic White Silk


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Your Road to the Track

The revolutionary technology found in the Monoscocca frame and Superquadro engine, 148 HP delivered with incredible lightness and unprecedented agility, the unmistakable design, Ducati Quick Shift and ABS fitted as standard. This all ensures that the 899 Panigale is just the bike to give a Ducati Superbike adrenalin rush, both on the track and on the road.

Engine Features
  • Essential Desmo: The need to control the enlarged valves with the extremely precise Desmodromic system prompted engineers to replace the belt drive of previous Superbikes, mounted on the first Ducati Pantah in 1979, with a configuration mixing both chain and gears. As a result, the chain timing allows an efficient transmission of the motion between crankshaft and camshaft transmission and thanks to the automatic tensioning adjustment, ensures constant reliability and a reduction in routine maintenance costs.
  • Architecture: The engine has been designed as the structural element of the frame. As such, its architecture has been completely reviewed to ensure the best design in terms of structure, weight distribution and robustness. The cylinders, at a 90° angle to each other, have been rolled back an additional 6° on the crankcase to produce a 21° angle between the front cylinder and the horizontal plane. This has allowed the engine to go forward, accordingly improving the distribution of weights between the front and rear end and achieving the perfect position of the fastening points of the cylinder heads into the monocoque chassis of the 899 Panigale.
  • Transmission: Ducati engineers took their design freedom to the limit by increasing the distance between centers of the six-speed gearbox shafts and allowing the use of wheels with an increased diameter and superior strength for the transmission of power delivered. The oil bath clutch is a recent innovation for Ducati Superbikes. The design of the clutch, very similar to the Multistrada and Diavel models, provides for a progressive system which allows the load to be increased on plates without penalizing the effort required by the rider to pull the lever and disengage the clutch. This optimally satisfies both the need of high torque transmission and an optimum comfort for the rider. In sport riding conditions with abrupt shifting down and heavy exhaust braking, the same mechanism reduces the pressure on clutch plates, allowing them to slip as in a racing system, contrasting with the loss of stability of the rear end during aggressive shifting down and offering the supplementary advantage of an excellent modulability during hard braking into corners.
  • Flawless Performance: The Superquadro is the most potent twin-cylinder engine on the planet, and in the 899 Panigale produces a fantastic 148hp@10,750 rpm, and 98N-m of torque @8,750 rpm. And thanks to the sweet nature of the L-twin, and Riding Mode options, the rider is able to easily modulate this tremendous power and tailor it to his riding style and road conditions.
  • Full Ride by Wire: The opening and closing of the fuel feed throttles on the Superquadro are controlled by the electronic device Ride by Wire. The absence of a mechanical connection between the twistgrip and the throttle bodies allows the engine ECU to regulate the power delivery by acting upon the throttle's opening angle; the Ride by Wire makes it possible to have different power and delivery based on the selected Riding Mode (Power Modes), and also to punctually manage the engine brake (EBC), as well as aiding to control the slipping of the rear wheel (DTC).
  • Superquadro Breathing: After achieving the goal of improving engine "breathing", the Superquadro engineers turned their attention to the next challenge: to attain an engine calibration that optimally combines the high-performance delivery with regular operation achieved by reducing the cyclic dispersion of combustion. To obtain this, Ducati introduced a system of secondary air that completes oxidization of the unburnt hydrocarbons, effectively reducing the levels of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide (CO). The system is controlled by an electronic valve commanded by the engine control unit and is activated according to the specific condition of engine operation. This valve makes it possible to let in the exhaust pipe of each cylinder head (in a position slightly downstream of the exhaust valve) a flow of clean air originating directly from the airbox. A second reed valve located in the engine head makes this flow unidirectional. The controlled inlet of oxygen makes it possible to complete the combustion of outgoing hot gases, eliminating eventual fractions of unburnt fuel which in certain conditions can reach the exhaust.
  • Decompressor: At the extremity of the exhaust camshaft of each cylinder head is a centrifugal decompressor. On start-up, the device allows the profile of the cam opening lobe to be modified, resulting in a slight lift of the valve that discharges part of the mix contained in the combustion chamber during the engine's compression phase. This effect makes it possible to reduce the resistance to the motion of the piston in the compression phase. Once the engine is started, the increase in rpms and the relative centrifugal force modify the configuration of the device, cancelling the effect of the valve lift and bringing the engine back to normal operating conditions. This ingenious device facilitates the starting of the Superquadro engine without having to use a more powerful battery and a large starting motor, in turn making it possible to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle by 3.3 kg. The system further underlines the synergistic strength achieved by engineers and designers in the intense effort to reduce the bike's weight.
  • Extreme Bore/Stroke Ratio: The 899 Panigale's extremely oversquare bore/stroke ratio of 1.75:1 (100 mm bore/57.2 mm stroke) allows for reliably high rpm thanks to the ultra-short stroke of the crankshaft, while the large surface of the pistons allows for large valve diameters (41.8mm intake, 34mm exhaust) to let the engine breathe freely.
Chassis Features
  • Monocoque Technology: The 899 Panigale's chassis continues the innovative Monoscocca concept: different components have been integrated to give shape to a single compact and lightweight element that also enhances the rider's posture to perfect the riding position. The monocoque structure in cast aluminum for increased strength uses the Superquadro engine as a structural element and allows Ducati Superbikes to be lightest-in-class. The monocoque frame is fixed directly to the cylinder head, and at its front are two aluminum bushings inserted with the steering tube bearings. In addition to performing the traditional function of a frame, the monocoque also acts as an airbox. Housed inside it, in addition to the air filter, are the throttle bodies and fuel circuit complete with injectors; and the bottom of the steel tank (lighter by 1.9% compared to previous generation Superbikes) becomes its cover when mounted in place.
  • Innovative Suspension: As on the 1199 Panigale, the 899 Panigale's fork legs are set at an increased distance between centers, typical of racing bikes in the Superbike World Championship. Thanks to this detail, even the brake discs have a greater width when mounted to allow optimal cooling even during the hardest use. The 899 Panigale features a 43mm Showa Big Piston Fork, which provides damping under lower-pressure conditions as compared to a traditional fork. This gives optimal front-end feeling to enter corners with the utmost precision, with high resistance to diving when the brakes are applied. The rear suspension consists of a fully adjustable Sachs rear monoshock, laterally mounted for ease of adjustment access and connected via progressive linkage for the best rear suspension response under road and track conditions.
  • Ergonomics: The 899 Panigale has been ergonomically designed for a perfect integration between rider and motorcycle. A comfortable grippy seat, thin between-the-legs profile, and optimized handlebar location provide the perfect position from which to command the bike with confidence and precise control, on the track or the street.
  • Weight Distribution: The 899 Panigale features a weight distribution equivalent to 52% at the front and 48% at the rear without the rider. The ratio then becomes an optimal 50:50 when the rider is on the seat to guarantee absolute stability and handling. To achieve this optimal configuration, solutions were implemented to allow a concentration of the weights at the front: the engine has come forward, the exhaust system is placed under the engine, and the rider's position is advanced.
  • Exhaust System: The layout of the exhaust manifolds is 2 into 1 into 2 with twin silencers under the sump. The design of the exhaust assembly is a work of highly refined engineering: the ends have a complex exterior shape due to the size restrictions necessitated by the "deep sump" of the engine (on the interior) and the leaning angle (on the exterior). The primary manifolds and central manifolds are made from large-diameter thin-walled stainless steel tubing, with the two short exits from the cylinder heads slightly thicker to better resist vibrations. Even the silencers are in stainless steel with exception of the outer sleeve (or outer jackets) in aluminum alloy (result of a process of pre-deep drawing, rolling and longitudinal welding). The reflection silencers have three chambers; in this application the chamber layout is especially complex with respect to older designs because the exhaust gas enters from the rear (with respect to the direction of travel) inside the silencer and exits again from the outside rear. From a construction perspective, this also required a complex design, with the catalytic converters positioned at the inlet of the silencers.
  • Braking System: The 899 is equipped with staggeringly powerful, yet not overwhelming, Brembo Monobloc M4.32 front brakes; which come standard with the latest-generation Bosch 9MP Antilock Braking System. This enables the shortest possible braking distances even in wet or dirty road conditions, while also controlling rear wheel lift to provide maximum braking stability. Specifically calibrated for sport riding, the system features 3 intervention levels, each associated with a Riding Mode. In Race Mode, the system operates only on the front discs to allow advanced race-braking techniques on the track.
Equipment Features
  • ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) 9MP: The 9MP ABS standard on the 899 Panigale is a  latest-generation system with two channels that performs combined braking with control of rear wheel lifting to guarantee not only shorter braking distances, but also the greatest stability during braking. Specifically intended for sport use, the 9MP ABS offers three levels of operation, each associated with a Riding Mode; in the Race mode, the system works only on front discs to allow advanced track braking techniques for expert riders.
  • Full LCD Instrument Panel: The instrument panel on the 899 Panigale is an advanced multifunctional LCD unit, with layout derived from Ducati Corse's experience in World Superbike and MotoGP. Showing a vast array of information in a format highly visible even when tucked behind the windscreen at maximum velocity, the dash also changes its display according to the riding mode selected - ensuring that the rider always has the most important information for each use, available at a glance.
  • Ducati Traction Control (DTC): The Ducati Traction Control (DTC) monitors control of the slipping of the rear tire and operates on the basis of eight different levels of interaction, each of which has been programmed to respond to a different tolerance to rear slipping. Each Riding Mode is assigned a pre-set level of activation. Level 8 indicates an activation of the system at the detection of the slightest slipping, while Level 1, reserved for very expert riders, has a higher tolerance and thus a less invasive intervention of the system.
  • Riding Mode: The available Riding Modes are the result of the combination of highly advanced dedicated technologies. The rider atop the 899 Panigale can choose among three different pre-set Modes - Race, Sport, and Wet - to adapt to his riding style or the riding conditions. The Riding Modes instantly modify the power delivered by the engine (Power Mode), ABS activation level, DTC, DQS and EBC, as well as the graphics on the instrument panel.  Additionally, each Riding Mode is fully customizable in all parameters, for a truly personalized setting.
  • Ducati Quick Shift (DQS): The Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) is the electronic system that manages the gearbox and is used in competitions. It allows the gear to be engaged on acceleration without the use of the clutch and while maintaining the throttle open. The feature enables the rider to gain precious fractions of seconds, helping to considerably reduce lap times.
  • Tires: The 899 Panigale features Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires, in 120/70 (front) and 180/60 (rear) sizes. The Diablo Rosso Corsa is a reference in the segment of hypersport tires, developed directly from World Superbike technologies and featuring an optimized contact patch as well as advanced 3-compound construction to ensure quick warm-up, long life, and above all maximum traction available in every circumstance.
  • Rims: The 899 Panigale uses black 10-spoke rims, 3.5 inches at front and 5.5 inches at rear, which due to their light weight allow rapid changes in direction and improved performance both on acceleration and during braking.
  • DDA+ ready: The DDA+ (an option on the 899 Panigale, 1199 Panigale, and 1199 Panigale S; standard on the R) is the latest generation of the Ducati Data Analyzer, which integrates the GPS signal to create a "virtual finish line". The system automatically detects, without any intervention by the rider, the conclusion of the lap and stops the chronometric time. Integration with the GPS signal also provides visualization on the circuit map of the trajectories ridden and the main parameters of the vehicle: throttle opening, speed, rpm, gear engaged, engine temperature, DTC activation.
  • Type: Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
  • Displacement: 898cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 100 x 57.2 mm
  • Compression ratio: 12.5:1
  • Power: 109 kW (148 hp) @ 10,750 rpm
  • Torque: 99 Nm (73.0 lb.ft.) @ 9,000 rpm
  • Fuel injection: Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Single injector per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.
  • Exhaust: 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers with alumimum outer sleeves
  • Gearbox: 6 speed with DQS Ducati Quick Shift
  • Primary drive: Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.77:1
  • Ratio: 1=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24
  • Final drive: Chain 520; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 44
  • Clutch: Wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
  • Frame: Monocoque Aluminum
  • Front suspension: Fully adjustable BPF forks. 43 mm chromed inner tubes
  • Front wheel: 10-spoke light alloy 3.50 in. x 17 in.
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
  • Rear suspension: Fully adjustable unit. Aluminum double-sided swingarm
  • Rear wheel: 10 spokes light alloy 5.50 in. x 17 in.
  • Rear tire: 180/60 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
  • Front wheel travel: 120 mm (4.72 in.)
  • Rear wheel travel: 130 mm (5.12 in.)
  • Front brake: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston calipers ABS as standard equipment
  • Rear brake: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper ABS as standard equipment
  • Instrumentation: Full LCD Display
Dimensions and Weight
  • Dry weight: 169 kg (372.5 lb.)
  • Wet weight (KERB): 193 kg (425.5lb.)
  • Seat height: 830 mm (32.48 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1426 mm (56.14 in.)
  • Rake: 24 deg.
  • Trail: 96 mm (3.78 in.)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 17 L - 4.5 gal. (US)
  • Number of seats: Dual seat
  • Standard Equipment: Riding modes, Power modes, ABS, DTC, DQS, EBC, Fully RbW, DDA+ ready
  • Additional equipments: Passenger footpegs kit
  • Warranty: 24 months unlimited mileage
  • Maintenance service intervals: 7,500m/12 Months
  • Valve clearance check: 15,000m
Emissions and Consumption
  • Standard: Follows the US Federal Regulation



Engine Type
Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic
Bore and Stroke
100 x 57.2 mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Single injector per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.


Front Suspension
Fully adjustable BPF forks. 43 mm chromed inner tubes
Rear Suspension
Fully adjustable unit. Aluminum double-sided swingarm
Front Brakes
2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston calipers ABS as standard equipment
Rear Brakes
245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper ABS as standard equipment
Front Tire
120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Rear Tire
180/60 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa


56.14 in. (1426 mm)
Seat Height
32.48 in. (830 mm)
24 deg.
3.78 in. (96 mm)
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gal. (17 L)
Dry Weight
372.5 lb. (169 kg)


6 speed with DQS Ducati Quick Shift
Final Drive
Chain 520; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 44


Standard: Digital
Standard: Digital
Standard: Digital
Arctic White Silk
24 months unlimited mileage