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Davies unwraps 2014 Ducati Panigale World Superbike



Lovely, innit?
Lovely, innit?

By WSBK desk
Image by Ducati Corse

Welshman Chaz Davies has unwrapped the Ducati 1199 Panigale he will race in this year's World Superbike Championship during a special presentation at the Bologna factory.

With sponsorship from Fiamm and Valsir, as well at Italian comms firm TIM, the bike is cosmetically unchanged from last season but has a few changes, including a trellis sub-frame that holds a new tank which was debuted at Laguna Seca last year.

“I haven’t been riding the Panigale for very long yet but I feel that my bike has a lot of potential still to explore and evaluate. It’s important to continue to work hard and to stay focused on improving each component of the bike but this is a challenge that I’m very much looking forward to," said Davies.

"I think that the bike has the potential to win races; we just need to keep working in the same direction and make the most of every opportunity that presents itself during race weekends. I think Davide and I will develop a strong working relationship and this will allow us to support and spur each other on to achieve positive results on the track.”

Tech spec:

‘Superquadro’ engine
Type 4-stroke L-twin 90°
Capacity 1198cm³
Bore x Stroke 112mm x 60.8mm
Timing system Desmodromic, 4 valves per cylinder
Cooling system liquid cooled
Engine management Electronic Ignition-injection ECU Magneti Marelli WLF
Fuel injection Electronic injection system, independent motorized elliptical throttle bodies*
Injectors Mitsubishi SF2204, twin injectors each cylinder
Exhaust system Termignoni stainless steel/titanium 2-1-2 with two titanium mufflers
Power >207bhp@11500rpm at the crankshaft
Maximum speed >190mph
Lubrication Gear oil pump

Chassis
Frame Aluminium monocoque
Suspension 42 mm pressurized RSP25 upside-down Öhlins fork, single-side aluminium swingarm, with Öhlins RSP40 shock absorber

Wheels
OZ aluminium forged wheels 3.50x17’’ front and 6.00x17’’ rear

Transmission
Gearbox 6 speed, straight cut gears
Clutch EVR wet multiplate slipper clutch with hydraulic control

Brakes
Front Brembo radial P4X30-34 calipers, two Ø 328mm floating discs
Rear Radial P2X34 caliper, one 218mm Ø disc




Image by Ducati Corse


Image by Ducati Corse

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