2016 Ducati Panigale R | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Ducati Panigale R | Buyer's Guide
2016 Ducati Panigale R

2016 Ducati Panigale R | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Ducati Panigale R | Buyer's Guide
2016 Ducati Panigale R

For riders looking to compete in World Superbike competition, the 2016 Ducati Panigale R is an impressive choice of mount. Using the WSBK-legal 1198cc Superquadro motor that puts out a startling 205 horsepower in street-legal trim, the Panigale R is truly a race bike in light disguise.

In addition to the potent powerplant, the Panigale R has top-shelf Öhlins suspension, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP rubber, a curb weight just north of 400 pounds (dry, it’s just 357 pounds), a full titanium Akrapović exhaust system that features carbon fiber end caps, carbon fiber galore, and an astounding array of electronic wizardry.

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2016 Ducati Panigale R Specs:


  • Type: Superquadro L-twin, 4 valves per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
  • Bore x stroke: 112 x 60.8mm
  • Displacement: 1198cc
  • Compression ratio: 13.2:1
  • Maximum power: 205 horsepower @ 11,500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 100 ft/lbs @ 7500 rpm
  • Fuel injection: Twin injectors per cylinder; full Ride-by-Wire; elliptical throttle bodies.
  • Exhaust: 2-1-2 full titanium system w/ catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin titanium mufflers w/ carbon fiber end caps.
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/ Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) and straight cut gears
  • Final drive: Chain; 15/41
  • Clutch: Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate hydraulic clutch


  • Frame: Monocoque aluminum
  • Front: Fully adjustable inverted Öhlins NIX30 forks; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear: Fully adjustable Öhlins TTX36 shock w/ adjustable linkage; 5.1 inches of travel
  • Wheels
  • Front: Forged alloy 3-spoke; 3.50″ x 17″
  • Rear: Forged alloy 3-spoke; 6.00″ x 17″
  • Tires:

    Front: Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP, 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear: Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP, 200/55 ZR17
  • Brakes
  • Front: Twin 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monoblock M50 4-piston calipers
  • Rear: 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
  • ABS: Standard w/ cornering ABS


  • Wheelbase: 56.8 inches
  • Rake: 24 degrees
  • Trail: 3.8 inches
  • Seat height: 32.7 inches
  • Fuel tank capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Curb weight: 406 pounds
  • Warranty: 24 months, unlimited mileage

2016 Ducati Panigale R Color:

  • Red Base Livery

2016 Ducati Panigale R MSRP:

  • Price $34,695

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