Buyers Guide 2016 Ducati Panigale R | Buyer's Guide

2016 Ducati Panigale R | Buyer’s Guide

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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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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