Discover the technology behind Ducati bikes and the advanced features of these powerful bikes. Ducati’s riding assistance package includes a front and rear-facing radar unit. Developed with Bosch, a top technology partner, this system will be applied to the new Multistrada V4. It will provide riders with comprehensive assistance for safe and confident riding.
The Desmodromic valvetrain used on Ducati bikes eliminates the need for valve springs, making the engines operate more efficiently. Because of this, a bike that uses a desmodromic valvetrain can rev higher than a traditional one. Because of this, the springs are less likely to fail, and the valves can operate more quickly. The Desmodromic valvetrain eliminates the valve float problem common in spring-actuated motorcycles.
This valve system is similar to those used in a four-stroke piston engine. In addition to the valve spring, a camshaft opens and closes the valve. The Desmodromic valve system has many benefits but is far from perfect, and it requires more expensive components and complicated valve adjustment.
The Desmodromic valvetrain is unique to Ducati bikes and has been used in their bikes for over six decades. Fabio Taglioni, Ducati’s chief engineer, originally developed the Desmo valve system, and it helped keep the valves open even at high revs and helped the company win several races. Today, the Desmodromic valvetrain is used on all of Ducati’s bikes.
The Desmodromic valvetrain has a longer service interval than conventional valves and is, ideal for longer rides. It also allows riders to increase their speed by 20%, making the valves easier to adjust than traditional valves. Moreover, the Desmo valves are more accurate than standard valves.
Desmodromic belts were first introduced on Ducati bikes in 1990. This new system frees the valves from the limitations of conventional valve springs. In addition, this system has an excellent balance between performance and efficiency. The Desmodromic belts on Ducati bikes help the bike rev to over 15,000 rpm without breaking.
The desmodromic belt was created by Fabio Taglioni, a newly hired Ducati engineer, and was one of the most influential technical minds in the company. Taglioni developed the first desmodromic Ducati, the Trialbero, a small motorcycle with three camshafts inside its small engine head. The Trialbero made its debut at the 1956 Swedish Grand Prix in Hedemora, where factory rider Degli Antoni stormed past the field and finished in the first position.
Although desmodromic belts are now common on Ducati bikes, they are still not as popular in other types of motorcycles. In the 1950s, high-revving motorcycles were inherently unstable, and the springs could not withstand the high revolutions, resulting in valve float and possible failure. Today, springs are more efficient and reliable, and reseating the valves is no longer an issue.
Ducati bikes feature a Dry Clutch technology similar to Harley’s V-Twin. This technology is designed to be easier to service and repair, and it also helps disperse heat and allows riders to see the inside workings. This unique clutch also has a unique rattle.
The Dry Clutch system uses magnesium alloy to make the clutch a strong yet lightweight component. It comes with all the parts required for installation. In addition, the clutch has an adjustable pressure plate and an innovative centre ring that enhances the characteristic sound of the bike. This technology is optional for other V4 models and is standard on the Panigale V4 R.
While the Dry Clutch is more convenient on the track, it is not ideal for city riding. Wet clutches are generally more durable, last longer, and tend to be quieter. However, some bikers prefer dry clutches because they are more reliable in the long run.
The Multistrada, a touring adventure bike, first appeared in 2003. It was an evolution of the Cagiva Gran Canyon. Since then, it has undergone several changes that make it a more road-friendly motorcycle. It has six inches of suspension travel, and it also has an adjustable front fork.
The Desmoquattro technology makes Ducati’s motorcycle engines more reliable and durable. They use double overhead cams and automotive-style timing belts and feature two rocker arms per valve. The opening rockers are on the outside, and the closing rockers are on the inside. Hairsprings help push the rockers closed.
Ducati did not pioneer any particular technology, but it did bring together the elements that made the company stand out from the competition. Its design and engine made a big impression and are still used on many bikes today. Although the Desmodromic valve technology wasn’t revolutionary, it was still an asset used in Ducati’s latest engines.
The first Desmoquattro engine was introduced in 1985. It was an evolution of the original 916 engine, and it retained the 90-degree V-twin format but added electronic fuel injection, water cooling, and four-valve desmodromic cylinder heads. It was also the predecessor of the Testastretta Evoluzione engine.
Claudio Castiglioni’s experience designing Ducati superbikes was crucial to designing the Desmoquattro technology. The Desmosedici was based on a similar design. In contrast to earlier Ducati models, the Desmoquattro engine uses electronic fuel injection and also features an ‘L’ layout.
Desmoquattro engine platform
The Desmoquattro engine was a development that helped Ducati revolutionize the way motorcycles are powered. Its unique design features mechanically-operated valves instead of a spring-actuated system. These changes improved power and torque at both low and high RPMs. The Desmoquattro’s engine is the first non-L-Twin engine platform developed by Ducati since the early 1970s.
Ducati created two versions of the Desmoquattro engine: the 851 prototypes and the 888. The Desmoquattro 888 had a steel tank. The early tanks were prone to rot, but it was possible to fix this by cutting the bottom off the tank. In the late nineteen eighties, Ducati introduced the SPS with a 96mm barrel and piston. It was also sold as a track-only bike with a 17-digit VIN and title.
The Desmoquattro engine first appeared as a racer in 1986. The engine was ridden by Marco Lucchinelli, Juan Garriga, and Virginio Ferrari. A road bike version was introduced in 1987. The racer engine was based on 750 F1 Pantah cases, but later production used a beefier version of the Pantah engine cases.
The Ducati XDiavel combines style and technology. It has a lightweight frame, a 240mm Pirelli rear tire, and Bosch Inertial Measurement and traction management systems. It’s easy to start and ride the XDiavel, which features an electronic key and control panel. You can also set the display mode to track or city riding, which offers minimal information but allows you to see important information.
The Ducati XDiavel is the Italian brand’s answer to the cruiser. The design is streamlined, and it features a low seat height. The XDiavel also has Ducati’s trademark precision engineering and impeccable design. It is a true Ducati with plenty of character and performance.
The Ducati XDiavel is available in two models: the standard and the S. The designers have called the S model “the incarnation of their work.” The base model is just over $20k, while the S model costs $3k more. Despite its price difference, dealers have ordered 80% of the S model.
The XDiavel features Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensors that feed information to the Ducati ECU. This ECU adjusts the bike’s power according to the riding mode selected. With this system, the bike will feel smoother, more responsive and safer.
The Hypermotard technology behind Ducati bikes is designed to make everyday riding a real pleasure. The 937cc engine combines with an array of electronic gadgetry to pamper the rider and make every throttle response the best it can be. The bike also includes Bosch Cornering ABS, a feature that helps the rider recover when he slips out of a corner.
The new paint scheme on the Hypermotard SP is a nod to the bike’s MotoGP success, while the forged Marchesini wheels and up/down quickshifter distinguish this track-oriented machine from other models. The Hypermotard SP weighs only slightly less than the base bike, which helps keep the bike light. The SP model also has carbon fibre timing belt covers, forged Marchesini wheels and a unique Ducati Corse livery.
The new Hypermotard 950 is a development of the Hypermotard 939, with the company listening to customer feedback when designing the bike. It shares many traits with the 821/939 generation but has been brought in line with the rest of Ducati’s lineup.