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Ducati 749S - 2005

Ducati 749

Ducati's 2005 Superbikes share a common styling dominated by a fairing that has been radically redesigned at the upper fairing and side spoilers. The difference between the 749S and the basic 749 lies in the presence of a number of more advanced chassis parts that guarantee more advanced handling and give the S a more aggressive look. Just as on the 999's owners can adjust the position of the footrests and, on the single seat version, can even slide the whole seat-tank assembly backwards or forwards, to distribute weight to suit personal preferences and track characteristics.

Chassis

The details that distinguish the 749S from the basic model are designed specifically to allow its owner to set up the bike to match preferences and experience. Overall dimensions and characteristics are the same as those of the basic model but the 749S incorporates a number of additional features that make it an extremely professional motorcycle. Evidence of this is the presence of the eccentric that allows you to set the steering head rake angle to either of two values, 23.5 or 24.5. Perfect riding ergonomics are also ensured by the fact that the footrests can be adjusted to five different positions, from a typically prone racing position, to a more comfortable street position. The 749S also boasts a steering damper with an eccentric end fitting designed to adapt its position to the two possible steering head angles. The suspension that completes this exceptional quality chassis are top of the range Showa units. The 43 mm upside down fork with TiN coated stanchions and the rear monoshock both provide the full range of adjustments.

Engine

Already in 2004 the 749S was equipped with a dedicated engine incorporating a number of special innovations aimed at delivering highly competitive performance. The latest modifications to the crankshaft and valve gear, including larger valves and a new system to secure the valve stems to the closing rocker adjusters, have been derived directly from the world of racing to guarantee excellent power without reducing flexibility. The 2005 749S boasts a power output of 116 HP at 10,500 rpm, and 8.4 kgm of torque at 8,500 rpm.

Specification

  • Engine Type - twin cylinder, 4 valve Testastretta Desmodromic, liquid cooled
  • Displecement - 748 cc
  • Bore and stroke - 90 x 58.8 mm
  • Compression Ratio - 11.7:1
  • Power - 85.4 kW - 116 HP @ 10500 rpm
  • Torque - 82 Nm - 8,4 Kgm @ 8500 rpm
  • Fuel injection - Marelli Electronic Fuel Injection, 54 mm throttle body
  • Exhaust - Single steel muffler, with catalytic converter
  • Emissions - Euro 2
  • Gearbox - 6-speed
  • Ratio - 1a 37/15, 2a 30/17, 3a 28/20, 4a 26/22, 5a 24/23, 6a 23/24
  • Primary Drive - Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84
  • Final Drive - Chain; Front sprocket 14 Rear sprocket 38
  • Clutch - Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
  • Frame - Tubular steel trellis frame
  • Wheelbase - 55.9 in / 1420 mm
  • Rake - 23.5 - 24.5
  • Steering angle - 28.5 right and left
  • Front Suspension - Showa 43mm fully adjustable upside-down fork with TiN
  • Front Wheel travel - 4.9 in / 125 mm
  • Front Wheel - 5 spoke Y light alloy 3.50 x 17
  • Front Tyre - 120/70 ZR 17
  • Rear Suspension - Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock
  • Rear Wheel travel - 5.0 in / 128 mm
  • Rear Wheel - 5 spoke Y light alloy 5.50 x 17
  • Rear Tyre - 180/55 ZR 17
  • Front Brake - 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston 4-pad caliper
  • Rear Brake - 240 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
  • Fuel Capacity - 15.5 l (of which 3 reserve) / 4.1 U.S. gal (of which 0.8 U.S. gal reserve)
  • Dry Weight - 410 lbs/186 kg
  • Seat height - 30.7 in/780 mm
  • Max Height - 43.7 in/1110 mm
  • Max Length - 82.5 in / 2095 mm
  • Instruments - Speedometer, rev counter, high beam indicator, turn signals, warning light for low oil pressure, fuel reserve, neutral, water temperature, immobilizer
  • Warranty - 2 years unlimited mileage
  • Versions - One - Two seats