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2006 Ducati 749 and 749 Dark

Ducati 749

This machine is at the entry level to the Ducati Superbike bike family. The range starts with the Dark model, the black version that offers an optimal price/performance ratio, maintaining all the characteristics of rideability on all types of roads that characterise the coloured versions of the 749 in the new gloss black version or in the classic red. The aesthetic solutions are identical to those of the other Ducati Superbikes.

Style;

As for the other Ducati families, the matte black colour of the 749 Dark identifies the entry-level machine. The Dark version is distinguished by the presence of several simplified features, such as the absence of the steering damper and the rear suspension link with fixed length in order to maintain an irresistible value. However, it should be noted that with respect to previous models the sacrifices in terms of equipment have been pared to the minimum, with the year 2006 the Dark model is equipped with the box-section aluminium alloy swingarm, exactly like the higher priced versions. Even though it's the "smallest" of the Superbike series, the basic versions of the 749 continue to offer styling and dimensions that are identical to those of its big brothers, from the protective upper fairing and the highly distinctive over and under headlight units to the rear fairing with integrated silencer.

Chassis;

In line with tradition, the tubular trellis frame is the common element shared by all the bikes that come off the production lines at Borgo Panigale. The frame on the 749 features the same dimensions and structural stress resistance characteristics as the versions equipped with the more powerful and higher performance Testastretta twins. And despite the highly competitive pricing of the "smallest" Superbikes, the suspension systems feature a series of high quality features. These bikes are in fact equipped with a Sachs shock for the rear suspension, which operates in conjunction with the box-section swingarm, presented for the first time also on the entry level 749, and a Showa upside-down fork on the front end. Both elements provide ample adjustment facilities for preload and damping thereby allowing high precision set-up of the ideal attitude for all riding conditions.

Powerplant;

108 HP at 10,000 rpm and 8.2 kgm of torque at 8,500 rpm are the credentials of the engine that provides an introduction to the Superbike series. The engine is a very recent design and constitutes the introduction to the Testastretta family. Like the engines installed on the official race 999S, it uses specific technology that serves to reduce the angle between the valves, which was achieved by flattening out the profile of the combustion chamber. This characteristic gives the name "Testastretta" (literally "narrow head") that denotes a highly effective means of optimising engine efficiency in the most demanding conditions.

Technical Specifications - Ducati 749 Dark;

  • Engine - L twin cylinder, 4 valve Testastretta Desmodromic, liquid cooled
  • Displacement - 748 cc
  • Bore x Stroke - 90 x 58.8 mm
  • Compression Ratio - 11.7:1
  • *Power - 79.5 kW - 108 HP @ 10000 rpm
  • *Torque - 80.4 Nm - 8.2 Kgm @ 8500 rpm
  • Fuel Injection - Marelli Electronic Fuel Injection, 54 mm throttle body
  • Exhaust - Single steel muffler, with catalytic converter
  • Emissions - Euro 2
  • Transmission - 6-speed
  • Ratio - 1st; 37/15, 2nd; 30/17, 3rd; 28/20, 4th; 26/22, 5th; 24/23, 6th; 23/24
  • Primary drive - Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84
  • Clutch - Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
  • Chassis - Tubular steel trellis frame
  • Wheelbase - 1420 mm / 55.9 in
  • Rake - 24.5
  • Steering angle - 28.5 right and left
  • Front suspension - "LR/RC" Showa 43 mm fully adjustable upside-down fork
  • Front wheel travel - 125 mm / 4.9 in
  • Front wheel - Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
  • Front tyre - 120/70 ZR 17
  • Rear suspension - Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock
  • Rear wheel travel - 128 mm / 5.0 in
  • Rear wheel - Y-shaped, 5-spoke in 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
  • **Dry weight - 188 kg / 415 lbs
  • Seat height - 780 mm / 30.7 in
  • Max height - 1110 mm / 43.7 in
  • Max length - 2095 mm / 82.5 in
  • Instruments - Speedometer, rev counter, fuel reserve, water temperature, immobilizer
  • Warranty - 2 years unlimited mileage
  • Fuel Tank Capacity - 15.5 l (of which 3 l reserve). 4.1 U.S. gal (of which 0.8 U.S. gal reserve)
  • Technical Specification - Ducati 749;

  • Engine - L twin cylinder, 4 valve Testastretta Desmodromic, liquid cooled
  • Displacement - 748 cc
  • Bore x Stroke - 90 x 58.8 mm
  • Compression Ratio - 11.7:1
  • *Power - 79.5 kW - 108 HP @ 10000 rpm
  • *Torque - 80.4 Nm - 8.2 Kgm @ 8500 rpm
  • Fuel Injection - Marelli Electronic Fuel Injection, 54 mm throttle body
  • Exhaust - Single steel muffler, with catalytic converter
  • Emissions - Euro 2
  • Transmission - 6-speed
  • Gearbox - 1st; 37/15, 2nd; 30/17, 3rd; 28/20, 4th; 26/22, 5th; 24/23, 6th; 23/24
  • Ratio - Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84
  • Primary drive - Front sprocket 14; Rear sprocket 39
  • Clutch - Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
  • Frame - Tubular steel trellis frame
  • Wheelbase - 1420 mm / 55.9 in
  • Rake - 24.5
  • Steering angle - 28.5 right and left
  • Front suspension - Showa 43 mm fully adjustable upside-down fork
  • Front wheel travel - 125 mm / 4.9 in
  • Front wheel - Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
  • Front tyre - 120/70 ZR 17
  • Rear suspension - Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock
  • Rear wheel travel - 128 mm / 5.0 in
  • Rear wheel - Y-shaped, 5-spoke in 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
  • **Dry weight - 188 kg / 415 lbs
  • Seat height - 780 mm / 30.7 in
  • Max height - 1110 mm / 43.7 in
  • Max length - 2095 mm / 82.5 in
  • Instruments - Speedometer, rev counter, fuel reserve, water temperature, immobilizer
  • *** Warranty - 2 years unlimited mileage
  • Fuel Tank Capacity - 15.5 l (of which 3 l reserve) 4.1 U.S. gal (of which 0.8 U.S. gal reserve)
  • *Data calculated using an inertia dynamometer. **The weight excludes battery, lubricants and coolant for liquid cooled models.

    ***The conditions of the warranty are described in the warranty booklet provided with each motorcycle