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2006 Ducati 749S

Ducati 749S

An exclusive version equipped with top quality components. A transitional phase between the R version and the basic version, designed to meet with the approval of demanding and informed customers. More powerful than the 749, with more sophisticated chassis and running gear, that make it possible to achieve very fast lap times, all combine to make this machine a highly interesting classic proposal in the purest Ducati style.


All bodywork parts have exactly the same shape on all the Ducati Superbikes, so the only distinctive elements on the 749S are details that make a difference to the ergonomics of the machine, which although they may go unnoticed at first glance, offer easily perceptible advantages in race conditions. This is the case of the footpegs, which offer several alternative positions to enable the rider to find the ideal posture, and the tank-seat combination, which on the single-seater version, can be moved fore and aft to find the preferred weight distribution. The styling of the bike is also influenced by the professional type suspension making the overall appearance of the 749S meaner and more aggressive.


Homologated for road use although designed primarily for use on the track, the 749S features a top quality chassis and running gear, with advanced suspension systems and the ability to find the ideal set-up that are even more sophisticated than those provided for the basic 749. The top of the range Showa production was chosen for the suspension, with a 43 mm upside-down fork and TiN coated stanchions, and with a professional rear monoshock. The steering damper on the 749S is equipped with an eccentric terminal, a solution imposed by the presence of an adjustable rake steering head. Ducati allows riders to choose between a rake of 23.5 and 24.5 degrees depending on personal taste and road or track conditions. But that's not all: the 749S can be personalised for each rider, thanks to the five footrest position options.


The 749S twin cylinder engine was developed by exploiting the experience gained with official race machines. Important details, such as the connection system between the valve stem and the closing rocker shim, come directly from the Borgo Panigale race department and have made it possible to achieve extreme valve timing. The result is 116 HP at 10,500 rpm, but this excellent value was obtained without detracting from flexibility of the power band (torque is 8.4 kgm at 8,500 rpm), which is one of the main qualities of this model, and while maintaining the utmost reliability.

Technical Specification;

  • Engine - L twin cylinder, 4 valve Testastretta Desmodromic, liquid cooled
  • Displacement - 748 cc
  • Bore x Stroke - 90 x 58.8 mm
  • Compression Ratio - 12.3:1
  • *Power - 85.4 kW - 116 HP @ 10500 rpm
  • *Torque - 82.4 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
  • 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
  • Final drive - Front sprocket 14; Rear sprocket 38
  • Clutch - Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
  • Frame - Tubular steel trellis frame
  • Wheelbase - 1420 mm / 55.9 in
  • Rake - 23.5 - 24.5
  • Steering angle - 28.5 right and left
  • Front suspension - Showa 43 mm fully adjustable upside-down fork with TiN
  • 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 Showa 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 - 186 kg / 410 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