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Ducati’s New Superbike Review Panigale 1299 Superleggera

The Ducati 1299 Panigale is a Ducati super sports bike. By introducing the 1299 Superleggera version, Ducati takes the world of Super sport road bikes to a completely new level. It is the first standard street bike having features like – carbon fiber frame, swinging arm, wheels and sub frames. 

As soon as it is introduced to market, it becomes the top choice of sport bike lovers. The superleggera model is very special as it includes the most powerful 215 hp twin cylinder engine for empowering the rear wheel.

Another fact that makes this model special is that only 500 units of it will be produced by the company.

The superleggera version of Ducati is the first sports bike having Engine Brake Control and the Ducati Power Launch (DPL). It contains the displacement of about 1285cc. This model can have the maximum torque of about 144.6 Nm @ 8750 rpm. It contains one spark plug per cylinder. The wheel size of this bike is 17 inches.

The presence of tubeless tyres, radial tyres, front disc, rear disc and alloy wheels also adds advantages to it. The drum size of the rear disc is around 245 mm.

Other advanced features like the availability of digital speedometer, fuel gauge, digital tachometer, digital tripmeter, electric start up capability, the stand alarm, the pillion seat, low battery and low oil indicator ,kill switch, the clock, pillion grab rail, the availed turn signal, LED tail lamp, pass light ,are sufficient enough for explaining it as an efficient super sports bike.

The seat height of this product is kept around 830 mm and it has the ground clearance of about 125mm. It has the approximate weight of 160 kg, yet another advantageous thing. The number of gears in this bike is extended up to 6.

The Superleggera version is said to be one of the speediest bikes as it can reach the top speed of 305 kmph and have the fuel tank capacity of 17 litres. All these features and elements give this bike a number of advantages. It is said to have very good built quality. Recently, it is one of the most popular bikes in terms of looks and style. Its powerful engine also makes it very efficient and reliable. It truly is a unique and the most in-demand bike. 

Further advancements in terms of power specify the race kit version of Superleggera. This race kit version is known for adding a titanium akrapovic race exhaust, plate holder removal kit, kickstand removal kit, place holder removal kit, billet mirror plugs, a race screen, a bike cover and much more.

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The popularity of Ducati’s Superleggera version can be assumed by the single fact that as soon as it is launched, all of its units are already sold out. 

The only unfortunate thing about this bike is its limited number of production. It can’t be denied that surely there are much more than 500 Ducati lovers who would love to have this bike. Hope, the company authorities will change their minds and allow to produce more units of this version. Fingers crossed.

 

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The Benefits to Auto-X Racing Your Vehicle.

While speeds are for the most part no more noteworthy than those experienced in legal highway driving, the blend of fixation and exactness maneuvering leaves numerous drivers with their heart dashing and hands trembling from adrenaline after a run.

In spite of the fact that there are numerous approaches to go autocross and the exertion can be as simple or as extraordinary as you need, the nuts and bolts of going autocrossing are basic.

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How to participate

Find an event – Below this depiction of steps will be an application to help you locate your neighborhood areas and occasions. Put in your postal district, discover nearby locales, take a gander at their calendars and pick an occasion to go to.

Register – Some regions require that you join online before going to an occasion, and some permit you to simply give up and hint up. When you discover an occasion search for the insights about how enlistment may be remarkable. Contingent upon the Region and the area, Regional occasions tend to cost amongst $25 and $60 to enter.

Show up – Once you have what you require and have enlisted or know how to enlist, the following stride is to turn out to an occasion, sign the waiver, and enter. Since autocrosses tend to pack a ton into a day give careful consideration to the calendar of when you can have your auto experience tech review, when enrollment opens, when the course is open for strolling, and when drivers gatherings are held.

Get your auto checked out – The security investigation, known as “tech,” is the place one of your kindred autocrossers will twofold check your auto and ensure it passes every one of those wellbeing things said above. They will look in the engine, ensure your throttle doesn’t stick, check your tires, ensure your suspension is tight, ensure your cap is ready, and see that there aren’t any free pieces on or in your auto.

Walk the course – Since you will just get a couple keeps running on the course it’s imperative to walk and “plan” how to drive it. You most likely need to arrive so as to walk the course no less than 2-3 times and they normally take 5-10 minutes for each walk contingent upon the area.

Assist: One of the things that makes autocross less costly than different types of motorsports is that contenders are additionally coordinators and partners. That individual who helped you sign the waiver? They’re presumably driving today. The individual who helped you enroll? Correct, likewise driving. The tech investigator? All things considered, you get the thought..

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Drive: This one is somewhat clear as crystal. There will presumably be a zone for “lattice” where you stop amongst runs, and framework laborers will let you know when to go up to the line to make your run. Have a ton of fun, take a gander at your time, and attempt to go speedier. Rehash until every one of your runs are finished.

So that is it – those are the basic truths of what you have to know and how to go autocrossing.

Check out http://www.cscc.ab.ca/ they are an event provider for the region of Alberta Canada, on average they host 20 events a year!

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The Italian AutoMaker Fiat a Brief History

Following the end of the Benito Mussolini’s rule of Italy in 1945, the Agnelli family, led by Fiat’s founder and Chairman Giovanni Agnelli, lost control of the Fiat motor company because of their links with the dictatorship. Eventually, the family regained control of the business in 1963 when Giovanni’s grandson, Gianni Agnelli, took the helm.

Having assumed control Gianni set about restructuring Fiat’s management, making it much less centralized. Car and lorry and tractor production were effectively made independent of one another. The more flexible regime allowed Fiat to plan its expansion and in 1967 it took over fellow Italian concern Autobianchi. The takeover allowed the company to overtake German competitor Volkswagen in sales and by 1968 revenue exceeded $2 billion.

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The following year Fiat expanded further, taking a controlling interest in Italian rivals Ferrari and Lancia and was being seen quite capable of taking the lead over the American powerhouse of Detroit in the race for car production dominance.

Fiat also continued diversifying its operations becoming owners of the Italian airline Alitalia, major toll roads, as well as office supply and electrical equipment companies. They also had assets in the Soviet Union, constructing the AvtoVAZ plant where the Lada, based on the Fiat 124, was manufactured. Elsewhere in Eastern Europe, the company had stakes in Romania, Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria.

Importantly Fiat, with its fuel efficient cars, was able to take advantage of the 1979 oil crisis, when fuel prices rocketed, by winning record sales in the United States. However, as oil prices stabilized and subsequently fell, they lost their share of the American market and by 1984 had pulled out of the country.

Back in Europe, however, the Italian giants continued swallowing up its rivals. Alfa Romeo was taken over in 1986 and in 1993 they acquired Maserati. The acquisition of Maserati allowed the Fiat name to re-enter the United States market in 2002 and sales since then across the Atlantic have been healthy.

The late 1990s saw a market shift and the company’s tumbling share value led to them appointing General Electric chief Paolo Fresco as chairman in 1998. However, Fresco’s initiatives faced opposition from the firm’s trade unions. Despite the opposition, Fresco pressed on and in 2000 he initiated a joint venture with the American company General Motors, which saw GM, gain a stake in Fiat Auto – the company’s car division. However, within five years the partnership was ended.

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True enough to its history this automaker has been historically dependable one for a quality product of merit and quantity. It’s not only its rank and stable of basic economy cars it produces, sports cars of merit and renown, transportation products all the way up to large semi-trailer tractor transports but even locally adapted home built products built under license – even such dour automotive products such as the Spanish Seat and Russian-built Lada. Now the firm has become a record breaker of great innovation – the Fiat 500 which is now being marketed and distributed within Canada & the USA domestically by a separate division of the Chrysler / Fiat or perhaps Fiat/Chrysler enterprise. Not only that but unlike many Chrysler / Dodge import products being proudly sold with the Fiat 500 moniker itself not a North American re-badge marketing name as if to hide its origins. 

 

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