DUCATI 1199 PANIGALE | Record Setting Superbike

By - November 7th, 2011

DUCATI  1199 PANIGALE | Record Setting Superbike

Sure, it hasn’t proven itself on the MotoGP circuit yet, but there is little doubt this bike will be the one to beat in 2012. Introducing the 1199 PANIGALE, the new flagship model for the venerable motorcycle maker DUCATI. In honor of DUCATI’s origin, Borgo Panigale in Bologna, Italy, the 1199 PANIGALE is by far the most extreme superbike made by company. On appearance, the new model isn’t much of a departure from its predecessor, the 1198. Its a different beast beneath it all, however. Thanks to its monocoque body made from lightweight aluminum, the chassis, or lack of, is essentially pieced on and around the engine instead. The practice translates to even more weight saving. Next, the new twin-cylinder Superquardro powerplant with a displacement 1199cc. A maximum limit of 11,500 rpm with 195 horsepower to spare, the engine is one of the most powerful, if not the most powerful, V-Twin engine on the market today. With speed must come safety and the 1199 PANIGALE is equipped with some of the most innovative ones. Crafted from a single alloy, the Brembo Monobloc M50 calipers, plus the optional ABS, ensure stoppage within a short distance. And for the first time, LED lights will be use extensively for better visibility. So will the cockpit’s instrument display, a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) screen able to put all essential information in a concise format.

The DUCATI 1199 PANIGALE will come in 2 versions, the 1199 PANIGALE and the 1199 PANIGALE S. Virtually identical, the 1199 PANIGALE S includes the Ohlins suspension with Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES). This edition will also be prepped with lightweight Marchesini wheels, a carbon fiber mudguard for the front wheel, and a aerodynamic kit. Prices for both have not been disclosed yet at this time.

*NOTE* DUCATI unveiled the price range for 1199 PANIGALE Superbike. The base model 1199 PANIGALE will cost around $17,995 US. The 1199 PANIGALE S will be at $22,995 US, while the most exclusive model, the 1199 PANIGALE S Tricolore, will set you back $27,995 US.

DUCATI  1199 PANIGALE | Record Setting Superbike

DUCATI  1199 PANIGALE | Record Setting Superbike

DUCATI  1199 PANIGALE | Record Setting Superbike

DUCATI  1199 PANIGALE | Record Setting Superbike

DUCATI  1199 PANIGALE | Record Setting Superbike

DUCATI  1199 PANIGALE | Record Setting Superbike

DUCATI  1199 PANIGALE | Record Setting Superbike

DUCATI  1199 PANIGALE | Record Setting Superbike

DUCATI  1199 PANIGALE | Record Setting Superbike

DUCATI  1199 PANIGALE | Record Setting Superbike

7 comments
Somebody
Somebody

LOL. Ducati makes the best Superbikes but they do need more work in MotoGP. I knew if Stoner got that Honda ride he'd be champ. It was a no brainer. Rossi is a great rider but his championships were because he had the best bikes. Hopefully in 2012 Ducati will have a viable weapon, otherwise it will be the Stoner / Lorenzo show again.

Andy
Andy

Looks really good. Loving the instrument panel as well it looks really futuristic!

Rhyner
Rhyner

(I knew Stoner leaving and keeping Hayden made ZERO sense!) Que sera sera..

Rhyner
Rhyner

Do you like apples? Ducati has more championship titles than ALL manufacturers combined, PERIOD! How you like dem apples?! Nuff Sed..

John Garner Sucks
John Garner Sucks

Get over yourself john garner....beside it was rossi's first year on the ducati sucka...lets just see how he does this year

John Garner
John Garner

The first two sentences of your article shows your absolute ignorance of sporting motorcycles. Street bikes are not allowed in Moto GP, and the 1199 will NEVER compete in Moto GP, much less be "the one to beat in 2012." By the way, Ducati does compete in Moto GP, with a V-4 powered prototype, and they got their clocked cleaned last year.