Ducati is known as the ‘Ferrari of bikes’ and why wouldn’t it be? Years after years, it has produced motorcycles that are made to perform on the tracks and on the roads. And now this year, when the company is celebrating its 90th anniversary after successfully organizing World Ducati Week in July, it has given its loyal fans one more reason to cheer and salivate.
Presenting 1299 Panigale S Anniversario Edition
We are falling short of words to express how gorgeous this new super sport looks, from every angle
This is the first time Ducati has introduced the EVO version of Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) systems.
Only 500 units to be ever made, Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario Edition will have gold-colored forged aluminum Marchesini wheels, gold-colored titanium Akrapovic exhaust, and limited edition laser-etched engraving.
The most fantastic feature of this bike is side control, that allows a rider to modulate rear wheel slide when cornering, which in simple words means that it is much easier and fun to drifting the bike while taking a corner, just like this…
For people who believe in numbers, here are the tech specs of the motorcycle:
Type: Superquadro L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Displacement: 1,285 cc
Bore x stroke: 116 x 60.8 mm
Compression ratio: 12.6:1
Power: 150.8 kW (205 hp) @ 10,500 rpm
Torque: 144.6 Nm (106.7 lb-ft) @ 8,750 rpm
Fuel injection: Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.
Gearbox: 6 speed with DQS Ducati Quick Shift up/down
Clutch: Slipper and self-servo wet multi plate clutch with hydraulic control
Frame: Monocoque aluminum
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rear tyre: 200/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Front brake: 2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M50 4-piston calipers with cornering ABS as standard equipment.
Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper with cornering ABS as standard equipment
Instrumentation (dashboard): Digital unit with TFT colour display
Dry weight:164 kg (361 lb)
Kerb weight: 188 kg (414 lb)
Seat height: 830 mm (32.7 in)Wheelbase1,442 mm (56.8 in)
Wheelbase: 1,442 mm (56.8 in)
Fuel tank capacity: 17 ltrs
Standard equipment: Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS, DTC, DQS up/down, DWC, EBC, Fully RbW, Auto tyre calibration, Full LED lighting, Ohlins Smart EC with semi-active steering damper, Auxiliary adjustment buttons, DDA+ with GPS-ready.
Additional equipment: Laser-inscribed billet aluminum top triple clamp, 90th anniversary graphics, EVO traction and wheelie control, lithium-ion battery with included charger, carbon fibre heel guards, carbon fibre rear mudguard, carbon fibre shock cover, included Akrapovič titanium racing exhaust, billet aluminum mirror hole covers, license plate holder cover.
If and when launched in India, it might cost around (INR 21,60,00 [as per $ conversion rate] + 110% CBU tax) so probably not many will come to the dealership and ask for the test ride.
We will end it here with this one official video to make you feel low and poor.
Images and video: Ducati
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