Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ducati 1199 Panigale

A great technical explanation of Ducati's new 1199 Panigale by Ducati's superbike race chief, Ernesto Marinelli. This video includes some beautiful footage and track testing by multiple world superbike champion Troy Bayliss.

I'm not typically a fan of hyper-performance superbikes anymore but this is an exceptional bike with enough technological innovations to make it much less intimidating to ride hard. I also appreciate the fact that Ducati understand the need for light weight. The Panigale is 10kg lighter than Ducati's previous superbike, the 1198, which, until now, was already the lightest superbike in its class.

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