1299 Panigale anniversary edition revealed by Ducati
Ducati has revealed an anniversary edition of the Panigale 1299 to celebrate its 90th birthday.
Just 500 versions of the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario will be built, featuring an all new paintjob and new technical specs.
Special gold wheels sit below white, black and red fairings inspired by Ducati’s race bikes.
There’s a special touch on the top triple clamp where each bike’s unique production number has been laser-etched on.
In terms of ride, the new Panigale should echo the Panigale R, thanks to a new steering head insert that has shifted the front wheel forward by 5mm.
Overall, weight has been slashed by 2.5kg compared to the Panigale R, thanks to a lighter battery and carbon fibre heel guards, rear mudguard and shock absorber covers added to the Anniversario’s monocoque frame.
An all-new traction control and wheelie control system has also been added, along with Bosch Cornering ABS, a Ducati Quick Shift and Electronic Suspension.
For anyone who wants it, there’s also a racing kit available, featuring an Akrapovic titanium exhaust and mirror block-off plates.
Stoner treats fans
Former MotoGP world champion and current Ducati World Superbike rider, Casey Stoner unveiled the Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario during World Ducati week at the Marco Simoncelli Misano World Circuit.
It’s set to reach UK dealers half way through July when further details should also be available.
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