Wednesday, September 21, 2011

2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale announced

Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for your patience. Mr Panigale is having a BMW S1000RR and an Aprilia RSV4 Factory for breakfast. He will be with us shortly

Ducati have announced a name for their 2012 superbike, the machine that will replace the current 1198. The new bike will be called the Ducati 1199 Panigale, which will be officially unveiled during the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, in November this year.

The Ducati 1199 Panigale (pronounced ‘eleven-ninety-nine Pan-ee-gah-lee’) will first see racing action in the 2012 FIM Superstock Championship and will make its debut in World Superbikes in 2013. We fully expect the 1199 to be a fearsome machine – its 1199cc L-twin is likely to be a fire-breathing, 190-horsepower monster and the bike will feature the latest iteration of Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and racing-oriented ABS etc.

Can’t wait for Valentino Rossi to unveil the 1199 Panigale at EICMA in November. Should be an awesome moment for Ducati.

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