The 1199 Panigale sets the most extreme benchmark ever and its arrival represents one of the most historic moments in Ducati’s incredible Superbike history.
Every last detail of the 1199 Panigale pays tribute to our rich heritage of racing: each component is not only functionally efficient, but beautifully engineered into pieces of automotive art. The fairings sweep back towards the rear of the bike, emphasizing the pulled-in effect, so much that the fairing surface had to be cut to house the engine covers and exhaust pipe. Another highly distinctive feature of this bike is the rear light mounted in the streamlined and pointed tail. Everything about this bike communicates power, elegance and agility.
Monocoque technology was the fundamental starting point for achieving the twin objectives of reduced weight and increased power. By integrating the activities of the individual components there was a reduction in the overall number of components and their weight. The end result is a reduction in bike weight of 10 kg compared to the 1198. The 1199 Panigale has achieved an incredible benchmark for the sector: dry weight of only 164 kg.
The weight distribution of the 1199 Panigale without rider is 52% at the front and 48% at the rear (vs 1198’s 50/50) which becomes an optimal 50/50 with the rider getting on, ensuring maximum stability and agility of the bike.
The 1199 Panigale S and Tricolore are fully equipped with front and rear Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) system by Öhlins. Both the 43mm Öhlins NIX30 forks and the Öhlins TTX36 rear unit are electronically adjustable in compression and rebound, while spring pre-load is manual.
The 1199 Panigale is equipped with Brembo’s Monobloc M50 callipers, so called to celebrate the 50˚ anniversary of the Italian company, Brembo. With an extremely compact design, that ensure a weight saving of 7% compared to the previous one, and machined from a single piece of alloy, the M50 callipers achieve a higher rigidity and resistance to distortion during extreme braking.
The 1199 Panigale S and 1199 Panigale S Tricolore are equipped with stylishly designed, triple 3-spoke, forged and machined wheels by Marchesini. Finished in black with signature red pin-striping, the super lightweight wheels represent a 0.4kg (0.88lb) weight-saving over previous components.
The horizontal twin headlamps have become more integrated with the frontal intake ducts and create a true “race face” for the new Superbike. While the 1199 Panigale illuminates with LED positioning lights and main light bulbs, the 1199 Panigale S and Tricolore boast full LED positioning and lighting solutions, for the first time in the motorcycle world. Twin rear lights are moulded perfectly around the recessed seat air ducts and illuminate with an attractive light-guide surround effect, enhanced with LED brake lights. Front LED indicators are integrated into the mirror bodies and rear indicators, which are also LED* (*Country specific), are styled with clear lenses.
The 1199 Panigale instrumentation takes Thin Film Transistor (TFT) screen to the next step with a stunning race-derived unit that embraces the very latest information display technology. The full colour display automatically changes its layout according to the Riding Mode selected in order to provide optimum clarity of information appropriate to the motorcycle’s environment, even reversing its character and background colours in low-light conditions.
Each Riding Mode is pre-programmed to instantly change the engine’s Power Mode and the suspension set-up in addition to ABS, DTC and EBC levels - even while riding. The modes are made possible by combining a number of class-leading technologies.