This is the celebration of the twin cylinder Ducati Superbike legacy. The Italian brand has combined the most advanced aluminium monocoque chassis with their most powerful Superquadro engine to create the Panigale 1299 R Final Edition.
This motorcycle is for those who are ready to own the strongest part of Ducati’s V-twin history, complete with celebratory livery and numbered billet top yoke. Progressively numbered, but not limited in quantity, the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition is a fully street legal, Euro 4 homologated motorcycle that is a perfect mix of a super-powerful engine and a racing-honed chassis.
The Superquadro engine’s bore/stroke ratio of 1.91:1 sets an extreme example of the power-maximizing “”oversquare”” architecture used in the world’s most advanced racing engines. A short-stroke crankshaft and enormous pistons combined with large Desmodromically-actuated valves allow the Superquadro to breathe freely at high rpm, while a 1285cc combustion chamber ensures the ample torque that has made so many enthusiasts fall in love with Ducati’s signature L-twin power.
The Panigale’s ergonomic dimensions assure a perfect integration between rider and motorcycle. The seat and handlebar positions are optimized to provide total control and comfort during sport and track riding, while the switchgear and dash are further designed to be intuitive, informative, and a pleasure to use. Grippy, machined-from-billet aluminium footpegs and a carefully-shaped seat with racing cover allow the rider to perfectly integrate with the Panigale, and focus only on the extraordinary sensations of the ride. Included as standard are a racing windshield, billet aluminium mirror block-off plugs, and a license plate holder plug, for track sessions in which the bike’s mirrors and plate holder are removed.
The 1299 Panigale R Final Edition benefits from the experience of Ducati Corse, adopting geometry which uses a 24-degree steering head angle along with a low swingarm pivot point. This enhances the bike’s agility, and provides excellent rear traction in a wide variety of conditions.
Thanks to Ducati’s Riding Modes, riders can instantly vary key characteristics of the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition to suit different conditions or preferences – engine power and delivery, traction control, wheelie control, ABS, engine braking, and suspension behaviour. Three pre-set configurations, Race, Sport, and Wet, are available to be selected by using buttons mounted on the handlebar. But these are only a starting point, as each configuration’s individual control parameters can be set to the specific level desired by the rider. With three custom setups ready at the push of a button, the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition becomes a perfectly tailored partner to the rider’s unrelenting pursuit of speed.
The Bosch 9.1 MP ABS equips the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition as standard, and is a latest-generation system that performs combined braking with control rear wheel lift to guarantee the shortest braking distances and greatest stability in any conditions. Further, the system interfaces with the Bosch Intertial Control platform, allowing maximum braking even while the motorcycle is leaned over.
The instrument panel on the 1299 Panigale uses a full TFT display. The colour display’s configuration is variable and automatically adapts to variations in environmental light and to the selected Riding Mode. In the “Road” and “Wet” Riding Modes, speed takes centre stage and is displayed in large numbers in the middle of the display, whereas the two boxes containing “supplementary information” underneath provide data on total mileage and engine coolant temperature. In the “Race” Riding Mode, the display layout is automatically reconfigured, shifting the display of the vehicle’s speed in the lower information box at left and making room for the last lap time, centrally displayed in large numbers. For the first time on a Ducati motorcycle, the display features a “lean angle visualization,” allowing the rider to see their achieved lean angle displayed on the dash in real-time.
The 1299 Panigale R Final Edition uses the lightest and most advanced battery technology available, Lithium-ion. This allows it to save over 2kg compared to a normal battery.
The homologated Akrapovic titanium exhaust, complete with twin titanium silencers and titanium exhaust manifolds, replicates the look of the World Superbike Panigale exhaust. It allows the engine maximum breathing and maximum power, while guaranteeing significant weight saving.
The DDA+ GPS (Ducati Data Analyzer) is fitted as standard amd integrates a GPS signal to create a “virtual finish line”. The system automatically detects, without any intervention by the rider, the conclusion of the lap and stops the chronometric time. Integration with the GPS signal also provides visualisation on the circuit map of the trajectories ridden and the main parameters of the vehicle: throttle opening, speed, rpm, gear engaged, engine temperature, DTC activation, and lean angle.
The 1299 Panigale R Final Edition includes several components in the highest quality carbon fibre – front and rear mudguards, heel guards, and a shock cover – to accentuate its high-technology and premium nature. Light and stiff, carbon fibre saves precious grams of weight compared to an equivalent part in plastic, enhancing the Panigale 1299 Panigale R Final Edition’s performance in pursuit of the fastest time on track.