Ducati is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. To mark this occasion, Ducati has built this special-edition 1299 Panigale S Anniversario. Ducati has showered this edition with a multitude of upgrades including a stunning livery of red, white, and black accented by gold wheels, inspired by Ducati’s racing team. With steering-head inserts that are machined from aluminium and a new top triple clamp, the S Anniversario has the same chassis geometry as the Panigale R.
The special edition is also equipped with an Akrapovič titanium exhaust and billet aluminium mirror block-off plates. The Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario saves about two kilograms thanks to Carbon fibre heel guards, shock-absorber cover, and rear mudguard.
The Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario will use a new version of Ducati’s Traction Control system – dubbed DTC EVO – that supposedly allows riders to drift without crashing. The 1299 Panigale S Anniversario also comes with an extensive line-up of electronic aids, which include Bosch Cornering ABS, Ducati Electronic Suspension, Öhlins Smart EC, and Ducati Wheelie Control.
The engine is the same 1,285cc, 205-horsepower V-twin found in the 1299 Panigale. With the S Anniversario slotting between the Panigale R and 1299 Panigale S. Needless to say, only 500 units of the S Anniversario will be built globally and each bike will have a distinct number etched onto the top triple clamp.
I’m not sure of how many units are allocated for the UAE but I’m sure there will be a few that will find their way here.