Ducati unveils 1299 Panigale R final edition

first_imgThe new 1299 Panigale R Final Edition is more than just a bike with a dedicated colour scheme or a limited edition. With a tricolour livery, as eye-catching as it is evocative, it offers a fitting tribute to Ducati’s iconic twin-cylinder power unit, which reaches its peak on this latest bike.For its world preview, Ducati has chosen round eight of the World Superbike Championship, taking place this weekend at Laguna Seca (California-US), where Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, unveiled the new 1299 Panigale R Final Edition together with Chaz Davies and Marco MelandriDucati 1299 Panigale R final editionThis latest built-in-Bologna gem offers unparalleled technology, performance and design. A Euro 4 compliant road bike, each 1299 Panigale R Final Edition is individually numbered. An offshoot of the 1299 Superleggera engine, the Final Edition Superquadro packs a 209 hp punch at 11,000 rpm and a torque of 142NM at 9,000 rpm. It features a lighter crankshaft with a larger crank pin and tungsten balancing pads, while the con-rods, like the intake-exhaust valves, are made of titanium. As on Superbike engines, the two 116 mm diameter pistons have just two segments and slide on steel cylinder liners.Developed by Ducati Corse, the ultra-compact monocoque structure incorporates the air box and plays a pivotal role in containing the dry weight of the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition to just 179 kg.Ducati 1299 Panigale R final editionThe chassis set-up on this latest Ducati supersport is the same as that on the Panigale R, characterised by Ohlins mechanical suspension and a 24-degree rake.Equally sophisticated and light is the complete all-titanium Akrapovic exhaust with high dual silencer (Euro 4 compliant), just like the one on the Panigale R that competes in the World Superbike championship.advertisementThe electronics package features the Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and is equipped with ABS Cornering, Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO), Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO) and Engine Brake Control (EBC). These systems have default settings linked to the selected Riding Mode (Race, Sport and Wet) but can be personalised as desired.Ducati 1299 Panigale R final editionTop-drawer tech content and the all-new tricolour livery ensure the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition is set to gain cult status among the vast community of Ducati twin-cylinder aficionados.last_img

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