Ducati Unveils New 899 Panigale

Sep 11, 2013 View Comments by

Ducati Unveils New 899 PanigaleDucati’s formidable 1199 Panigale just became a big brother. At the VW group night just prior to the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Ducati announced the new 899 Panigale, calling it a “super-mid” edition of the range topping 1199. The new bike is powered by an 899cc 90-degree Superquadro V-twin pumping out a claimed 148 horsepower and 73 pound feet of torque. With a dry weight of 372.5 pounds, the baby Panigale should make for quite the exciting ride. Like in its big brother, the engine is a fully stressed member of the frame. It also gets all the electronic goodies including traction control, Ducati Quick Shift, Ride by Wire with different riding modes, ABS, and Engine Brake Control. Pricing for the new Duc is $14,995 in Ducati Red and $15,295 in Arctic White and it should go on sale in the U.S. early next year.

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