The New Ducati 899 Panigale. Road Or Track. $15,000.

Ducati899PanigaleDucati has a new ambassador for the “Made In Italy Motorcycle.” The Ducati 899 Panigale (pronounced “Pan-ee-gah-lee”) is arriving in October in the US. And I have no doubt that at a price starting at $15,000 it will sell well. The Panifale replaces the 848 Superbike and is intended to be the Ducati new flagship bike. With a strong contribution coming from the experience and technology acquired by Ducati World Racing, the Panigale is a bike for both the road and the track. An aluminum monocoque frame, 3-way adjustable suspension and Brembo brakes make it ready for a lot of fun. Add the L-twin engine producing 148 hp and 93 lb-ft of torque at 9000 rpm, then the Ducati class-leading electronic technologies (Ducati Quick-Shift (DQS), Ride-by-wire (RBW), triple-stage ABS, Traction Control, race-derived Engine Brake Control) and you get the new generation of Superbikes. Ducati 899 Panigale.

14 Responses to “The New Ducati 899 Panigale. Road Or Track. $15,000.”

  1. 1 Shifter Sep 17th, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Beautiful machine. I would be younger…

  2. 2 Rodent Sep 17th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Absolutely remarkable machine!

  3. 3 Terence Tory Sep 17th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    How can the 899 be the “flagship” Ducati when the 1099 is riding around and has fifty more horsepower? The Panigale design is overrated and has not delivered as the earlier models did at the racetrack.The Italian one-model race series wins don’t really count for much.The Desmosedici RR V-4,however is in another class,and well beyond the L-twins.

  4. 4 P. Hamilton. Sep 17th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Terence. Flagship is an adjective describing the most prominent or highly touted product, brand, It may or MAY NOT refer to the best, most expensive, more reliable product of a company. In this case, it has to do with public perception. As a matter of fact, if you go on their website, Ducati uses several times the word flagship when talking about the Panigale.

  5. 5 nicker Sep 17th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Flagship or not, its a hell of a nice looking scooter…….
    (for young backs & wrists)


  6. 6 Fredp Sep 17th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Oh poop, burnout! I might be in trouble with this one. Anyone interested in a mint 2001 748s. Why does Ducati torture me like this? Old? Old? I never get tired of putting my knee down.

  7. 7 john reed Sep 18th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Me as well
    My back and wrists are to old as well
    I would have given part of my soul for a ride on Desmosedici RR V-4 when I was a bit younger,
    (On reflection I would now if someone helps me to get on it)
    Its double torture,
    I reckon I could still put my knees down but I am frightened the sparks from my metal replacements might start a fire.

  8. 8 hk Sep 18th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Glad ducati is going bigger displacement for its mid size.the 848 was a turd for power.

  9. 9 dmj Sep 18th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I might live a week on that.

  10. 10 CafeSportyTC Sep 18th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    beautiful motorcycle, looks mean like its ready to go to battle.

  11. 11 A 1 MIKE Sep 18th, 2013 at 5:07 pm


  12. 12 bartybert Sep 20th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    It’s yet another race bike in a world full of ugly sports bikes. I don’t drive a Maclaren to work and around town, (I think you would look like a twat), why would I want the equivalent in a motorcycle.

  13. 13 Dennis P Farley Sep 21st, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Thanks, but I’ll stick with my ZX-14R:-)

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