2015 New Ducati Panigale 1299, Ducati’s flagship Panigale superbike has been given a technical and technological makeover aimed at keeping the road bike ahead of a very strong field of rivals in 2015, and the racing machine up the front of the Superstock grid.
As MCN revealed weeks ago there are now two different engines in the 1299 range; one for the standard 1299 and S models that have the 1285cc variant, and another for the R model which keeps to 1198cc to comply with Superstock and Superbike racing regulations, and benefits from a host of upgrade parts first seen on the high-spec 1199 Superleggera model launched last year.
All of the 1299 models get a redesigned tailpiece and an all-new exhaust system that’s lighter than the outgoing model’s. At the heart of the standard and S models is the new 1285cc version of the Superquadro V-twin that was first seen in the 1199 Panigale launched in 2011. Power is now a claimed 205bhp and the torque a monstrous 106.6lbft at 8750rpm – all wrapped up in a package that weights a mere 166.5kg.
Like the Multistrada 1200, the new 1299 has the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) which works to control and process all of the other electronic systems including cornering ABS, anti-wheelie, a new quickshifter that works for both up and down changes, semi-active suspension, engine braking control and traction control, along with the riding modes. The quickshifter also features a bar-mounted two-button controller on the left handlebar which allows the rider to effect up and down gearshifts without using the gear lever or clutch.
The new 1285cc engine produces 10% more torque and 10bhp more power thanks to the 87cc extra capacity, with the pistons now a vast 116mm in diameter, while the compression ratio has increased to 12.6:1. Those pistons, rings and pins have been redesigned and the whole engine (still with a 90-degree Vee angle, and still a structural part of the bike) has been rolled back in relation to the horizontal measurement to improve the weight distribution between front and rear.
In addition, the steering head angle has been altered by 0.5degrees to 24 degrees from 24.5degrees and the trail has been reduced from 100mm to 96mm. The swingarm lower pivot point is also now 4mm lower.
UK on the road prices:
Panigale 1299 £16,995
Panigale 1299 S £20,795
Panigale R £28,995
Ducati Motorcycle Finance Promotion
For this summer, Ducati UK has launched a realm of affordable TriOptions PCP offers spread throughout the model range from the iconic entry level Monster 696 through to the flagship Superbike 1199 Panigale.
Ducati has constantly reacted to customer needs by not only producing market challenging products but also by making its motorcycles more affordable. This has been done by reducing service costs and extending service intervals and by offering a range of Ducati finance options that make the dream of owning a Ducati a reality.
Ducati UK’s latest TriOptions PCP offers range from as low as £85 per month for a Monster 696 up to £199 for the award winning 1199 S ABS Panigale and with competitive finance APR levels ranging between 2.7% – 6.5%. The full range of Monsters is included in the promotion with a deposit level set at just 20%. The top of the range Monster 1100 Evo is available on the PCP deal at just £119. The 1100 Evo combines the renowned styling of a model celebrating its 20th anniversary with such features as Ducati Safety pack which includes both Traction control and ABS.
The most recent new Ducati model, the irresistible Hyperstrada, is also included in the campaign. This compelling mix of Motard and practicality is available on the PCP offer at an enticing £115 per month.
Another model often described as compelling is the Diavel. Its heady mix of blistering performance and cruising genetics accompanies the rest of the range in being part of this inviting PCP promotion. Price per month across the Diavel family range is from £139 per month for the Dark, to £169 for the new Diavel Strada, and on to £189 for the range topping Carbon model.
Finally the beloved 848 Superbike range completes the collection of PCP offers with a tempting £119 for the 848 Evo and just £125 per month for the 848 Evo Corse Special Edition.
All prices quoted are for an agreement duration of 37 months. Deposits, APR and fixed interest rates vary depending on model. The promotion runs from now until the end of September 2013.