The new Ducati superbike has been the most anticipated motorcycle and has kept us waiting for more than a year. The motorcycle that will completely change the perception of Ducati’s, will debut at Ducati’s stall at the EICMA in Milan which starts on the 9th. The stall is already ready and the Ducati 1199 Panigale waits there in all its mesmerizing beauty to be revealed to the world.
The new pictures reveal a few more little things than what we knew from previous reports. Clearly visible is the Ducati electronic suspension (DES), and the Ã–hlins USD fork and Ã–hlins TTX-36 shock absorber. A frameless design with the rear cylinder supporting the subframe/tail. A tail unit that looks a lot like the 1198’s from the front and a lot like an RSV4’s from the side. A tank shape that mimics the Diavel’s.
A horizontally-oriented side-mount shock with a leg protector, electronic adjusters and a goofy remote reservoir actuating a unique linkage that pivots on a tiny swingarm pivot plate. What looks to be a front subframe/airbox made from aluminum. LED headlights. A unique new take on the Brembo Monoblock radial caliper. Exhausts that neatly fill the gap between fairing and rear wheel, providing an aerodynamic benefit.
Here is a look at the promo video:
While the press conference will only take place tomorrow night in a place kept confidential, after which we will feature photos of the press presentation, as well as the specifications of the new Ducati 1199 Panigale.