OUT-OF-THIS WORLD DESIGN
Unmistakeably modern, aerodynamic design. A masterful blend of panache and performance. Born out of a tradition that has seen Ducati win major design awards, such as the prestigious Compasso d’Oro, the Panigale family is the essence of style. A wider front fairing with larger air intakes gives greater aerodynamic protection and boosts airflow to the engine, while a split tail makes the rear of the motorcycle even more aggressive.
ADVANCED CHASSIS DESIGN
Starting with the key geometrical elements of the chassis, balanced perfection has been achieved on the 959 Panigale. The swingarm pivot has been lowered by 4 mm and the wheelbase is now 5 mm greater than before, improving the motorcycle’s handling. Machined-from-billet aluminium footpegs provide even better grip for a confident riding experience.
Built to handle both track and road, the 1299 Panigale S features the exclusive semi-active Öhlins Smart EC suspension system with an NIX30 fork and TTX36 shock absorber, plus an electronic steering damper. Event Based mode ensures real-time adaptation of hydraulic suspension dampers to different stages of riding: making the switch from extreme on-track performance to safe, comfortable road riding instantaneous. Racing-type, handlebar-mounted switchgear controls allow for flick-of-the-switch adjustments to Ducati Traction Control (DTC) Evo, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) Evo and Engine Brake Control (EBC), letting you personalise the entire track experience. Forged wheels, carbon-fibre front mudguard and a full LED headlamp round off the exclusive, techy looks of the “S” version.