As anticipated, Ducati has revealed a limited edition model of its 1299 Panigale S to celebrate its 90th Anniversary. The Bologna-based two-wheeler manufacturer provided a special preview of the new, limited edition 1299 Panigale S Anniversario. The 1299 Panigale S Anniversario was brought on the stage of the Santamonica stadium in Misano Adriatico by former MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner together with Ducati’s CEO Claudio Domenicali.
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The 1299 Panigale S Anniversario, limited to500 bikes, features an all-new colour scheme and technical content. Inspiration for the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario’s colours was drawn from Ducati race bikes. Its white, black and Ducati Red fairings complement its special gold wheels. Other distinctive features on the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario include its top triple clamp and steering head inserts, both machined-from-solid aluminium alloy. Each top triple clamp has been laser-etched with the bike’s unique production number of 500.
The electronics on the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario incorporates Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO. In addition to the new DTC and DWC EVO, the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario also features Bosch Cornering ABS and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) for ultra-fast clutchless up and downshifts. The twin-cylinder, 1285 cc, 205 hp Superquadro engine also features Engine Brake Control (EBC). The 1299 Panigale S Anniversario also features TFT (Thin Film Transistor) instrumentation, as well as customizable Ducati Riding Modes (Race, Sport and Wet) that allow the rider to have tailor-made performance.
The suspension department, instead, offers up Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) and Öhlins Smart EC which is claimed to offer improved cornering grip, stability, braking, turn-in, handling and riding comfort. The bike comes with a racing kit consisting of an Akrapovič Racing exhaust in titanium, billet aluminium mirror blockoff plates, and a cover for the hole created by removing the license-plate holder for track days. Lastly, a battery charger is also provided.
The 1299 Panigale S Anniversario will be available from Ducati Dealerships starting in the second half of July (country specific). Check out the new 1299 Panigale S Anniversario through the image gallery and official video. Do let us know your views about the supersport through the comments section below.
Meet the Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario:
Check out Casey Stoner ride the new Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario: