We have to say, among all the motorcycles on sale today, the Ducati 1299 Panigale is one which you would think twice before taking it out on the road. Why would we say that? Because it arguably is the most beautiful thing built on two wheels till date, and when it isn’t setting the track or hearts of onlookers on fire, it will give you sleepless nights, just sitting there in the corner of your drawing room. If machines could be monuments, this one is the Taj and on the move it is the modern day Bucephalus.
The new Panigale 1299 pumps out 205 hp of pure adrenaline and 145 Nm torque. It has been equipped with semi-active suspension and an electronic steering damper governed by the Öhlins Smart EC system. The 1299 Panigale S stands apart with its full LED headlights and carbon fibre mudguard and forged wheels. The 1299/S Panigale and Panigale R use the Bosch Inertial Platform, which is centered around an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). The IMU constantly monitors the motorcycle’s lean angle and fore/aft pitch, interfacing with the ABS, DWC, and on the 1299 Panigale S, the Ohlins Smart EC suspension – ensuring that these systems operate at maximum effectiveness regardless of the motorcycle’s position. In this video though, it is the rider and his skills which would warrant your attention.