Ducati 1299 Panigale and Its High-Tech Features Detailed

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The Ducati badge has a certain dose of mysticism to it, and we observed this in relation to a lot of models. However, in the world of high-speed riding, the Panigale name resonates differently and we know people whose hearts will start beating faster if they just hear the name. Here’s a nifty treat for them and all those who like superbikes, a small video which bring several of 1299 Panigale’s strong points into the spotlight.
It would be hard to find to better fellows to speak about the 1299 Panigale than Alessandro Valia and Marco Sairu. The former is a Ducati Official Tester, while the latter is the Head of the Engine Project Management, so you can figure out that there are quite a few people (if any at all) who know the bike better than they do.

Technology which brings huge riding emotions

It may seem like the ultimate goal of Ducati was to find a way to transform the cold, impersonal technologies into real feelings, sensations and thoughts involving the human being and changing it. At least this is the poetic definition of a 1299 Panigale we’d come up with if we had to.

Valia rode the 1299 Panigale at Mugello and posted an incredible 1’55.3 lap time. Alone, this lap time doesn’t mean anything, but if we pit it near some Grand Prix results, things seem to become more interesting. The fastest lap for Moto2 bikes was 1'52.369, while for the premier class things went as low as 1'47.157.

Of course a 8-second gap per lap is incredibly much in MotoGP terms, but remember we’re comparing a bike in stock trim with Dani Pedrosa’s multi-million HRC prototype. Ah, much more interesting, now, right? We’ll let you enjoy what these two guys have to say about the Ducati 1299 Panigale and plan your trip to the nearest dealer and schedule your test ride, as these bikes are making it there soon.

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