THE LAST PANIGALE 1299 - FINAL EDITION REVEALED
By alexbreton 11 Jul 2017 , 4:06am 12032
Ducati has unveiled the final curtain call to the Panigale range with the 1299 R Final Edition.
With the new V4 superbike on the way, this final Panigale is going out with a bang. Specs are seriously impressive, thanks to parts taken from the super-special Superleggera.
209 hp at 11,000 rpm and 104.8 lbft at 9000 rpm.
The Superquadro engine in the FE shares the same lightened crankshaft and tungsten balancing pads as the Superleggera along with the larger intake and exhaust valves. It’s also got the new clutch from the Superleggera and air-intake system with optimised intakes for each cylinder. The titanium Akrapovic exhaust with the high-level silencers finishes the job with a seriously lairy soundtrack.
END OF AN ERA
With the retirement of the v-twin configuration at the top of the Ducati range, it spells the end of a hugely successful racing career for Ducati twins in superbike racing. 330 WSBK wins in the last three decades is one hell of an achievement, alas the twin is no longer a competitive setup for the class.
The good news is this final edition is not limited, so you can write a cheque out for 39,900USD and stick one in your garage before they really are gone for good.