Tuesday, September 10

DUCATI REVEALS 899 PANIGALE

DUCATI has unveiled an 899 Panigale at the VW Group Night in Frankfurt, Germany, on the eve of the IAA International Motor Show, which runs from September 12-22
The presentation made by Ducati CEO, Claudio Domenicali, represents a preview of the Italian Manufacturer’s 2014 model range.
The 899 model, intended to provide a new way to access the exclusive world of Ducati Superbikes, is described as a “Supermid” version of the award-winning 1199 Panigale, "designed to provide the thrill of the new generation flagship model with the refined character of an everyday streetbike," says Ducati.
Its brand new Superquadro engine features a revised bore and stroke for a broad power delivery, producing 148hp (109kW) with peak torque of 73lb-ft (99Nm). 
The power unit continues to be a fully stressed member of the Panigale monocoque construction, achieving an excellent power-to-weight ratio and ride-enhancing agility with a dry weight of 169kg.
An 1199 silhouette underlines the family DNA, while the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) and the fully integrated Riding Mode technologies of Ride-by-Wire, triple stage ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Engine Brake Control (EBC) continue the electronic trickery introduced with the new generation Superbike.
The 899 Panigale will be available from late October onwards in traditional Ducati red with black wheels or a stunning arctic white with red wheels.