2014 Ducati 899 Panigale: 112 High-Res Image

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Earlier today, RideApart brought you the first information on and images of the 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale. Now, here’s every high-res photo in existence, including some awesome action shots. Can’t wait to ride this thing next month!

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Make sure you check out all the information and analysis in our article, 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale: First Photos and Specs.

  • kevin

    I’m sure this bike is going to be awesome and all, but am I the only one who thought the 848 Evo was possibly the best looking sportsbike there was and this new 899 just looks like a baby 1199 and isn’t quite as beautiful?

    • http://RideApart.com/ Wes Siler

      Yeah, you are the only one. Ever played Grand Theft Auto and noticed how they’re too cheap to license the design of a Porsche or Corvette or whatever? That’s that the 1098/848 looked like: a generic Japanese superbike shorn of branding. And an outdated one at that. The Panigale finally feel like a special motorcycle again. Bravo, Ducati.

      • kevin

        Not sure how to feel here. Wes, who is someone I admire, actually responded to something I had to say, but shot me down. lol. I suppose I’ll take your word for it. Maybe I’m just not feelin’ the new bike in the pictures and I’ll dig it more in person.

        • Jonathan Berndt

          dont feel bad, be a man and adhere to your own standards! the 1199 has never quite set me on fire either.

      • Damo Von Vinland

        I am probably alone in the fact that I love the 999/749 the most out of their line up.

        Although I am really fond of the current Panigale generation as well.

    • Sam Malapas

      Yeah sorry Kevin, I have the 848 EVO now in arctic white and I love love love how this 899 looks in white. I can’t wait to see it in person and how that new swingarm performs on the track.

    • Mitchel Durnell

      It’s interesting, because the 1098 series of bikes was very aesthetically driven in looks; the 1199 series looks to function as the zenith and the design now follows that. Aprilia did the same thing, their RSV4 threw away any design ID from previous bikes, with function being the number one goal (as compared to the much softer, much more looks oriented RSVR.)

      • http://RideApart.com/ Wes Siler

        It’s a question of design vs styling.

        The 848/1098 was engineered, then had some derivative styling slapped on afterwards.

        The 1199/899 was designed. ie Engineering and looks were considered as one from the beginning, resulting in a cohesive package where function delivers looks and looks deliver function. That’s why it looks 10 years newer than any other bike on the market right now.

  • Loren Andrews

    This is the nicest looking bike I have ever laid my eyes on. It just beats out the 2012 Daytona 675R in my mind.

  • Stephen Mears

    It just occurred to me: The mid-sized ducati sport bikes now have roughly the same displacement as the original Ducati superbikes. I don’t know what that means, but it means something.

    • Dan S

      Agree! Is it so “low rent” to have a 600 or 750cc bike in a manufacturers line up these days? (beyond the Japanese big 4)

      • http://garrett-nelson.tumblr.com/ Garrett Nelson

        They don’t sell. Why would you make a bike in that class?

        • Dan S

          True everyone wants bigger numbers and more power! But realistically I have no need for 150+ hp in a bike (and I don’t believe most people do). Honestly it would rarely if ever see that much power on the street, and I really have no desire for track days or drag racing (this is just me) Plus cheaper insurance for lower displacement is a nice benefit.

          • http://garrett-nelson.tumblr.com/ Garrett Nelson

            It’s not a matter of power as to why people aren’t buying 600 class bike. They got so track focused and expensive, plus a lack of purchasing power for consumers meant that they didn’t/couldn’t spend their money on a 600 class bike. It’s more a mater of economics then performance.

            The 899 is going to sell to people who don’t can’t use the performance of an 1199, want a great Ducati Superbike, and don’t mind that price.

            • Benjamin Reynolds

              I agree, when the liter bike is only 2k more why would you buy the 600? Especially now that liter bikes are about the same size as a 600. If they could bring the price of a 600 back down to 9-10k and keep the liter bikes at 15k I bet 600cc sales would pick up.

    • Benjamin Reynolds

      What it means is they’ve effectively disallowed the 25 and under age group to buy their bikes. No way would my insurance company be happy with a 900cc superbike.

    • http://garrett-nelson.tumblr.com/ Garrett Nelson

      The 848 was about the same size as the Ducati 851. We’ve been there for a while now.

  • Benjamin Reynolds

    I have to say, aesthetically this bike is the best out there right now (except for the 1199 of course). I didn’t know how I felt about that double sided swing arm, but it actually looks pretty good. If I was in the market I would have to consider it, but the accountant in me would probably have me over at the Kawasaki dealer.

  • Ayabe

    Man oh man, this thing is frickin’ hot!

  • MichaelEhrgott

    Beautiful machine. Still too much $$ for me. I want to see the sub $10k Ducati Scrambler.

  • John Pollard

    Any preliminary thoughts on whether it’s worth waiting for an ‘S’ version versus piling in now?

    • Joshua Williams

      They’ll never be an s version man. Itl cost more then the base version or right at the same price I. Which case I’d prefer the base version. sssa magnesium parts all around better looking.

  • Jake

    Not that they care about racing anymore (just see their results), but this bike is further proof because it doesn’t fit into any racing category. Maybe they can get BSB to have another spec bike series for them.

  • pete bloggs

    Looks great but way too expensive