195bhp. 1,199cc. 112mm pistons. 60.8mm stroke. Chain/gear driven cams. This is the engine that powers the Ducati 1199 Panigale, the most powerful production v-twin ever.
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We’ve covered the Ducati 1199 Panigale extensively. From engine analysis, to how it stacks up against the competition, to the sound, now that we’ve seen the Panigale in person, it’s obvious that the Panigale is the return to form we’ve … Continued