Who’s most qualified to review the Ducati 1199 Panigale S? A racer? A journalist? How about the guy who departed on a 15,000-mile, seven-month, coast-to-coast (and back) road trip the day he bought one? Over to you, Dennis. — Ed.
Last week, we brought you photos of F1 champ Michael Schumacher aboard the Ducati 1199, now here’s video. Schumi is joined by John McGuinness, Randy Mamola and Keith Flint.
With both Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini onboard, we get the feeling this is a sound you’re going to be hearing a lot of in SBK next year. The RS13 is the official, factory racing version of the Ducati 1199 … Continued
At a wet, cold Paul Ricard Circuit last week, F1 legend Michael Schumacher hopped on the new Ducati 1199 Panigale. Joining him on track were John McGuinness, Randy Mamola, Moto2 rider Pol Espargaro and endurance racer Keith Flint. It was … Continued
So Jamie calls me one day and is all, “We’ve got an 1199 for a couple days, but it’s raining!” You’d think and Englishman could deal with that a little better, but I sent him a Butler Motorcycle Map and … Continued
Here, superstock racer Niccolò Canepa rides his Ducati 1199 Panigale around Spain’s Circuito de Jerez. That’s a smooth, flowing fast track, but damn if Canepa and the Ducati don’t make it look short, small and dramatic.
Ducati’s just taken the wraps of the “R” version of its flagship superbike in Milan. There’s no claimed power increase, but Ti con-rods, DLC-coated rocker arms and a lighter flywheel boost max revs from 11,500 to 12,000rpm, ridiculously high for … Continued