2013 Ducati Panigale 1199 R Photos/Pics/Wallpaper
One of the highlights of Ducati launches so far in 2013 was the 1199 Panigale R at the new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
With such an exclusive superbike – only 1,000 will produced, with about 250 arriving on US shores – the Austin circuit, which hosted round 2 of the MotoGP Championship in April, was the optimal location for the launch.
To create the 1199 R, Ducati basically took its “S” model, and loaded it race-specific features, such as a light weight of 367.3 lbs with ABS, a three-percent increase in power, a four-point adjustable swingarm, a full Termignoni exhaust system and dedicated ECU, and a host of carbon-fiber bits, among others.
Besides one of the top performers in the Ducati lineup, the 2013 1199 R is also one of the sexiest superbikes to date.
Attached above is a photo gallery of the 2013 Ducati Panigale 1199 R. Each official image and action shot from Circuit of the Americas makes for great wallpaper. To download for wallpaper, simply click on the desired thumbnail, right click and save as desktop background.
For a First Ride Review of the 1199 R from the launch at Circuit of the Americas, which includes video, click here.