2012 Ducati 1199 WallpaperFor 2012, Ducati offers an entirely new superbike built on a non-trellis style frame, the 1199 Panigale. The Panigale, pronounce “Pan-ee-gah-lee,” replaces the 1198 for 2012, and is offered in the standard version, the S (shown above) and the Tricolore.
The new Italian superbike features a 195-horsepower “Superquadro” L-Twin desmo engine that offers three rider modes and eight levels of traction control.The 1199 is built on a new Monocoque frame that allowed Ducati engineers to shave 22 lbs. from the 1199 superbike, the machine weighing in at 414 lbs. wet (standard, S).The 1199 S, which is highlighted above as wallpaper, is further enhanced with front and rear Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) built by Ohlins. This suspension system utilizes 43mm Ohlins NIX30 forks and an Ohlins TTX36 rear unit, which are both electronically adjustable in compression and rebound, while spring pre-load is manual.ABS is also optional on the S model, which has an MSRP of $22,995 ($23,995 with ABS).For a preview of the 1199, click here.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena goes to the Yamaha MT-10 launch. I have to say, the R1-derived MT-10 is one of my all time favorite street bikes. It’s the perfect balance of instant, usable power, crammed into an agile yet stable chassis. All that is built into an incredibly easy-to-ride package. And I’m not even going to mention it’s ability to wheelie… The latest MT-10 has had some upgrades, so I’m very curious to hear what Nic thinks.
For our second segment this week I chat with Paul Jayson—aka The Motorcycle Broker. Paul has been restoring, collecting, and selling investment grade motorcycles and cars for several decades, and his knowledge and passion for the art of motorcycling seems pretty much unrivaled.
Paul’s quest for total authenticity and insistence on a breathtaking level of detail is incredible. Actually, one of his restorations—a classic MV Agusta—won recently at Salon Privé.
Paul’s take on how the motorcycle market developed globally, and where it’s going, I found fascinating. You can visit Paul’s website at TheMotorcycleBroker.co.uk.
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