Motorcycle Racing News 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale | Quick Look

2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale | Quick Look

2012 Ducati 1199 Superbike

Stunningly revolutionary, the 2012 Superbike 1199 Panigale features what Ducati claims is the most powerful production twin-cylinder motor in a cast aluminum monocoque frame that attaches directly to the Superquadro engine’s cylinder heads.

The features list is seemingly endless, with Ride By Wire, Ducati Electronic Suspension, Ducati Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System 9ME, Engine Brake Control, Ducati Quick Shift, and a Ducati Data Analyzer+.

There are three fully customizable Riding Modes and three Power Modes, ranging from 120 horsepower with smooth throttle response to World Superbike-ready 195 horsepower with direct throttle response.

And the 1199 Panigale is offered in three versions – the standard, the S model and the Tricolore S.

2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Quick Stats:

  • ENGINE TYPE: 4vpc L-twin
  • BORE x STROKE: 112mm x 60.8mm
  • COMP. RATIO: 12.7:1
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • WHEELBASE: 56.6 inches
  • RAKE: 25.5 degrees
  • WET WEIGHT: 414.5 pounds


  • Standard (Red) / $17,995 ($18,995 ABS)
  • S (Red) / $22,995 ($23,995 ABS)
  • Tricolore S / $27,995

For a preview of the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale, including full specs, click here. For a review of the 1199 on the track, click here.

For a look into the entire 2012 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide. Also, if you want stay up to date on the latest in motorcycle news, “Like” Ultimate MotorCycling on Facebook.

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