2013 Ducati 1199 WallpaperWhen the Ducati 1199 Panigale was released for 2012, the bike quickly became the most discussed sportbike on the market.Why? Ducati was going against tradition, the 1199 lacking the trellis frame the Italian manufacturer is known for. Instead, the 1199 uses an aluminum monocoque frame that uses the engine as a stress member.And the engine, the Superquadro, named due to is massively over-square bore and stroke, was also an all-new design, though still a 90-degree L-Twin with the desmodromic valve system.The 2012 model was available as a standard, an S model with Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) and other upgrades, and the S Tricolore. Besides the S Tricolore color scheme, the standard and S models were only availble in one color – Ducati Red.But Ducati changed that for the 2013 model, which arrives as a carryover. The 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale standard and S models are also available in Arctic White, along with the usual red.Attached above is wallpaper highlighting the studio shots of the 2013 Ducati 1199. For a preview of the superbike, click here.Click motorcycle thumbnail to expand. Right click motorcycle wallpaper to download.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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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.
From all of here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!