Ducati 1199 Panigale R | Spies & Hayden COTA Photo Gallery

Nicky Hayden and Ben Spies aboard Ducati 1199 Panigale R at COTA

Ducati 1199 Panigale R Hayden & Spies Wallpaper

To help launch the Ducati 1199 Panigale R at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, the Italian manufacturer brought invited two of the USA’s favorite MotoGP racers – Nicky Hayden and Ben Spies.

Hayden, a Ducati Team GP13 Desmosedici rider, and Spies, a Pramac Ignite Ducati GP13 rider, were both at COTA to put in some laps aboard the 1199 R at the 20-turn, 3.46-mile track that will host round 2 of the 2013 MotoGP Championship April 19-21.

The Ducati Panigale 1199 R is new for 2013, a superbike improved upon by Ducati Corse for homologation in World Superbike.

The 1199 R is basically an “S” model with a host of race-specific enhancements, highlighted by a light weight of 367.3 lbs. (with ABS), a three-percent increase in power, and a four-point adjustable swingarm.

Attached above is a video gallery of Hayden and Spies aboard the 1199 R, which also makes for great wallpaper.  For a preview of the bike, click here.

For wallpaper use, right click image