One of the highlights of Ducati new models launches 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 with race-specific features. The 1199 R has a light weight of 367.3 lbs with ABS, a three-percent increase in power over the S model, a four-point adjustable swingarm, a full Termignoni exhaust system and dedicated ECU, and a host of carbon-fiber bits, among other things.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.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.