Pocher Ducati 1299 Panigale S Model
Pocher – an Italy-based model kit company that’s been around since 1966 – is known for releasing 1:8-scale kits of famed cars like Lamborghini, Porsche and Ferrari.
But for the first-time ever, Pocher has created a motorcycle model kit – a 1:4 scale Ducati 1299 Panigale S. The Ducati model kit features 1,055 parts created from die-cast metal, plastic and rubber.
Most of the Pocher Ducati kit requires just some simple tightening of screws, and the wheels, chain, front and rear suspension, and brake and clutch levers are all functional. The Porcher Ducati 1299 model kit measures 20.4” x 7.9” x 10.9”, and weighs 11 pounds.
This new Pocher Ducati model of the 205-horsepower 1299 S will be available in specialized stores from the end of December in all Asian countries and, starting in January, in Europe. For Americans, the model can also be purchased on the Pocher website and at Ducati dealerships.
The Ducati 1299 Panigale arrived on the scene for 2015 with more power and less weight than the 1199 it replaces. How much? Try 205 horsepower at 10,500 rpm and, more impressively, just over 106 ft/lbs of torque at 8750 rpm.
And all of this power is wrapped inside a motorcycle that weighs 367 lbs. dry (both base and S models). Compared to the 1199, the 1299 makes 10 extra horsepower and over eight additional ft/lbs of torque.
The 1299’s chassis has evolved for better agility and rear-tire traction, and the bike receives the latest in Ducati electronics, including Cornering ABS and Ducati Quick Shift that also functions for downshifts.