Buyers Guide 2016 Ducati 1299 Panigale S | Buyer's Guide

2016 Ducati 1299 Panigale S | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Ducati 1299 Panigale S

2016 Ducati Superbike 1299 Panigale S | Buyer's Guide
2016 Ducati Superbike 1299 Panigale S

Pumping out 205 horses and a monstrous 107 ft/lbs of torque, the 2016 Ducati 1299 Panigale S demands your full attention. The good news is, the Panigale S is also willing to look after you.

The electronics package on the 1299 Panigale S rivals that of a World Superbike, with the Bosch Inertial Platform running things. The BIP features an Inertial Measurement Unit that keeps tabs on the Panigale S’s lean angle, as well as its fore and aft pitch.

This information allows the ABS, wheelie control and Öhlins Smart EC suspension to work as computer-smart as possible, allowing the rider to reach his ultimate potential. The ability of data acquistion means that you can fine-tune the performance and behavior of the Panigale S to professional levels of accuracy.

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2016 Ducati 1299 Panigale S Specs:


  • Type: Superquadro L-twin, 4 valves per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
  • Bore x stroke: 116 x 60.8mm
  • Displacement: 1285cc
  • Compression ratio: 12.6:1
  • Maximum power: 205 horsepower @ 10,500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 107 ft/lbs @ 8750 rpm
  • Fuel injection: Twin injectors per cylinder; full Ride-by-Wire; elliptical throttle bodies.
  • Exhaust: 2-1-2 system w/ catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers w/ aluminum end caps.
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/ Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) and straight cut gears
  • Final drive: Chain; 15/39
  • Clutch: Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate hydraulic clutch


  • Frame: Monocoque aluminum
  • Front suspension: Fully adjustable inverted Öhlins NIX30 forks w/ semi-active mode; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Fully adjustable Öhlins TTX36 shock w/ semi-active mode; 5.1 inches of travel
  • Front wheel: Forged alloy 3-spoke; 3.50″ x 17″
  • Rear wheel: Forged alloy 3-spoke; 6.00″ x 17″
  • Front tire: Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP, 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear tire: Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP, 200/55 ZR17
  • Front brakes: Twin 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monoblock M50 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
  • ABS: Standard w/ cornering ABS


  • Wheelbase: 56.6 inches
  • Rake: 24 degrees
  • Trail: 3.8 inches
  • Seat height: 32.7 inches
  • Fuel tank capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Curb weight: 420 pounds
  • Warranty: 24 months, unlimited mileage

2016 Ducati 1299 Panigale S Color:

  • Red

2016 Ducati 1299 Panigale S MSRP:

  • Price $25,495

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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