The beast with 209 hp, 190 kg and 50,300 US dollars code name DUCATI 1299 PANIGALE R FINAL EDITION! The last Panigale and the last V2 Superbike before the new V4 engine era. Although this is not officially confirmed from Ducati, the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition should be their latest superbike model with V2 engine.
Although this is not officially confirmed from Ducati, the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition should be their latest superbike model with V2 engine. It is to be expected that this autumn will be presented a completely new road bike with the V4 aggregate, whose race version from should also feature in the 2019 Superbike Championship.
In terms of constituent components Final Edition is halfway from the standard Panigale R (the unit of 1,198 cc) and precious carbon model 1299 Superleggera. From Superleggera, only a small V2 aggregate of 1.285 cc is taken in small details different, with the fact that instead of 215 declares 209 hp is the result of a new power measurement method. As with Superleggere, the whole story ends with the double Akrapovič exhaust system in the style of the factory motorcycle for the Superbike championship.
The biggest difference compared to Superlegger is that the Final Edition does not have a carbon monocoque, rear fork and wheels. Instead it has a lightweight aluminum monocoque that is shared with the standard Panigale R, just like the Öhlins suspension. The Tricolore combination of colors is similar to that used by factory Ducati drivers on the Superbike weekend at Laguna Seca, where the Final Edition is presented.
With the declared 190 kg, 1299 Panigale R Final Edition is 12 kg heavier than the Superleggera. Similarly, while Superleggera production is limited to 500 pieces, the Final Edition models will be produced as long as they are of interest, each copy having its own serial number, and the big price will ensure that this number is not too large (only three digits are foreseen at the top bridge). Basically, 1299 Panigale R Final Edition can be yours for 50,300 US dollars, which is still, believe it or not, half the sum of what you would have to count for the 1299 Superleggera model.