Following the debut of the new 899 Panigale during Audi‘s presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ducati held a separate, smaller press conference with the motorcycle press at its headquarters in Bologna, Italy, to discuss the new “Supermid” sportbike and the company’s Chief Executive Officer Claudio Domenicali discussed the state of the company after a […]
A Peek Inside The Ducati World Superbike 1199 Panigale + Video
When Ducati introduced the 1199 Panigale, it announced it would take an entire racing season to develop its World Superbike challenger before entering it into competition. Being a new design for Ducati, where the Superquadro engine is the main stressed member of the chassis, meant a significant amount of testing was required to prepare the bike for battle. In this video, former racer, and now TV commentator, Steve Martin, explains a few nuances of the 1199.
Without its bodywork, you can see just how tightly packaged everything is inside the Ducati. The Panigales have shown good form this year, as pilots Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano have been fighting near the sharp end of the field. So what does it take to improve the bike and battle for wins? Let Martin tell you.