The Superbike 1199 Panigale received plenty of attention and accolades as soon as it debuted at the 2011 EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan. In fact, there’s no arguing that 2012 is the “year of the Panigale.” This high-tech model from Italian bike manufacturer Ducati earned the “Best Bike of the Show” award.
Since its launch, it had established new benchmarks in the motorcycle industry and received more than 30 major international acknowledgements and awards from the highly esteemed motorcycle publications and major lifestyle titles. Even when the motorcycle market has been declining, the 1199 Panigale has done very well in the showroom, just as it has on the road and track, with more than 7,500 motorcycles sold in 2012.
In addition, the sales performance acknowledges the energy and resources that Ducati has given for the continuous research and development of new product. With this approach, it has later enabled the company to attain record commercial and financial results in 2012. Ducati isn’t daunted by the challenging market and sluggish world economy as it persistently expands and boosts its market share, output and sales volumes.
This is evidence of how secure the company is in offering an improved structure and organisation for the future years with more confidence. The 1199 Panigale is designed for the track and trained for the streets.
It uses the most advanced, most powerful twin-cylinder production engine and is considered an integral part of an innovative monocoque chassis that merge to offer an amazing 195hp from 164kg (361.5lb). With this motorcycle, Ducati was able to achieve the highest production motorcycle power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios in the world.