Published on May 8th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition
The last very few 1299 Panigale R Final Editions being delivered to Ducati showrooms and at a price tag of RM170k this very exclusive bike gets even more desirable.
With the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition, Ducati celebrates the twin cylinder engine that marked the history of the Superbike World Championship. From Marco Lucchinelli’s first victory with the 851 in 1988 at the first race in the history of the World Superbike Championship, to 2017 with the victories of Chaz Davies on the Panigale R, the twin cylinder from Borgo Panigale has always been a top performer of the Superbike Championship.
The Final Edition is a truly special bike that pays homage to an engine that has made Ducati history and written some of the most thrilling chapters of the World Superbike Championship. For this reason, they were produced in only 1,299 numbered bikes and each of them is embellished with a certificate of authenticity, sent to the customer, which gives even more value to this milestone between the Bologna-built twin-cylinders.
This built-in-Bologna gem offers unparalleled technology, performance and design. Each 1299 Panigale R Final Edition is a Euro 4 compliant road bike. An offshoot of the 1299 Superleggera engine, the Final Edition Superquadro packs a 209 hp* punch at 11,000 rpm and a torque of 14.5 kgm at 9,000 rpm. It features a lighter crankshaft with a larger crank pin and tungsten balancing pads, while the con-rods, like the intake-exhaust valves, are made of titanium. As on Superbike engines, the two 116 mm diameter pistons have just two segments and slide on steel cylinder liners.
Co-developed with Ducati Corse, the ultra-compact monocoque structure incorporates the airbox and plays a pivotal role in limiting the dry weight of the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition to just 179 kg. The chassis set-up features mechanical Öhlins suspension and a headstock rake of 24°.
Equally sophisticated and light is the complete all-titanium Akrapovič exhaust with high dual silencer (Euro 4 compliant), exactly like the one on the Panigale R that has just ended its participation in the World Superbike championship.
The electronics package features the Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and is equipped with ABS Cornering, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO and Engine Brake Control (EBC). These systems have default settings linked to the selected Riding Mode (Race, Sport and Wet) but can be personalised as desired.
Top-drawer tech content and the tricolour livery ensure the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition is set to gain cult status among the vast community of Ducati twin-cylinder aficionados.