There has always been something about the sound and feel of a big Ducati V-Twin. From the 851 to the current Panigale, the company has long been a builder of V-Twin sport bikes. Times do change. Ducati has released the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition. This latest motorcycle is called the Final because it will be the last Super Bike using the V-Twin engine. It’s replacement will be a V-4.
The Final has a V-Twin engine that is a detuned version of the Superleggera’s, making 209hp at 11,000 rpm and a pavement twisting 104.8 lb-ft of torque at 9,000rpm. It shares its chassis and suspension with the Panigale R. It has a lighter crankshaft, titanium connecting rods, and tungsten balancing pads. With a dual high mount Akrapovic titanium exhuast, the new Panigale tips the scales at just under 400lbs (179kg).
500 examples are planned, all with the tricolor red, white, green Italian theme. Ducati may make more if the demand is there. While US pricing has not been announced yet, plan to have at least $50,000 to blow. Watch below to see the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition in action.