- Jan 29, 2019
Fastest L-Twin Production Motorcycle
The 2015-17 Ducati Superbike 1299 Panigale presented a major new force in the Superbike class on its release back in 2015. At the time the Panigale 1299 was latest arrival at the Bologna-based firm, with its monstrous 1285 cc Superquadro L2 engine, It raises the standards once again in terms of engine performance and is still to this day the most powerful L2 motor ever released. Thanks to an incredible claimed torque of144.6 Nm at 8,750 rpm, a dry weight of a partly 166.5 kg, a claimed crank maximum power of 205 hp at 10,500 rpm and a record-breaking power-to-weight ratio that puts the 1299 Panigale ahead of all other Superbikes and any Hypercar for that matter, the 1299 Panigale was the new benchmark for ultra-high performance Motorcycles.
Ducati’s and it’s L-Twin has come a long way from it’s late 80s origins in...