Stylish, powerful, and sleek, the 1299 Panigale S is the epitome of a Ducati bike. But unlike other models released by the company, this beautifully designed motorcycle has a special meaning. This year, Italian icon Ducati celebrates its 90th anniversary and the company marks the milestone in style by releasing a limited-edition bike, the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario.
The already powerful model has been enhanced both in terms of performance and design. It comes with a world-exclusive Ohlins Smart EC semi-active suspension system, Bosch Cornering ABS, lightweight carbon fiber mudguard, Ducati Wheelie Control, Ducati Traction Control, and a 1,285cc V-twin engine with 205-horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. Aluminum steering-head inserts and a triple clamp give the chassis an appearance reminiscent of the Panigale R. The golden wheels add a refined accent to the design, while the red, white, and black color palette is inspired by the company’s racing bikes. One of a kind and simply gorgeous, the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario is a must-have for collectors and admirers of the Italian brand. Only 500 units will be made, each with a unique number etched on the triple clamp, and they’ll be available later this month. Images courtesy of Ducati.