Close on the heels of the global launch of the Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition; the Italian organization has now launched the same in India at Rs 59.18 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). As the name recommends, the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition will be the last Ducati production superbike to have a L-twin motor, before the organization moves to V4 motors. The organization calls it as a ‘celebration of the twin cylinder Ducati Superbike legacy’. The 1299 Panigale R Final Edition wears ‘Ducati’s celebratory livery and furthermore each of the models will have a progressive number that is billeted top yoke. The bike is homage of sorts to Ducati’s superbike custom.
As far as engine and performance goes, needless to say that the bike gets top draw bits. It gets a racing-derived chassis along with a mad Superquadro L-twin motor which displaces 1,285 cc. The motor itself belts out a massive 206.5 bhp and pumps out 142 Nm of peak torque. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, the 1299 Panigale R benefits from a quick shifter along with loads of electronics, for example, ABS (anti-lock brakes), traction control, motor brake control, wheelie control, cornering ABS and the list goes on. The cycle parts too are top draw with Ohlins suspension at both ends, Brembo brakes, Pirelli Diablo SuperCorsa SP tyres, colour TFT display and so on. The engine components, for example, con rods and valves are made of Titanium while the balancer pads are made of Tungsten.
The Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition is a proper collectors’ item and while Ducati has said that the bike won’t be limited in production, you can bet that you will be lucky to see one on the roads.