And for your kind info, the flagship Superbike of Ducati, the 1199 Panigale, is getting downsized. The machine is likely to be named as "899 Panigale", which is expected to replace the successful 848 Ducati superbike range in a few months. As the 2013 EICMA is getting closer, it's never a surprise for motorcycle enthusiasts as they expect something special from the Italian premium motorcycle manufacturer.
The baby Panigale will be powered by an all new bigger sized four-stroke, 899cc, V-twin engine that had been progressing since two years in the Ducati R&D. The bigger heart will also pump out more horsepower by up to 150 Hp. Presently, the 848 is hearted by a 849.4cc, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine, that delivers a peak power of 140 hp @ 10,500 rpm and peak torque of 98 Nm @ 9,750 rpm.
The 899 Panigale will be cuing many stuffs from its elder brother such as cutting-edge motorcycle technology, anti-lock brakes, traction control, variable riding modes, and a quick shifter. More impressively, the design itself will be resembling the flagship Panigale.
The motorbike will be certainly placed below the 1199 Panigale range and will be in markets in a few months. However, the down-version of the elder Panigale, will be launched in India only after few months after its launch in the European and American markets.
The baby Panigale will replace the existing 848 sports range.
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