Ducati unveiled its latest superbike, the 1199 Panigale at the EICMA 69th International Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy. The Ducati 1199 Panigale has been awarded the title “Most Beautiful Bike of Show” by receiving 53.4% votes given by 13,800 visitors. The bike won by a large margin with the MV Agusta F3 coming in second with just 17% votes and the Husqvarna Nuda 900R coming in third with 3% votes. The 1199 has bee designed and built in Borgo Panigale, Bologna and has the most powerful twin-cylinder production engine on the planet with an innovative monocoque chassis to deliver 195 hp of power from a 164 kg body.
With such a powerful engine, the Ducati 1199 Panigale has the highest power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios for a production motorcycle in the world. The bike is fully loaded with tech including ABS system, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES), Ducati Quick-Shift (DQS), Ducati’s new race-derived Engine Brake Control (EBC) and Ride-by-Wire (RbW). The Italian automaker has launched three versions of its latest – 1199 Panigale, 1199 ￼￼￼Panigale S and flagship 1199 Panigale S Tricolore.