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2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike First Ride Photo Gallery

See photos of the new Ducati 1199 Panigale in action as we test ride it in the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike First Ride.

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The 1199 Panigale offers very neutral and linear feeling handling. It steers with much less effort than previous models.
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As always the Ducati serves up a high-level of feel and mid-corner stability.
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The brakes are not only stronger but easier to use. Anti-lock is now an option as well although we didn’t lap fast enough to experience intervention.
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The 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale comes standard with traction control, engine brake control, adjustable engine power modes and a quick-shifter.
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The rear suspension does a fine job of putting power to the pavement.
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The Ducati 1199 Panigale continues to employ a single sided swingarm.
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The ergonomics and rider interface is one area of significant improvement
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New M50 Brembo monobloc calipers offer more stopping power without being overly sensitive feeling at the lever.
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The S model comes with electronically adjustable Ohlins suspension.
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2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike
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The '12 Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike makes use of LED lighting.
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The traditional under tail exhaust is relocated to the bottom of the motorcycle for enhanced center of gravity and weight distribution.
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2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike