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2014 Ducati 899 Panigale Comparison Photo Gallery

Check out photos and images of Ducati’s 899 Panigale in action from the track during the 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale Comparison.

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2014 Light-Heavyweight Torque Chart.
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2014 Light-Heavyweight Horsepower Chart.
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The 899 Panigale comes equipped from the factory with an electronic quickshifter. And it’s needed in an effort to keep the Ducati’s top-end biased engine on the pipe.
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2014 Ducati 899 Panigale - $14,998
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The Ducati’s electronics function well and we appreciate the steady improvements its making to its traction control.
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The Ducati’s braking hardware worked well and felt similar to the set-up employed on the MV. It was however rated one position behind the Ninja.
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2014 Ducati 899 Panigale - $14,998
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The 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale is eligible for competition in U.S. based club racing organizations in the heavyweight class.
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The 899’s chassis is not only nimble but very accurate going exactly where the rider points it.
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Feel mid-corner was a strong point for the 899 Panigale.
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It’s been a while since we’ve ridden a new Ducati that’s been this competitive out of the box with it quick laps during Superpole.
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The Ducati’s narrow powerband necessitates an aggressive riding style in order to keep the engine high in the revs where it accelerates the best.
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Despite cranking out the most torque the Ducati’s engine didn’t feel as peppy as the MV’s.
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Pridmore was impressed by the Ducati’s overall package posting highly competitive lap times on it.
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The Ducati’s cockpit was well-received but didn’t rank as highly as the more traditional set-up of the Ninja or GSX-R.