Last week Ducati hosted the worldwide launch of its new 899 Panigale sportbike. Positioned underneath its more powerful (and expensive) 1199 Panigale, the 899 is designed as an affordable alternative. Curious on what it’s like to ride? Check out the 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale First Ride Video
to see our riding impressions from the track. Also take a peek at the 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale Flying Lap Video
for a first-person view of what it’s like to burn a lap at Imola, one of the world’s most historic and prestigious racetracks.
Ducati hauled out its MotoGP hospitality unit to the Imola circuit in a show of force for the launch of its 899 Panigale.
A mysterious guest prepares to greet journalists at the launch of Ducati’s 899 Panigale in Italy.
Motorcycle press eagerly capture photos of the mysterious 899 Panigale rider inside its MotoGP hospitality in Imola.
Ta-da. The mysterious guest is none other than the mischievous four-time World Superbike champ Carl Fogarty.
Andrea Forni, Ducati’s Research and Design director introduces the 899 Panigale inside its MotoGP hospitality.
A few parts from the Panigale 899 including its steel fuel cell, Sachs shock and aluminum monocoque main frame.
Marco Sairu is in charge of engineering Ducati’s signature L-Twin engine’s. He works out of the company’s headquarters in Bologna, Italy.
YouTube celebrity and die-hard motorcycle riding enthusiast Jamie Robinson takes a iPhone photo of Ducati’s new 898cc L-Twin engine.