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Ducati Introduces 1299 Panigale S Anniversario – Stoner Rides It

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At World Ducati Week, this past weekend, Ducati rolled out a limited production 1299 Panigale S Anniversario, primarily a graphics treatment to the existing Panigale 1299 S. Casey Stoner took some laps on the bike, and you can see a video of him riding it below.

Much of Ducati’s focus this weekend was Jorge Lorenzo, the current MotoGP champion who will join the Ducati Factory Team next year. Casey Stoner, himself a double-MotoGP champ and current Ducati MotoGP test rider, said he is looking forward to working with Lorenzo closely, and helping develop a winning motorcycle platform for him.

Have a look at the beautiful new sport bike from Ducati, and take a look at the video of Stoner below.

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29 Comments

  1. Neil says:

    Utterly useless on the street. I can actually ride my CB500F and either short shift or wind it out and get into the heart of the motor. My brother has a Ducati and every time you open it up you are beyond illegal.

  2. Auphliam says:

    Just a different graphics package, but it does wonders for the look of the bike, IMO. Same with the similar package applied recently to the Pikes Peak Multi. Shame its only those limited production models getting the treatment. I think they would do well to allow it as a regular option.

  3. WJF says:

    look at those chicken strips….Casey should be ashamed

    • Vega says:

      This WHOLE bike is a CHICKEN, the way I see it…

      Ducati had to pump-up the displacement to 1,300 freaking cc’s to compete with the likes of S1000RRs and RSV4s…
      In my view, 1,000cc 4s should be raced with 1,100cc Twins, NOT 1,300s or 1,200s…
      That’s a “BIG TWIN” they’ve got there! Since when Ducati became a CHICKEN? Remember Ducati 996s? They’d often put a four cylinder Jap Rocket to shame, same about 1098… But now they’re kinda CHEATING, really!
      P.S Don’t get me wrong, I’d prefer a V-Twin over inline-4 any day…

      • Will Parker says:

        I agree, it getting ridiculous. Next Ducati will keep bumping displacement til its a 1999 or something. How about a 1000 limit in WSBK across the board? Then Ducati would be forced to release a V-4 1000 to compete..just like MotoGP..

      • Curly says:

        The Ducati twins in WSBK are “only” 1199s. As long as they don’t win all the time I really don’t care how big they are. Restrict them to 1000cc and then there wouldn’t be any Ducati twins in WSBK which would be sad. I’d rather see Superbike at 800cc fours, 900cc triples and 1000cc twins and drop Supersport to just 750cc twins but that won’t happen either.

        That Anniversary S is a beauty even if I’ll never put a leg over one.

        • Vega says:

          You’re right, Curly… The 30 Grand Panigale “R” is STILL 1,200cc… I thought Ducati is now going to race these 1.3 Liters in WSBK… Thanks heavens! But WSBK might allow that Jumbo Twin in near future, who knows! I mean, it was Ducati that made (or pushed) WSBK to increase V-Twin limit from 1000 to 1100 and then 1200…
          With that being said, I don’t want Ducati to go V4… EBR 1190RX is gone, so is KTM RC8R and RSVs… So, I’m glad that Ducati is still committed to V-Twins, but this yearly displacement hike is rather ridiculous!
          Oh, and I’d also never throw my leg over one! I prefer MONSTERS! Comfy and WAY cooler than a Rocket…

          • Will Parker says:

            How about V-4 for racing and twin for the streets? The L twin is Ducati’s
            Heritage, not likely going anywhere. It does seem like cheating though, nobody forced them to race a bike with only two cylinders…

      • skortch says:

        The 916-998 generation of Ducati superbikes raced against competing 750cc inlines and V-4s. There has (almost) always been a displacement advantage for twins, going back to at least Raymond Roche and Doug Polen dominating the World Superbike class and continuing on through Carl Fogarty etc.

        There was a 5 year period a decade or so ago when 1000cc was the displacement limit, regardless of number of cylinders. Interestingly enough, Ducati still won the championship 3 out of those 5 years.

        • Will Parker says:

          I like Ducati, in all fairness the WSBK rules were a bit skewed in their favor..I remember Ducati fielding Eric Bostrom and getting stomped by the new inline- 4’s…

      • Fred_M says:

        The whole idea of displacement limits is stupid. Set limits based on displacement multiplied by maximum RPM. I don’t care if you make 230 hp by spinning a low displacement engine very fast or a very large displacement engine slowly. Let the engineering determine what engine configuration is optimum.

  4. VForce says:

    Somehow the EVO TC system introduced for this bike was completely ignored. Check out Asphalt and Rubber for the real story.

    Clearly Ducatisti still love Stoner, because Chaz is the one that should have got some publicity for his development of the Panigale in WSBK.

  5. Gutterslob says:

    Kinda weird seeing a Duc with Akra instead or Termi pipes. Pretty bike nonetheless.

  6. falcodoug says:

    Beautiful machine it is.

  7. Provologna says:

    This bike might compete w/the umbrella holders at SB races…

    …No, scratch that.

  8. Austin ZZR 1200 says:

    Special edition to add to my collection of bikes, hooray!

    -1%er

  9. Vega says:

    Yes, a Panigale with a new “Paint Job”…
    I’m surprised you didn’t mention a word about the leaked and re-borned Ducati Supersports… That’s WAY BIGGER news than this “Special Edition” Panigale…
    Details are scant at the moment but it looks like a Monster with Panigale fairings…
    Can’t wait to see the end product…!

  10. Jeremy in TX says:

    Purty!

  11. DucDynasty says:

    Oh man! She’s a beauty.