October 31, 2013

The new Ducati UK 899 Panigale arrives in UK dealerships @ £12,495

After recently making a spectacular UK debut at Brands Hatch, the 899 Panigale can now be seen for the first time at dealerships throughout the UK. Dealers will each take delivery of a demonstrator and the first customer bikes will arrive soon after.

Ducati is passionately committed
to further development of the Panigale concept both on the track and on the street and the 899 represents a 'Supermid' version intended to be a method of entry into the world of premium performance. With carefully designed rider-friendly features,  like  increased  seat  cushioning  and shorter final drive gearing for enhanced mid-range rideability, the new model achieves a successful mix of authentic Italian performance with everyday usability thereby offering the very best of both worlds in absolute style.

The innovative 'monocoque' frame solution and the new 899 'Superquadro' L-twin engine uses race-derived electronics to continue the 'bred for the track and trained for the road' mentality. With the click of a button, Ducati's Riding Mode concept delivers performance with enhanced rider confidence by combining a number of class-leading technologies. The latest-generation sports ABS system, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Quick-Shift (DQS), Ducati's race-derived Engine Brake Control (EBC) and Ride-by-Wire (RbW) are now all programmed into seamless, electronic rider assistance.

Its brand new Superquadro engine features a revised bore and stroke for a broad power delivery, producing 148 hp (109 kw) with a torque of 73 lb-ft (10.1 kgm). The super-smooth power unit continues to be a fully stressed member of the innovative Panigale monocoque construction, achieving both an outstanding power-to-weight ratio and ride-enhancing agility with a dry weight of 169 kg (372.5 lb).

The 899 Panigale will be priced at £12,495 and available in traditional Ducati red with black wheels or a stunning arctic white with red wheels. A TriOptions package is currently available at £139 per month with a deposit of 25 per cent over a term of 37 months and an APR of 5.7 per cent.


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