Ducati Unveils the 899 Panigale
Not one to let the car manufacturers have all the fun, Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has unveiled the brand new 899 Panigale. A serious performance bike in the same vein as the Ducati 1199, albeit at a more accessible price point, the 899 uses a detuned version of the Superquado engine used in the 1199. In the 899, the detuned engine is good for 148 horsepower and 73 lb-ft of torque. Aside from the difference in horsepower, the 899 retains many of the performance features of its bigger brother including Ducati Quick Shift, traction control, electronic throttle control and engine brake control. The Ducati 899 will be available for purchase next year through official Ducati dealers.