By Christopher A. Sawyer
Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali launched the 2015 1299 Panigale and Multistrada 1200 in Milan, and showed four versions of the company’s Scrambler. He also previewed the limited edition (500 units) Diavel Titanium sport cruiser. Said Domenicali: “For Ducati, 2015 is a milestone as Ducati enthusiasts will be able to choose from a range more technologically advanced and innovatively designed than ever.”
The 1299 Panigale has a name that is 17 cc too large, as it is powered by a 1285 cc Superquadro engine that produces 200 hp at 10,500 rpm, and 107 lb.-ft. of torque at 8,750 rpm. With a dry weight of 367 lb., Ducati claims it has a record-breaking power-to-weight ratio for a road bike.