Described as a “supermid” version of the Ducati 1199 Panigale, the new 899 Panigale is a beauty. It introduces a few excellent new features without dismissing its heritage, and we really like that. The bike boasts a lighter body and a 148-hp, 73 lb-ft new engine called Superquadro.
On the list of goodies that have been kept from the older model are the Ride-by-Wire technology, Engine Brake Control, Ducati Quick Shift, Ducati Traction Control andtriple stage ABS. Motorcycle enthusiasts will be able to purchase the new 899 Panigale starting next month for$14,995 (the starting price). They will have the possibility to choose between the Arctic White version with red wheels, and the Ducati Red variant with black wheels.