Clymer Manuals took an up-close look at the new Ducati 1199 Panigale at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Show. Reno’s PowerSports KC had brought the new bike, which has a starting price of $18,995, just to display, it was not entered in the show judging.
Ducati introduced the 1199 Panigale at the 2011 Milan Motorcycle Show as the next evolution of their L-twin superbikes. The name comes from the small town of Borgo Panigale, where there company does some manufacturing, and the bike is available in 1199cc and a smaller 899cc displacement. This ultimate Ducati twin made nearly 200 horsepower, and weighed just 362 lbs, according to the factory. For the 2015 model year displacement was increased to 1299cc, and power to 205 horses.
You can read more about the Ducati 1199 Panigale on WIKIPEDIA.
Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport. The show was packed with classic vintage and antique motorcycles including British, German, Japanese, Italian, and American makes, all on display. Manufacturers represented include Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Harley Davidson, Vincent, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Brough Superior, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Puch, Lambretta, MV Augusta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi, AJS and more. There were 100% perfect restorations, well worn bikes daily riders, full-on customs, cafe racers, choppers, bobbers, dirt bikes, road racers – any type or style of motorcycle you could image. Also on display were vintage propeller driven passenger planes, including a Douglas DC-3, a Martin 404, and right outside the hangar was a 1958 Lockheed Super Constellation.
Unfortunately, Clymer doesn’t offer a manual for this next generation Ducati L-twin, but you can get the Clymer manual for the early Ducati 160-450cc Singles, and our sister company Haynes makes one for the later air-cooled 1991-2005 Ducati 600-900 2-valve Twins, or the 1994-2001 Ducati 748-996 4-valve Twins.