Motogenn's Bike of the month - Ducati Panigale 899
Author: Motogenn Date Posted:28 August 2022
The Ducati 899 Panigale is a 898 cc sports bike, released in 2013 as a replacement for the 848.
This bike is famously named after the small manufacturing town of Borgo Panigale in Italy.
It has a 148-horsepower (110 kW) version of the engine in the previously released 1199 Panigale.
The claimed dry weight is 169 kilograms.
The 899 has a conventional two-sided swingarm, which differes to the 1199, which has a single-sided swingarm.
Ducati made the unuusal choice to use a two-sided swingarm because of the substantial upgrades added to the bike. These include electronically adjustable anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic braking control, and a quickshifter.
The 899 topped sales charts for all motorcycles in the UK in December 2013, at a price five times higher than the number two seller, the Honda CBF125...