With Ducati continuing the tease of the new 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike yesterday with the release of a video ahead of the formal launch in November in Milan, Ducatisti were naturally keen to get more info about the new Ducati model that will emphasize performance above all like no model before it. For instance how much power will it make and what will it weigh?
We have the answer care of the North American Ducati Dealer Conference in Miami where the 1199 was shown under the strictest secrecy. One attendee spilled the beans on weight and horsepower, albeit briefly. Pro Italia in a Facebook status update indicated in the simplest possible way that the new Superbike will produce 195bhp whilst weighing in at 395lb.
Given that the current Ducati 1198SP weighs 370lb, we will assume that the 395 is a wet weight which makes the 1199 exactly what it promised to be – light and mighty powerful care of a short stroke engine that allows for more revs and thus more power. Ducati News Today ran across the posting and thinking it was hardly going to last grabbed a screenshot. Sure enough the information was deleted soon afterwards. If you weren’t already excited before about the model that Ducati hope will dominate the 2013 World Superbike series after kicking butt next year in the FIM Superstock Championship, you should be now.
Source: Pro Italia