85 Year Old Buys Ducati 1199 Panigale

85 Year Old on Panigale

In what should be an inspiration to all of us, an 85 year old Hungarian man has just taken delivery of his new motorcycle, a Ducati 1199 Panigale S.

Mathyas Balint is no stranger to Ducati, after all he already owns a Ducati 1098R.  Apparently Balint took an instant like to the looks of the Panigale after seeing the photos released from the EICMA show in Milan and rushed out to order one.

85 Year Old Loads Ducati Panigale

The ex racer is still old school in many ways – he dislikes ABS since modern brakes are already so much better than the ones he used to contend with back in the day! Mathyas you join 83 year old Isle of Man racer Ted Fenwick on our hero list.

Source: MotoBlog.it via Two Wheels Blog

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8 Responses to “85 Year Old Buys Ducati 1199 Panigale”

  1. That will be me

  2. There’s still time for me to save up then haha

  3. There’s hope for me yet then!

  4. Gives me at least another 30 years on bikes then

  5. The owner at TT is into his 70’s and he still very frequently rides. a few weeks ago riding over 200 miles.

  6. I’ll bet ya he’s really fast too!

  7. Good for him. Saw a bloke in his late 60’s doing a trackday on a Monster. Quite quick he was.
    So there is hope for some of us yet…..

  8. Good for him!!! A old warrior still has the love. Glad his back at 85 can still handle the crotch rocket position