2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale – Worlds Wildest Superbike in 300 Photos!

When it comes to luxury products worldwide, there are two king countries: France and Italy.

But in the world of mechanical perfection, thrilling speed and racing glory, Italy obviously trumps France in almost every realm. Small volumes, extreme passion, engineering focus all help to deliver a quicker pulse, guaranteed.

Ducati is the latest masterpiece to wear this two-wheeled-Ferrari crown thanks to the race-fast 1299 Panigale, plus its two bad-ass siblings, the 899 Panigale and 1299 Panigale S. With pricing from $25,000 for the Panigale S, there is no better way to enter the Italian mechanical exotica club than this new bike.

Changes versus the 1199 Panigale include a new adaptive damper system by Ohlins, all-LED lighting, and a huge jump in torque across the rev band.

205-horsepower will definitely come on strong, so we’ve also included the official accessories gallery to carbon-fiber bike mods and the full track clothing package: from underwear to reinforced-knee leather suits.

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2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale

2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale S

Technical specification




Superquadro L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled





Bore x Stroke



Compression ratio



150.8 kW (205 hp) @ 11,500 rpm
136,2 Nm (100.5 lb-ft) @ 10,250 rpm


Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.


Fuel injection

Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.



2-1-2 full titanium system with stainless steel exhaust headers, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin titanium mufflers with carbon fibre end caps





6 speed with DQS Ducati Quick Shift up/down


Primary drive

Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.77:1



1=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24


Final drive

Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 41



Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control





Monocoque Aluminium


Front suspension

Öhlins NIX30 43mm with TiN, fully adjustable usd fork.


Front wheel

3-spoke forged light alloy 3.50″ x 17″


Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP


Rear suspension

Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Adjustable linkage: Progressive/flat. Aluminium single-sided swingarm with adjustable pivot


Rear wheel

3 spoke forged light alloy 6.00″ x 17″


Rear tyre

200/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP


Front wheel travel

120mm (4.72in)


Rear wheel travel

130mm (5.12in)


Front brake

2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M50- 4piston callipers with cornering ABS as standard equipment


Rear brake

245mm disc, 2-piston caliper with cornering ABS as standard equipment



Colour TFT Display


2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale S

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Dimensions and weight


Dry weight

162kg (357lb)



Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.


Wet weight (KERB)

184kg (406lb)



Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).


Seat height

830mm (32.68in)



1442mm (56.77in)






96mm (3.78in)


Fuel tank capacity
17l – 4.5 gallon (US)

Number of seats

Single seat




Standard Equipment

Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS, DTC, DQS up/down, DWC, EBC, Fully RbW, DDA+ with GPS and lean angle acquisition, Auto tyre calibration. Titanium connecting rods and valves, balanced crankshaft. Lithium-ion battery. Auxiliary adjustment buttons.





24 months unlimited mileage


Maintenance service intervals

12.000 km (7,500m) /12 months


Valve clearance check

24.000km (15,000m)


Emissions and Consumption


Euro 3 (Europe) – USA: follows the US Federal Regulation




2015 Ducati Panigale Accessories

2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale Apparel


About The Author

Tom Burkart is the founder and managing editor of Car-Revs-Daily.com, an innovative and rapidly expanding automotive news magazine. He holds a Journalism JBA degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Tom currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his two amazing dogs, Drake and Tank. Mr. Burkart is available for all questions and concerns by email Tom(at)car-revs-daily.com.