One of the most exclusive motorcycles from Ducati, the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario Limited Edition has landed in India. The reason, one individual in Pune ordered the same. Mayur Sakpal grabbed the keys of this beast at a specially organized event at the Ducati Pune dealership.
Mayur took the keys in present of his wife and child. Also present were Ducati Pune officials, Mayur’s friends and family members. Launched earlier this year in July, this bike is also the most expensive motorcycle sold by Ducati in India. Though exact price is not revealed, we believe it costs in the range of INR 55 lakh.
Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario Limited Edition gets the same engine with bigger bore size (116mm – 4mm hike) while stroke is unaltered (60.8mm). So the 1285cc engine produces 10 hp more, 205 hp max power at 10,500 rpm, while peak torque is bumped by 10 percent.
Ducati has made some tweaks to 1299 Panigale S Anniversario chassis to offer better handling and traction. Rake angle is made steeper at 24 degrees, consequentially caster trail is shortened from 100mm to 96mm. Swingarm pivot is lowered by 4mm for better traction.
On suspension front, new Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario Edition gets upgraded Ohlins suspension, with Smart EC semi-active suspension system. It has an event-based control system that equips stepper motors on TTX shock and NIX-30 fork to actively tune shock setup based on commands from the motorcycle’s varied ECUs.
Electronics kit in Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario Edition includes an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) as part of new 8-level anti-wheelie system that is named Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC). It works with Bosch 9.1MP ECU for cornering ABS. The IMU has a three-axis accelerometer to calculate the motorcycle’s roll and pitch. The bike’s lean angle information is now displayed on the LCD instrument cluster. The sport bike’s Race, Sport and Wet riding modes are retained. Ducati Quick Shifter now works on downshifts as well as upshifts. 1299 S gets additional switches on handlebar to make changes to DTC, DWC and EBC on the track.