Photos: Underneath the Ducati 1199 Panigale’s Fairings

03/22/2012 @ 10:44 am, by Jensen Beeler20 COMMENTS

We have shown pornography CAD renders of the Ducati 1199 Panigale sans fairings before, and immediately heard office doors around the nation close shut while trousers were ruined. Showing off its frameless chassis design, the Ducati 1199 Panigale is perhaps one of the most intriguing motorcycles to see without its bodywork.

Perhaps losing some the elegance of previous Ducati models when naked, there is very little free room between the Panigale’s 1437mm (56.6in) wheelbase. With the Tetris-style fitting of pieces together into the Panigale’s monocoque frame, there can be little speculation as to why the 1199 features such a large and comprehensive fairing.

That being said, when the Ducati 1199 Panigale is in the buff, it makes for some good art. But just remember: every time you masturbate, God kills a kitten. Please remember the kittens as you click through to the full-size photos after the jump.

Full Resolution Photos of the Ducati 1199 Panigale without Fairings:

Source: Ducati

  • spytech

    Where is the battery? can anyone see where the batt. is.

  • Jake

    Can we lay off the wank jokes? I’d like to continue referring grown-ups to the site.

  • BBQdog

    Ha ha, this really looks a bit ‘italian’ like in the old days, and I don’t mean that as a compliment.

  • MikeD

    FAP Material indeed, LOL.
    Can’t wait to see a baby version. Hehehe…(^_^).

  • WetMan

    It’s fortunate that most future owners will not put too many miles on this thing, because it looks like hell to do any serious maintenance on this contraption. I guess that is why Ducati pushes a 12000 km maintenance interval. They hope it will never come to that…

  • Kevin

    FYI….service intervals on this bike are every 15000 miles.

  • Adam

    this lady looks nicer with her clothes on! or I can just drink a six pack, she may look better then lol.

  • Will

    Where’s the oil filter?

  • Gpaul

    @wetman, how exactly would this be any more maintenance than any other design that uses the engine as a stressed member? please have a careful look at an 851/888 or even a monster for that matter….there is truly nothing new under the sun.

  • Gpaul

    don’t get me wrong, i would really love to have one, gorgeous piece of machinery that it is.

  • mark

    Molto bella… I still think the airbox/headstock ‘frameless’ concept will work on this bike because the engine/attachments are ‘narrower’ than on the Desmosedici GP12 (the L4 looks wider than the L2). This current version is fabricated in aluminum, and carbon has been tried (to dismal effect), but this element looks like it could easily be fabricated out of sheet titanium. Does anyone know if titanium has been tried?

  • FeelgoodInc

    Anyone know how many hours labour Ducati are charging for a spark plug change? That front one doesn’t look to easy to get at. Then again to change the plugs on my R6 means removing either the tank and airbox etc or the radiator. Very impressively engineered looking piece of kit that.

  • Doctor Jelly

    I think it might be between the lower radiator ducting and the muffler. There’s a black box shape maybe about the size of a battery sticking out the back of the ducting. Either that or it’s somehow shoehorned in the subframe behind the rear head…

    I quite like how the rear shock looks like an afterthought, but throw in a cool linkage and shift the piggyback around and BAM! It’s cool!

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  • MikeD


    Easy, little cap with 2 bolts right under the stator cover (LHS). Paper element kind.


    This doesn’t look any harder to do a valve adjustment and spark plug change than a Suzuki SV1000S…or RC51…or TL-S/TL-R..etc.
    Peeling the body work just makes it time consuming but all the access points are pretty devoid of crap “truly on the way” to reach’em.

    As for the battery’s location i think Doctor Jelly is on to something.

  • MikeD

    I blame it on the lack of sleep and hunger but both pictures remind me of the Buell Blast that was crushed to a CUBE.

    Yes, it looks that tight to me. LOL.

  • 2ndclass

    Nothing particularly nasty looking under there, a few braided coolant hoses and I’d ‘fighter the shit out of it.

  • Minibull

    @Mark: Really? Your going into all that shit again? After all the things Preziosi and the team have stated regarding the frames?

  • Anti

    I’d like to see a naked/streetfighter version.

  • mxs

    Interesting, but it looks very busy .. actually crazy busy