On-Board Video of the Ducati 899 Panigale at Imola

10/15/2013 @ 12:21 am, by Jensen Beeler9 COMMENTS


Asphalt & Rubber may not have been in Bologna for the international press launch for the Ducati 899 Panigale “super-mid” sport bike, so unfortunately we can’t give you any first-hand experience with Ducati’s newest sport bike (newest for a little while longer, at least).

However, we are in luck because Ducati test rider Alessandro Valia was on-hand for the event, and did some hot laps for the camera. A super nice guy and a very talented rider, we met Valia earlier this year at the Ducati 1199 Panigale R press launch, where he helped us find the right lines around the very technical Circuit of the Americas.

Now, Valia takes us for a spin around one of Italy’s most iconic circuits, Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari — or as it is better know, Imola. No music, to fast-cuts, just a bike being ridden hard on a sunny afternoon. Enjoy!

Source: Ducati

  • BBQdog

    Not a big fan of the Panigale and this one doesn’t sound like a Ducati but from now on I want one.
    An 899 …. alien !

  • Norm G.

    DSS… cure for what ails…?

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  • Ed gray

    Being attached to the handle bars like that is very strange. I really felt like we were going down every time he would brake hard. I don’t think I have ever seen an on board like that before.

  • ale

    Lovely bit of video! Nice bike too but shame about its awful engine note..

  • Norm G.

    re: “shame about its awful engine note.”

    oops, you made a typo. awful is spelled A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

  • @ Ale… if the 899 sounds “AWFUL” what sounds good in your opinion? Don’t take this as an attack just a question from a curious reader..

  • Faust

    Just found a new home for my Honda this past weekend in preparation for this bike. The die is cast.

  • MikeD

    It has left very little of Ducati’s BOOMING from previous ” timing belt engines ” BUT it sure doesn’t sound as good as the formers . . . JMO.
    I will venture and say that it sound better than the 1199 ? (O.0)’

    This new SuperQuadro sound more ” metallic ” while previous mills sounded more ” organic “.

    It does pick up revs fast as hell. Maybe they are on to something with the new final gearing of this thing.