Pierobon’s Take on the Ducati 899 Panigale

11/05/2014 @ 5:59 am, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS


When the Ducati 899 Panigale came out, there was some pushback from Ducatisti over the middleweight superbike’s double-sided swingarm. Ducati clearly had to water-down distinguish the 899 from the 1199 for would-be owners, especially after giving the Ducati 899 Panigale a near-literbike engine displacement.

We think if Ducati had fashioned the 899’s swingarm after the piece built by Pierobon, then perhaps the Italian manufacturer’s fans would have been less upset. Throw┬áin an aluminum fuel tank, racing fairing stay, and trellis rear subframe, and you have one sharp looking 899 Panigale…and it doesn’t even have all its clothes on yet.

If you enjoy this, then you’ll really like Pierobon’s trellis frame for the Ducati 1199 Panigale, and the company’s Ducati-powered track bike, the Pierobon X60R.










Source: Pierobon

  • Matt Higgins

    Looking forward to seeing a finished product.

  • Pete

    What are the benefits of the new swingarm? Sure, it looks good but… Lighter weight? Optimized lateral flex? Better suspension geo?

  • Agent55

    Now if only the 899 needed such a massive swingarm. Still, looks great and appears to have come right off a Moto2 bike.

  • Sphere

    Where’s the radiators? I see space for maybe an oil cooler…it should have a massive water cooler and a triangle shape oil cooler right in front of the exhaust…