Rendered: Ducati 1199 Panigale Race Replicas

12/09/2011 @ 10:07 am, by Jensen Beeler8 COMMENTS

It’s only a matter of time before Ducati releases some race replica paint jobs for the recently unveiled Ducati 1199 Panigale. It almost certainly won’t be during the 2012 model year, but in 2013 don’t be surprised to see some race-inspired colors adorning Bologna’s flagship superbike. Seemingly beating Ducati to the punch, the guys over at MotorBikeTV have put together some fine photoshops of what the Ducati 1199 Panigale race replicas would look like. Hayden, Bayliss, Checa…the only thing missing is perhaps the most important race replica of all: Valentino Rossi’s.

With The Doctor signing onto the Italian MotoGP squad for two seasons, the match was a marketing director’s dream come true. And while the Rossi yellow might clash with the Rosso Corsa, you can beat anything stamped with a 46 and the Ducati Corse logo will sell like hot cakes…it did for the Ducati Monster at least. A Rossi-branded Ducati 1199 Panigale? The sound you just heard was Ducatisti worldwide having spasms of joy, of the change-your-pants variety. Thanks for the tip Sergio!

Source: MotorBikeTV

  • Kevin

    Beautifully done. Funny that they are all pictured with carbon exhausts though – there was a video that pointed out that a carbon exhaust couldn’t be used with the under belly configuration due to heat loss and subsequent melting of the belly pan.

    …the Bayliss rep brings a tear to the eye.

  • AK

    Race bike look sexy but i think race replica theme are over-rated.

  • Other Sean

    Wait, heat LOSS causes melting of the bellypan?

  • RJ

    The Simoncelli replica is awesome!

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  • RX

    Rossi replica is better than this…

  • TKS 4 the article! sergio Motorbiketv

  • Otto

    Brilliant, Belissima and all that, but does it beat the kind of bikes Casey and Jorge are riding? If not, this bike is laregely irrelevant. Sorry, reality checks are often uncomfortable.