Ducati 1299 Panigale S
Since the fabled 916, Ducati has been defining superbike design and setting the trends all other manufacturers seem to follow. The 1299 Panigale S only continues that trend, and is the most powerful, hardest accelerating, and best handling motorcycle Ducati has ever produced.
With a better power-to-weight ratio than a Formula One car, the Panigale produces slightly over 200 horsepower, or about what you'd get from a MotoGP race bike of only a few years ago. Combine that with a plethora of technology, and you get a bike that is almost forgiving to ride, at least by Ducati standards. Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) offers clutchless upshifts and downshifts for even faster acceleration. Ducati Traction Control (DTS) allows you to actually use the full 200 horsepower in virtually all conditions. Engine Braking Control (EBC) automatically adjusts the ride-by-wire throttle bodies to provide just the right amount of engine braking under deceleration. Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) keeps the front end on the road without ruining the fun. Combine all that amazing technology with the most advanced ABS brakes on any production motorcycle, and you get a bike that is not only amazingly fast, but easy and enjoyable to ride.
The S model of the Panigale brings even more technology and performance to the table, with semi-active suspension and electronic steering damping, the Panigale S offers an entirely new level of performance not available on purely analog bikes.