Ducati Panigale 1199 R Review

Ducati is a renowned two wheeler manufacturing company which has produced and marketed powerful motorbikes under various nameplates like Ducati Monster Series, Ducati Hypermotard Series, Ducati Multistrada Series, Ducati Scrambler Series, etc. The same company, following its tradition of manufacturing motorcycle, introduced a series of sports motorcycle, Ducati Panigale. The Panigale Series consists of sports motorcycle like the Panigale 1199, Panigale 1299 and Panigale 1299 S. The company, in the year 2012, released the Panigale 1199 R, an updated version of Panigale 1199.

The Panigale 1199 R has been built on the same body platform. However, the 1199 R variant has been painted with two color schemes which make the bike look much more attractive. The 1199 R variant comes with lightened engine internals which includes titanium connecting rods and carbon fiber external parts.

Moreover, the Panigale 1199 R is 15 mm shorter than Panigale 1199 having the length of 2060 mm. However, the Panigale 1199 R is 167 mm taller than Panigale 1199, possessing height of 1277 mm. Also, the Panigale 1199 R is 745 mm wide and 184 kg heavy. Besides, the front wheel and the rear wheel of the bike maintain the gap of 1442 mm with each other.

Furthermore, the Ducati Panigale 1199 R has been powered with superquadro L-twin, 4 desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled engine that provides maximum power of 205 bhp @ 11500 RPM and maximum torque of 136.2 Nm @ 10250 RPM. Further, the bike is equipped with Öhlins NIX30 43mm with TiN, fully adjustable usd fork front suspension and fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit, adjustable linkage: progressive/flat, aluminium single-sided swingarm with adjustable pivot rear suspension.

In Nepal, Ducati has been exporting the Panigale 1199 R under the dealership of Turbo Motors Trading.

Price in Nepal: Rs. 7,000,000


 Body Type



 184 kg


 2060 mm


 1277 mm
 745 mm


 1442 mm

 Ground Clearance





 17 liters

 Engine Type

 Superquadro L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically Actuated Valves per Cylinder, Liquid Cooled

 Maximum Power

 205 bhp @ 11500 RPM

 Maximum Torque

 136.2 Nm @ 10250 RPM


 1198 cc

 Box X Stroke

 112 x 60.8 mm

 Starting System


 Final Drive

 Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 41



 Front Suspension

 Öhlins NIX30 43mm with TiN, Fully Adjustable USD Fork

 Rear Suspension

 Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Adjustable linkage: Progressive/flat. Aluminium single-sided swingarm with adjustable pivot

 Front Tyre

 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP

Rear Tyre

 200/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP



 Front Brake

 2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M50- 4piston callipers with cornering ABS as standard equipment

 Rear Brake

 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper with cornering ABS as standard equipment





 No. of Gears

6 speed with DQS Ducati Quick Shift up/down


 Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control


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