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Panibusa..lol great name. Say that 5 times fast and it almost sounds like panty-busa, I guess the panties would fly off.

I like 2 of the comments on that post...
" I bet a lot of 1199 owners are busy writing eBay and Cycletrader ads right now"

"Some are, sure; but many, like me, still have plenty of room to improve before we can ever feel like the 1199 is holding us back"

That's the way I feel about my 1198 no way would I need more. But I am glad I picked up the 1198 over the 848. No offence to you 848 owners.
 

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The DESMOSEDICI v4 is pretty good, they need to make a smaller version like 700cc 120hp would be a BLaST. Doesn't need to be race legal in anything because less than 1% do tracks days and even less do racing.

I've always said give me a full on crazy 100-120hp bike as that's where the most fun on the street can be had imo
 

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They'll keep the 'twin' brand image for now. I just hope for a V4 homologation special. They've never released a one-off bike for that purpose, but they COULD make it work because everyone would want one. Use a similar monocoque design so they don't need to re-work the chassis geometry and flex characteristics of the parts they already know work. The only catch is a price cap on homologation specials, that's an idea being toasted around over the last few years. Making another Desmosedici would only ruin the value of the older bikes, so they probably won't do that.

I know they're working on an electric bike. I have a friend in the electronics business in Italy and he told me Ducati has been futzing around with a hybrid design. A much smaller engine with an electric boost. This way, the bike can still be a twin, still make the sounds of a twin, but be a lot more efficient. Who knows if it will ever release, but it's for sure an interesting concept and of course my friend doesn't know what platform they've been using. I'll say this much, the Panigale's monocoque design does offer a huge advantage for electric powered machines. Just hang the battery and motor from the subframe, it may work pretty well.

Here's hoping they don't change anything. Twins are a dying breed and it's nice to know someone still makes a good one.
 

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Ducati needs an entry level "superbike"...like a "299 Panigale" or something like that. 40-50 hp, and under 300 lbs weight!
 
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Ducati needs an entry level "superbike"...like a "299 Panigale" or something like that. 40-50 hp, and under 300 lbs weight!

I'd love to have something small like that to mess with at a track instead of my street bike. Wouldn't care as much during a wreck
 

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Ducati needs an entry level "superbike"...like a "299 Panigale" or something like that. 40-50 hp, and under 300 lbs weight!
KTM RC390… if only it were a twin! LOL :)

Maybe they'll get into smaller bikes now they have factories outside of Italy. Tell ya one thing, if they do it would be bitchin'!
 

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And because more companies are getting into it. Used to be just Kawasaki that was dominating that market...now Honda, Yamaha and KTM joined. Wouldn't be surprised if Suzuki follows along soon. Ducati, BMW and Aprilia need to make something smaller for sure. They're the only ones that don't have anything less than a superbike....sure Ducati have 2, but the 899 is no slouch. Ducati is now more like "superbike" and "uberbike".

And then you have Triumph, who lacks the big bike. Of course I'm talking only about the supersport/superbike style of bikes, not including naked bikes or other types.
 

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^now, if Ducati will bring back the Supermono without the price tag...ooh weeee
The very thought that crossed my mind as well..
A new affordable "Mono" would be fantastic..
 
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Panibusa..lol great name. Say that 5 times fast and it almost sounds like panty-busa, I guess the panties would fly off.

I like 2 of the comments on that post...
" I bet a lot of 1199 owners are busy writing eBay and Cycletrader ads right now"

"Some are, sure; but many, like me, still have plenty of room to improve before we can ever feel like the 1199 is holding us back"

That's the way I feel about my 1198 no way would I need more. But I am glad I picked up the 1198 over the 848. No offence to you 848 owners.
Considering guys can make me look silly at the track on a 250. The 848 is the perfect progression up from my 600. When I do move up unlike my CBR I'll keep the 848 :)
 

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The DESMOSEDICI v4 is pretty good, they need to make a smaller version like 700cc 120hp would be a BLaST. Doesn't need to be race legal in anything because less than 1% do tracks days and even less do racing.



I've always said give me a full on crazy 100-120hp bike as that's where the most fun on the street can be had imo

That's why I bought next to my streetfighter a babyR. Land vehicle Vehicle Motorcycle Car Motor vehicle
 

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I know they're working on an electric bike. I have a friend in the electronics business in Italy and he told me Ducati has been futzing around with a hybrid design. A much smaller engine with an electric boost. This way, the bike can still be a twin, still make the sounds of a twin, but be a lot more efficient. Who knows if it will ever release, but it's for sure an interesting concept and of course my friend doesn't know what platform they've been using. I'll say this much, the Panigale's monocoque design does offer a huge advantage for electric powered machines. Just hang the battery and motor from the subframe, it may work pretty well.

Here's hoping they don't change anything. Twins are a dying breed and it's nice to know someone still makes a good one.
Interesting.. not sure if an electric bike would sit well with Ducati aficionados and enthusiats.
 
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