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  • Writer's pictureZach Lenfesty

Reimagined Ducati Panigale Anniversario

When Dave saw Ducati reveal the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario in 2016 he knew he had have one of the 500 that would be released world wide. Originally these were dressed in their own special red, white, and gold trimmed livery. Though you can see here that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

Being a designer by trade, he was quick to the drawing board to figure out how to make this already special bike his. Fairings, gas tank, rotors and anything else that isn't mechanical all replaced with their carbon counterpart. Other honorable upgrades include full titanium headers, forged billet fork lowers and every piece of hardware replaced with titanium bits.

From the factory, this street bike already came with a slew of upgrades over the standard Panigale. Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes, and an Akrapovič exhaust to name a few. That being said though, Dave was still able to find some room for improvement.

To the naked eye you can see the bike has been stripped of anything that would make it road legal. Mirrors, turn signals, and the entire rear end assembly. Under its skin lies even more modified components. Such as the battery box, fan shroud, hidden fairings, and rear subframe. And as I'm sure you've guessed it... all in carbon. Some of which was custom made due to lack of aftermarket support.

If you think using such exotic materials would deviate its owner from wanting to find its limits, you'd be wrong. With a set of Pirelli Super Bike tires wrapped around a set of full carbon Rotobox wheels, you can find this bike often chasing down its top speed of 187 MPH. Though it hasn't been weighed in its final form it, during its transformation it was found to already weigh slightly less than Ducati's own factory carbon version of the same bike.


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