Ducati 1299 Panigale S has manufactured only 500 units across the globe as a limited edition model. Only one such bike with unit number 277 has made to India.
The bike was booked in Pune, and the only claimant for this exclusive outing is Mayur Sakpal. The keys of the premium Ducati superbike were handed over by the Ducati Pune officials to Mayur who was present there with his wife and daughter. The bike was launched in India earlier in July and remains the most expensive Ducati in the country. The buyer recieved the Ducati at an event with his friends and family. The exact price of Ducati 1299 Panigale S is not known, but it is believed to cost somewhere in the range of Rs 55 lakhs.
Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario Limited Edition is said to be coming with the same engine as regular model but with a bigger bore size ( 116 mm ) and the same stroke ( 60.8 mm ). The limited edition bike runs on a power of 205 HP @ 10,500 rpm with 10 HP more power and 10% more torque than the regular edition. The limited edition also has better handling and traction. The rake angle is steeper by 24 degrees and the caster rail is shorter by 4 mm ( previously 100 mm).
The superbike also has Ohlins suspension ( smart EC - active system ). The superbike also features event based control system which equips stepper motors on TTX shock and NIX 30-fork which helps actively tune shock setup based on command from motorcycle varied ECU's.
Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario Edition also comes with an electronic kit which has Inertial measurement unit with DWC ( Ducati Wheelie Control ). The bike for the purpose is equipped with Bosch 9.1 MP ECU for cornering ABS. the IMU comes with a 3 axis accelerometer which enables it to measure the bike's roll and pitch.
The LCD instrument cluster is also based on a lean angle. It comes with 3 driving modes - Wet, Race and Sport. The Ducati Quick shifter comes with both upward and downward gearshift options. Along with it , the bike also has additional switched to get to DTC, DWC and EBC modes on the race track.