Ducati presents 1199 Panigale RS13 in Cologne
Ducati has unveiled the new 1199 Panigale RS13 at the International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bicycle Fair (Intermot) in Cologne.
The new machine, due to make its World Superbike debut next year, was displayed alongside the recently released 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200, which was also making its first public appearance.
"Ducati has entered a new era," said chief executive officer Gabriele Del Torchio. "Our 2013 motorcycles, such as the new Multistrada 1200, demonstrate the consistency of our development strategies."
To mark 20 years of the Monster family, Ducati launched special 20th Anniversary editions of its latest 696, 796 and 1100EVO models.
Claudio Domenicali, general manager of Ducati Motor Holding, explained how the model "redefined the parameters of the naked segment" when it was released back in 1992.
He went on to say that the new Multistrada 1200, an evolution of the four-bikes-in-one concept, is now even more versatile with the introduction of the "revolutionary" Ducati Skyhook Suspension system.
The model also presents a new and improved Testastretta 11° DS engine, with enhanced power delivery and smoother operation, and a re-styled front-end with new LED lighting, added Domenicali.
Posted by Marcus Blackburn