The new Ducati 1299 Panigale and Panigale S have arrived in the country. The 206hp, 167kg rocket has been distributed to customers and dealers, so they should now have their demonstrators available for potential customers.

Both versions include the high tech Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU, Riding Modes (Race, Sport and Wet), Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, Engine Braking Control, Ducati Quick Shifter up and TFT instrumentation with indicator of lean angle. The S version goes further with Semi active Öhlins Smart EC suspension and steering damper and also possesses lightweight forged aluminium wheels, full LED headlight and front mudguard in carbon fibre.

The 1299 S, our preferred weapon has an estimated top speed of 190mph, 206hp (at 10,500 rpm) a range of 120 miles. It is available for £20,795. For more information visit the Ducati UK website.