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2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R Review
 

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2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R Review

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jmdonald 03-23-2013 08:03 AM

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Who wouldn't want a panigale in the garage. Especially in R trim. The price tag is a little steep but you only live twice. Nice wheelie. Nice duds. I was surprised this bike was less than perfect. I sill want one.

Kevin_Duke 03-23-2013 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by jmdonald (Post 280758)
Who wouldn't want a panigale in the garage. Especially in R trim. The price tag is a little steep but you only live twice. Nice wheelie. Nice duds. I was surprised this bike was less than perfect. I sill want one.

Almost perfect. A superb machine on the track. A special treat.

The Spaceman 03-23-2013 12:13 PM

$30k? A bargain at half the price; get two.

Some friends who went to CoTA said the facility is amazing. Pretty neat that our Mr. Duke got to tear it up. Great form, you look like a WSB ride. And a gratuitous wheelie shot!

Duken4evr 03-23-2013 08:46 PM

Really enjoyed the write up and video. I like the "justification math" at the end too. If not for kids and the cost of their damn college, I would probably own one of these. Of course, such a bike would be massive overkill, but it would be fun to take to the track. Speaking of, really need to get the FZ1 out to High Plains Raceway east of Denver for a day of playing around. I hear really good things about it.

ShamanWS6 03-24-2013 08:22 AM

It's an awesome bike. However, having seen them at the track several times and talked to the owners, I'll keep my deposit down on the RSV4. ;)

Kevin_Duke 03-24-2013 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 280763)
Some friends who went to CoTA said the facility is amazing. Pretty neat that our Mr. Duke got to tear it up. Great form, you look like a WSB ride. And a gratuitous wheelie shot!

Yep, top-notch circuit and facility. I'm sure it will make for some great GP racing next month.

Don't sell me short on the wheelies! I gave you one by Spies and 2.1 by me!

Kevin_Duke 03-24-2013 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Duken4evr (Post 280772)
Really enjoyed the write up and video. Speaking of, really need to get the FZ1 out to High Plains Raceway east of Denver for a day of playing around. I hear really good things about it.

Glad you liked it, Duken! This is the first I heard of High Plains. Looks pretty good, something the Denver area really needed.

Trizzle 03-25-2013 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Duken4evr (Post 280772)
Speaking of, really need to get the FZ1 out to High Plains Raceway east of Denver for a day of playing around. I hear really good things about it.

High Plains Raceway is a little short on scenery, but is a VERY fun track. Lots of elevation changes with a nice mix of technical corners and high-speed stuff. I did a four-hour endurance race there a few years back and had a blast. Definitely recommend. The FZ would make a fun toy around there.


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