Any Ducati sportbike ending in “R” is something special, and the Panigale R, as we say, is no exception. Titanium connecting rods and a ti Akrapovic exhaust are just a couple of items designed to get this 205-hp, 1199cc V-Twin as quickly around a closed course as possible. Along with its Monoscocca chassis, Ohlins suspension, top-line Brembo brakes and the rest of it – all from just $34,995.

The ultimate Panigale would be the carbon-fiber monocoque’d 1299 Superleggera, but they were only making 500 of them for 2017 and if you weren’t on the Ducati VIP invite list to buy one, Paco, well… keep an eye on Craigslist. Its list price was reportedly around $80,000, so you should be able to lowball one at about $3,000 in a couple years. C’mon, that’s a joke. Lighten up.

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