Top Ten Holiday Gifts Over $1000
1. Ducati 1199 Panigale Superleggera, About $70,000
The Ducati 1199 Panigale is the gift that keeps on giving. First came the base model along with the higher-spec Panigale S, and then came the even more impressive Panigale R. And now comes the Ducati 1199 Panigale Superleggera for those with a taste for the truly uber-exotic.
Boasting 200 horses in a tight 390-pound package, Ducati claims the Superleggera has the highest power-to-weight ratio of any production motorcycle. This was achieved by a liberal use of carbon fiber and titanium and a magnesium monocoque frame.
And don’t forget the Superleggera’s alphabet soup of electronic features: Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Engine Brake Control (EBC), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Ducati Data Analysis (DDA) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC). If all those letters are confusing, you only need to know four: S, E, X and Y.
Pricing is rumored to be about $70,000, but you better act fast. Ducati is only producing 500 units, and about 75% have already been scooped up.