2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale First Ride Review + Video

The 1299’s pistons are a ginormous 4.57 inches across, a larger diameter than anything ever fitted to a production motorcycle. New connecting rods and a revised crankshaft hold them together inside steel cylinder liners that replace the 1199’s aluminum sleeves which would’ve been too thin to safely support the wider bore. The larger-diameter tubing of its stainless-steel exhaust helps it breathe. (Photo by Duke.)