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The halt in production of the L-twin is due to the advent of the new V4 powerplant from Ducati Motorcycles. The V4 powerplant is already available on motorcycles such as the Panigale V4 and the V4 R.
The Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition will soon become a collector's item. The Final Edition is a limited model with just 1299 bikes, each of which come numbered and with a certificate of authenticity, making the exclusive motorcycle even more valuable.
The 1299 Panigale R Final Edition wears the brand's unique tricolour livery and features components derived from the World Superbike (WSBK) series.
The Panigale R Final Edition comes powered by a 1,285cc Superquadro L-Twin engine which produces 206bhp and 142Nm of torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed gearbox.
The engine shares the same lightweight crankshaft, tungsten balancing pads, along with titanium con rods and valves. The Final Edition also comes with a titanium exhaust system from Akrapovic, mimicking the sound of the WSBK motorcycles.
The chassis on the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition makes use of a die-cast aluminium monocoque structure with the engine as the stressed member.
The suspension on the Final Edition uses Ohlins 43mm NIX 30USD forks at the front and a TTX36 monoshock at the rear. Braking is handled by twin 330mm floating discs at the front by Brembo and a single 245mm disc at the rear.
The Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition comes with a host of features and electronic aids. Some of these include an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) from Bosch, Ducati's Wheelie and Traction Control Systems, Cornering ABS and Engine Braking System. The Final Edition also comes with three Riding Modes (Race, Sport & Wet), along with a host of other electronic rider aids.
The Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition is available in the Indian market for an amount of Rs 59.18 lakh. Ducati recently also launched their latest Panigale V4 R in the market, with a price tag of Rs 51.87 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom (India).
Thoughts On The Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition
Ducati has moved on from the L-Twin to the V4 for their superbikes and SuperSport class. The Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition will be the last motorcycle to receive L-Twin engines. The Final Edition will now be one of the most unique collector's motorcycle.