The End Of An Era: The Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition
The aptly named 1299 Panigale R Final Edition is Ducati’s final farewell model that celebrates the end of an era. It’s the last outing for Ducati’s largest displacement twin-cylinder Superquadro engine since the top-tier Panigale models have traded two cylinder for four in the form of the Panigale V4. However, for real Ducati enthusiasts, the 1299 Panigale R was the brand’s masterpiece.
The Final Edition is a special numbered production of an unlimited series of these high-performance machines. Equipped with Superleggera-derived performance technology, the Final Edition’s Superquadro engine produces 209 horsepower, with 104 lb-ft of peak torque, all in a racing chassis that has a total dry weight of just 370 lbs. In metric, that gives the Final Edition a supreme power to weight ratio of 1.24 hp/kg.
To keep that power in line, Ducati has given the Final Edition a catalog of top shelf components, including an all-titanium Akrapovic exhaust, Öhlins front and rear suspension with a complimentary steering damper, Brembo brakes, and forged alloy wheels.
No expense was spared in the electronics department either. The Final Edition boasts the fruits of Ducati’s racing legacy, with cornering ABS, advanced traction control, 3 selectable riding modes, engine brake control, and wheelie control installed, all controlled by an advanced inertial measurement unit. A bi-directional quickshifter has also been installed for good measure.
For 2020, the legendary Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition is available in the classically Italian tricolor livery, with a price that starts at $39,900.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Ducati Panigale R Final Edition in one place.
- Price: $ 39,900
- Key Features:
- LED Lighting
- Fuel Injection
- Engine type: 1285 cc, L-twin cylinder
- Power: 209.4 HP
- Dry weight: 168 kg (370.4 lb)
- Seat height: 830 mm (32.48 in)
2020 Ducati Panigale R Final Edition Specifications
|Engine||1285 cc, Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||116 mm x 60.8 mm|
|Fuel System||Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full Ride-by-Wire elliptical throttle bodies with aerodynamic valve and optimized trumpets|
|Exhaust||2-1-2 system, primary tubes in titanium. Twin titanium mufflers. 2 lambda probes and 2 catalytic converters|
|Clutch||Hydraulically controlled slipper/self-servo wet multiplate clutch|
|Final Drive||Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39|
|Suspension Front||Öhlins NIX30 43 mm fully adjustable usd fork with TiN treatment|
|Suspension Rear||Fully adjustable Öhlins TTX36 unit, adjustable linkage: progressive/flat. Aluminum single-sided swingarm|
|Brakes Front||2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M50 – 4 piston calipers with Cornering ABS as standard equipment|
|Brakes Rear||245mm disc, 2-piston caliper with Cornering ABS as standard equipment|
|Tires Front||Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17|
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/55 ZR17
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17 l – 4.5 gallon (US)|
|Wheelbase||1,435 mm (56.49 in)
|Trail||96 mm (3.78 in)|
|Seat Height||830 mm (32.48 in)|
|Dry Weight||168 kg (370.4 lb)|
|Warranty||24 months unlimited mileage|
2020 Ducati Panigale R Final Edition Features
Tribute to the twin cylinder engine
With the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition, Ducati celebrates the twin cylinder engine that marked the history of the Superbike World Championship. From Marco Lucchinelli’s first victory with the 851 in 1988 at the first race in the history of the World Superbike Championship, to 2017 with the victories of Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri on the Panigale R, the twin cylinder from Borgo Panigale has always been a top performer of the Superbike Championship.
A collector’s item
The 1299 Panigale R Final Edition is produced in a numbered, unlimited series, and represents the perfect mix between high performance engine and racing chassis. The new livery, red rims and titanium exhaust make the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition a unique, collectible bike.
The most powerful twin cylinder
The Final Edition Superquadro engine is derived from the 1299 Superleggera engine with 209 hp at 11,000 rpm and 14.5 kgm at 9,000 rpm. Thanks to the very high power and dry weight of just 168 kg, the Final Edition achieves a power to weight ratio of 1.24 hp/kg.
Making the most of competition experience, a number of advanced electronic control systems have been developed that optimize engine response and chassis dynamics in every situation.