Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2018 Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition Custom. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
“When the end tells the whole story.” That’s how Ducati introduced the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition, the swan song to decades of twin-powered superbikes going back to the 851. We’re not entirely sure what that means, to be frank, but we don’t care because we know how special the Final Edition is, especially to those of you that prefer the intangibles of a V-2 over a V-4.
The Superquadro engine in the Final Edition had the honor of being the most powerful V-Twin engine to be fully homologated, producing 209 horsepower at 11,000 rpm and 104.7 pound-feet of torque at 9,000 rpm – plenty of oomph to move the 419 pound (wet) machine. The 1,285cc twin features a lighter crankshaft with tungsten inserts for optimal balance, titanium connecting rods, and titanium valves.
It had an MSRP of approximately $40,000, and it officially debuted at the Laguna Seca round of World Superbike. Each model was numbered, though an official production cap was not announced. Today we’ve got #122 available for bidding, however the triple clamp has been replaced (more on that below).
The service history is as follows:
9/27/17 – Break in service at 600 miles (at dealer)
4/28/17 – Akrapovic full race exhaust installed ($6,045 at dealer)
1/2/19 – Annual service performed (at dealer)
4/1/19 – New front and rear tires (Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP) installed (at dealer). Less than 100 miles ridden.
One of the Iconic team members was riding this Panigale when they were sideswiped by a car, resulting in damage to the bodywork, front wheel, and tank. We decided to make the best of a bad situation and turn it into a custom with the following modifications:
Mupo shock and steering damper.
After the accident, we took extra precautions to make sure this bike was 100% sorted. We replaced the steering head bearing races. We replaced the radiator as it had a slight nick in it and also replaced the front engine cover as the radiator put a tiny nick in that as well. Note that it has different forks then what’s typically on a FE, these are from a Panigale R that were barely-used takeoffs from a race bike conversion in which the owner switched to Mupo forks.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, this Panigale R is offered on a clean California title. Because we own it as a dealership, the expired tags (September 2020) will not result in additional fees if the next owner is in California.