Additional photos of this Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition 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 – Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri raced bikes with matching livery that round as well.
Each model was numbered, though an official production cap was not announced. Today we’ve got #122 available for bidding!
Offered by the original owner, this Final Edition (VIN: ZDMHAAMW3JB000024) has approximately 2,780 miles on the odometer. It was purchased new on September 5th, 2017, and 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.
When the seller acquired the bike, he swapped the forged Marchesini wheels from the 1299 Anniversario. The bike will be delivered with the OEM red wheels, and they are basically new. The sale also includes the stock exhaust, 2 keys, and the Certificate of Authenticity.
Cosmetic flaws are limited to rock chips on the fork covers and a scratch where the tail meets the seat on the left side. Both are shown in the photo album.
Ducati called this bike their “tribute to the twin cylinder engine.” Here’s your chance to join in the celebration!