2012 Ducati Panigale 1199S – A trackday experience

First time out on the track with the Panigale 1199S. Even with limping right leg (partly healed broken neck-of-femur) I ended up faster than my old record (done on the Ducati 848). And that’s without even trying hard at all.

The bike was just effortless to brake, turn, and accelerate out of the corner.

The ABS did not even kick in once, while the traction control effect was very seamless and unfelt (other than the TCS indicator light coming on). andthe handling is simply sublime, with the bike very confidently handle trail braking into the apex. the turn in is on par if not faster than 848, which is counter-intuitive considering the class difference.

Not my best bike control (especially the acceleration and the gearshift points), but hey that’s fast enough for now!

And here it is chasing a CBR600RR…


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