2012 Ducati 1199S Panigale
2012 Ducati 1199S Panigale
15,633 miles from new, in near perfect condition and MOST IMPORTANTLY THE 15K SERVICE IS DONE! This is the 1199S model meaning it has all the goodies for going fast right out of the box. The Ohlins suspension at both ends is on the fly electronically adjustable, a not unheard of feature on new bikes but this was one of the first to go that way in the sport biking world. Has new battery, this is the second time we have listed this bike for sale in a year, the most recent owner put a total of less than 600 miles on it from date of purchase nearly a year ago. The wheels are the forged Marchesini variety, the strongest and lightest solution available that will tolerate street riding like hitting pothole with ease.
This one is also equipped with rear wheel stand spool sliders and "frame" sliders.
These are FAST bikes, very unlike what you may expect from a 90 degree V (or L in Ducati speak) Twin cylinder motor, even a 1200cc one. The riding experience is similar to an extremely amped up 600cc inline 4 Japanese motor in that bottom end torque is not impressive, midrange power is decent by modern standards...then there is the last third of the rev range where things start happening VERY fast! Sort of like the modern equivalent of a two stroke or the power delivery of a turbocharged car from decades back, when it is ON it is ON! That said the tame bottom end and moderate midrange are actually pretty nice to ride on the street as the motor works smoothly across a broad spread of rpm and not a lot of shifting is required unless you are trying to keep the motor in the exact full power rpm range, very interesting ride no matter.
The Panigale series of bikes 899/959/1199/1299 are "frameless" or use the motor as the frame resulting in a very narrow forward section of the riders seat and a very small feeling bike despite it's actual power and weight.
This is definitely an "experts only" sort of machine and is not right for every rider by any means. It is also insanely quick revving, stupid fast and drop dead sexy...your money, your call!
We take most makes and models on trade, Aprilia to Harley Davidson, Ducati to Honda, if it has two wheels and a motor more than likely we can come to a fair deal on your trade in. We are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday and do offer test rides to qualified persons. For test rides we do require you to wear proper riding gear, long pants and helmet plus gloves, all we need from you is a valid motorcycle license, a copy of your current motorcycle insurance card and your signature on a liability release form! For higher $ transactions we also carry an automobile dealers license and can take cars on trade unlike 99% of the motorcycle dealerships in Texas.
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