Massive saving! | Termignoni Exhausts| The outer edges of the 899’s handling envelope is reachable by mortals, unlike a superbike’s, but only on a track. The front end is packed with so much feeling it invites you into corners at speeds you have to re-adjust your brain for, and corners faster than anything with a headlight.
Unlike its big brother, the baby Panigale doesn’t pump and shimmy its rear end when you’re hard on the throttle either. The 899 Panigale makes you dizzy with excitement, not sick with superbike fear. The Ducati is sensational on the road, too, with plush suspension and a surprisingly roomy riding position. There are three perfectly judged electronic modes, letting you have varying levels of power, throttle response and ABS, and it features the best traction control system fitted to a Ducati. The racy quick shifter works just as well pottering about as it does flat-out on-track. It’s sublime.