The Ducati 1299 Panigale R “Final Edition” – The Provisional Specs
Emissions lists, leaked specs: the Final Edition is coming!
Now that the has appeared on emissions documents, we’ve decided to have a closer look at the leaked specs to find out what’s going on. For a start, we now know that the upcoming and final Panigale model will officially be given the “Final Edition” moniker, or FE for short. At least, that’s the name that Ducati have given the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to identify the new model. So it looks like the “Final Edition” is the proper name to call it from now on.
As you can see in the document above, the all new Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition will feature a 1285cc v-twin engine as expected, but something is a little different. The engine isn’t carrying the same emissions numbers as the standard Ducati 1299 Panigale or the Ducati 1299 Superleggera. In comparison to the two other models, the Final Edition is actually the cleanest showing lower emissions ratings than the others.
The Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition: Initial Specs
The engine power is up, too. According to leaked specs, the Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition will shoot out a rather tasty 209 hp at the crank. In effect, the Final Edition is something that falls between the 1299 Panigale R and the Superleggera. It’s a trick Panigale with some tidy engine upgrades, but carrying a little more timber than the Superleggera. So far, we know that the engine won’t be a superlight edition, but a common steel arrangement, but even so, the whole thing is said to weigh in at 370 lbs dry. Which is pretty impressive, regardless of what materials were used.
According to some sleuthing from Asphalt & Rubber, the 209 hp number was recorded on a chassis dyno, and the numbers from the Superleggera were recorded on an engine dyno. Essentially, that may mean that the 1299 Panigale Final Edition and the 1299 Superleggera could have the same power output if tested on the same dyno.
So, what is the Final Edition? Well, it can either be called a souped up version of the standard Panigale R, or you could call it a Sueprleggera without any carbon fiber goodies. Whatever you want to call it, it’s going to come with a red and white front fairing with a green tailpiece to keep things thoroughly Italian. And the price? Well, if the leaks are to be believed, the Final Edition is slated to be retailing for £34,995 in the UK, or around $42,000 in real money. Which is a lot of money, no matter how you look at it.