You are given the keys to a brand new Ducati Panigale Tricolore at 9am and told to return them, and the bike, by 5pm that day. What do you do? To PH2 the answer is simple - trash the hell out of it on the road, stick it on a dyno then take it to Bruntingthorpe proving ground to see what it does flat out...
What's the deal then?
There are four variations of Panigale for sale. The base 1199 Panigale (not stock, that makes it sound cheap) costs £14,995 or £15,750 with ABS. This has all the electric gizmos but to get the flash electrically adjustable Ohlins suspension you need to pay an extra £4,000 and get the Panigale 1199S for £19,750, which comes with ABS as standard.
Then you have the Tricolore, which will set you back a burly £23,495. As well as the trick paint job you get Ducati's datalogging kit with a new GPS feature and also a set of titanium Termignoni performance silencers. PH2 lucks out: we get the key to the Tricolore. READ ON