Valentino Rossi on the 1199 Panigale

"It's small and fast, really fast, and it's also beautiful, an absolutely fascinating bike."

"I started by testing the Panigale, and although we didn’t have many laps, Nicky and I did some wheelies and some drifting," started Valentino Rossi, after taking advantage of World Ducati Week taking place at Misano and in his own words enjoying the track himself. On the 1199 Panigale itself he said, "It’s small and fast, really fast, and it’s also beautiful, an absolutely fascinating bike.”

Ducati team-mate Nicky Hayden also sampled Ducati's new superbike, he added his thoughts: “It was my first time riding the Panigale, and the bike worked ‘as advertised’. Beautiful and really fun to ride. I only got two laps, and was wishing I had more. There’s a reason everyone is talking about the bike and why it’s so popular now."

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