A PHOTOGRAPH has emerged which appears to confirm rumours that Ducati will introduce a 1299 Panigale for 2015.
The picture was posted on the Facebook page of a US Ducati dealership after it won an award for top sales. It shows staff collecting the award at a dealer convention – in front of a picture of a Panigale with ‘1299’ on the side.
The image was quickly removed from Facebook and replaced with a cropped one.
The 1299 model is expected to go on sale next year alongside the 1199 Panigale and 1199 Panigale S but replacing the higher-spec R version.
It will be the production version of a new machine for the World Superbike championship.
It’s rumoured to make around 10hp more than the 1199, bringing power to over 200hp.
The 1299 Panigale is expected to be unveiled at the Eicma Milan motorcycle show on November 5.