IDM is the German Superbike championship. KTM is Austrian. Team Orange had one mission – to beat the BMWs and whip the title.
A monocoque chassis, 195bhp, 164kg, sports ABS, 200/55 rear tyre, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES), Ducati Quick-Shift (DQS), Ducati’s new race-derived Engine Brake Control (EBC), a Ride-by-Wire (RbW) throttle and Thin Film Transistor (TFT) dash are just some of the headline features that pepper the new Ducati 1199 Panigale S.
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The reality of doing trackdays is that riding to them (and more to the point, home again afterwards) isn’t ideal. What you need is one of these – a Nissan Primastar.
Yes, it’s that time again – the annual ten bike test-fest that is Sportsbike of the Year. Without any doubt at all it was the most hard-fought and close shootout in the test’s nine-year history, too.
With the 1000cc versions taking some serious commitment to tame, we take a look at the slightly less crazy – if no less fun – smaller siblings of the range: Yamaha FZ8 v Triumph Street Triple R v Ducati Monster 796 v BMW F 800 R v Kawasaki Z750