This particular motorcycle just had to appear as a post, for the two simple reasons: one, that I love motorcycles, and two, it’s Ducati’s new flagship motocycle. Dubbed the 899 Panigale, it features a new L-twin engine producing 148 horsepower and 93 lb-ft of torque at 9,000 RPM, making it a lot more fun to ride. Besides the cooler engine, there’s the addition of a sweet electronics package: Ducati Quick Shifters, Ride-by-wire, triple-stage ABS, Traction Control, Engine Brake Control, and three-stage adjustable suspension with Brembo brakes.
The price? $15,000. It will release in October (my birth month, no less).