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Hot Blooded Italian

 Being Ducati's last V-Twin superbike, the 1299 Panigale S is a special motorcycle to many.  Since the introduction of the V4 engine layout, Ducati hasn't announced any plans of re-releasing a V-Twin format, which makes this model very special.  

Starting with some numbers, the 1299S Panigale weighs 420lbs wet, and the 1285cc v-twin engine develops 197hp and 101 lb ft of torque at the crank. This is the lightest and most powerful bike Ducati had ever released at the time by quite some margin. A bit of quick math suggests that on its own it boasts a power-to-weight ratio of around 1200bhp/ton, and even with an average weighted rider, it still manages around 850bhp/ton, around 100 more than a Bugatti Chiron. That alone should tell you that the 1299 Panigale S is pretty much a hot blooded Italian rocket with wheels.

Of course Socal Superbikes decided to turn up the juice per usual, so this one sports a custom ECU tune to accommodate the SC Project exhaust and the higher flow K&N Air Filter.  What superbike would be complete without it dripping in Carbon Fiber? Tasteful parts of the bike were swapped out with top-shelf carbon fiber replacements which further enhances the signature Ducati red sculpted bodywork.  CRG Carbon Fiber levers were fitted, well, why not?  Speedymoto sliders were fitted across the bike just in case...

Rizoma rear sets found a very exquisite home on this particular firecracker.  The bike comes standard with Ohlins suspension front and back, however this particular model comes with electronic dampening standard which makes it laser sharp throughout the corners.