WSBK » Wraps come off Alstare Ducati 1199

Alstare Ducati reveals its much anticipated 2013 World Superbike Championship contender based around the all-new Ducati 1199 Panigale R.

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Piranhapainting - Unregistered

February 07, 2013 2:40 PM

I Guess you don't like Ducati, anyway i think you will not be the only one....
We wanted to make e a good looking bike as usual, so if you take a look at the comments i think we did a good job.
I hope we will see some intense SBK racing this year, that's why we do it for.
And may the best win.

chooch - Unregistered

February 07, 2013 3:22 PM

cheaters? that's as ignorant as saying the others are cheating for having two extra pistons. do the actual math, there is a reason its allowed. bike looks lovely, hopefully it delivers and the racing is intense. its better if they can be fighting for victory. the more the merrier

68790 - Unregistered

February 07, 2013 3:29 PM

So, let's get this straight: in a championship for PRODUCTION motorcycles, Ducati gets lambasted for providing a (arguably) great looking bike with a unique engine offering. I suppose they should just make an inline four like every other manufacturer?

WSBK already adjusts the rules to level the competition. Why do you think Checa went from World Champion to mid-pack runner on the same bike? If the Panigale runs the table, they'll do it again.

So stop crying about "cheating" and just enjoy the fact that not every bike out there is a carbon copy of the same boring aluminum frame inline four template.


February 07, 2013 7:45 PM

re: "The iconic Italian manufacturer switches from the ultra successful 1098R - winner of 51 WSBK races and two riders' titles - to the new 1199 Panigale twin this season following a year of intensive development behind the scenes."

not that intensive. the pani's development got stalled by the buy-out same as the GP program.

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