Not only that but bragging rights, plus it feels good to know you own the top model and aren't depriving yourself of anything when it comes to a specific bike.Go big or go home, right!? Do you think many people will splurge and go for the S model? The 899 Panigale is already really powerful. Are people going to want even more power?
Of course they will! People want more and more power. More and more fun. As long as people are safe.
This is really a track bike. People won' be able to take the bike to its limits on the highway. Only for really experienced riders.
pulled from an article about the 899s UK availability. So to me that indicates they are not exactly finished with the 899. But then we get into the question of how much over lap will there be between an 899 S or R vs regular 1199 Panigale?Ducati is passionately committed to further development of the Panigale concept both on the track and on the street
Likely, but still whats going to make the 899 S more attractive than a base 1199? Unless the 899 is going to be your dedicated track bike I see no point...