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Carlos Checa rides the 1199 Panigale

Posted on June 23, 2012 by acruhl

Carlos Checa, along with all of the other Ducati riders in the World Superbike championship, rode a race prepped 1199 Panigale at Misano during World Ducati Week.

An article at www.crash.net (click here) says that this bike is “superbike prepped”, but I see no evidence that it’s some preview of an 1199R. It has the race Ohlins suspension, Marchesini race wheels and a large radiator, but I don’t see any other major changes. It’s entirely possible that this is similar to a British Superbike (BSB) prepped bike which can have “superbike” suspension and different wheels but a mostly stock engine.

I like the fuel tank protectors!

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