Ducati releases 2012 lineup

Ducati's finally released official pictures of the Panigale superbike.
Ducati's finally released official pictures of the Panigale superbike.

Ducati unveiled their 2012 lineup today at Milan, with more details about the new 1199 superbike, as well as some other changes.

There’s been plenty of buzz about Ducati’s new 1199 Panigale superbike all year long, and now we’ve got pricing numbers as well as other specs.

Along with the massively oversquare Superquadro 195hp twin-cylinder engine and 164kg dry weight, the Panigale will feature traction control, ride-by-wire engine management, and ABS.

Ducati's 848 EVO Corse Special Edition is one of the first supersports to feature traction control.

There will be three versions of the bike, including a base model, an S version, and a red, white and green Tricolore version to show off the bike’s Italian heritage.

Pricing is $19,995 for the base Panigale, $24,995 for the S model, and $29,995 for the Tricolore.

Ducati’s 2012 superbike range also includes the new 848 EVO Corse Special Edition, with special Corse paint scheme and enhanced electronics, including eight-mode traction control.

If you've been crying out for a chromed-up Diavel, then here's what you've been waiting for - the Cromo edition.

Ducati is also fielding a new Streetfighter in 2012, the Streetfighter 848, and a new variation of the Diavel power cruiser, the Diavel Cromo. The Cromo, as the name implies, is basically a chromed-up Diavel, with a new retro-styled seat and some mirrored finish pieces.

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