Daily life with a Ducati Panigale: what is it like to ride in the city?
After testing the Ducati 1199 Panigale on the pristine Yas Marina Circuit racetrack in Abu Dhabi and the stunning new Circuit of the Americas track in Austin, Texas, I basked in the real life fantasy of closed courses coupled with raw horsepower.
As immensely capable as the Panigale R and S may have been under those circumstances, racetrack riding is still a thin sliver of the environments in which most owners will actually ride their motorcycles.
That said, I decided to ask the favor of borrowing a Panigale S for street use and spend a week riding the red beauty around the streets and freeways of Los Angeles, if only to see if bike held up under more pedestrian usage.
Here are five things I learned about the Ducati 1199 Panigale from the street riding experience.
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