Ducati has hit the ground running this week at the Intermot International Motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany. The Italian manufacturer has already introduced a number of updated models, including a special anniversary version of the Monster 696, 796 and 1100EVO. On the high-performance side of the stage, Ducati has announced its updated 848 EVO Corse Special Edition and 1199 Panigale RS13, which is “now ready to make its debut in the World Superbike series,” says the manufacturer.
Press material offers just a small glimpse at the performance advantages of the RS13, although photos from the event suggest that the race-spec 1199 will feature everything from a gas-charged Ohlins front fork to a complete Termogini exhaust system. No word on whether or not the twin-cylinder engine has gone under the knife, although it’s apparent the bike will roll on forged aluminum wheels, come equipped with massive Brembo brakes and feature its fair share of carbon fiber components.
Race-spec triple clamps (no word on potential geometry changes), an onslaught of new switches and rearsets further separate the RS13 from the standard 1199 Panigale S, which miraculously looks like a budget bike in the presence of its new, race-spec sibling. At the time of its introduction, no word was given on what the RS13 would cost race teams.