Ducati’s Panigale named ‘Most Beautiful’

Ducati’s 1199 Panigale Superbike was awarded the “Most Beautiful Bike of the Show” at EICMA Sunday in an honor voted on by show attendees.

More than 13,800 visitors participated in the poll that was organized by Italian motorcycle publication Motociclismo.” The Panigale secured more than half of the votes, with 53.4 percent in favor of the bike. The MV Agusta F3 followed with 17 percent of the vote, and the Husqvarna Nuda 900R received 3 percent.

The award was presented on the final day of EICMA, at a ceremony attended by Pierfrancesco Caliari, general secretary of Confindustria ANCMA/EICMA; Piero Bacchetti, president of Edisport Editoriale; and Gianandrea Fabbro, senior designer from the Ducati Design Center responsible for the motorcycle. The 1199 Panigale, 1199 Panigale S and 1199 Panigale S Tricolore were each unveiled at EICMA, which began Nov. 10. The bike is expected to hit showrooms in 2012.

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