Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore
Hi everyone, this is Tamiya’s recent 1/12 kit of Ducati’s latest attempt to conquer the super bike world. Thanks to everyone who followed the work in progress, the build stages can be seen over in Groups.
The kit itself was for the standard 1199 S, but I managed to find some after market decals for the ‘Tricolore’ colour scheme, which comes with the Termignoni exhaust system decals. I also used Tamiya’s metal front fork set for the build. Everything else was built from the box.
As a bike enthusiast myself, it is general consensus throughout the motorcycle community that the 1199 is an awesome machine. Ducati’s official specs for the engine boast 195hp standard with a kerb weight of only 164 kg. In testing Motorcycle Consumer News (MCN) measured 175 horses at the rear wheel, and a 0-60mph time of 2.98 seconds. The bike also hit the quarter mile in 9.91 seconds @145.95mph.
The kit itself is top notch, everything that you would expect from a modern Tamiya kit and more. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is into their bike kits. I might even build a racing version of one at some point!
Thanks for looking.
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