Ducati Malaysia introduced the champion of its current range, the 1199 Panigale Championship Edition, at the Welcome Centre of the Sepang International Circuit today, in conjunction with Round 6 of the World Superbike Championship (WSBK) being held in Malaysia over the weekend.
Making the event even more thrilling was the fact that it is the first time the World Superbike Championship has been held in Asia and the Ducati Superbike team riders, Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano, were present to unveil the bike that has created such a buzz amongst biking enthusiasts.
“As Malaysians we are proud that our country has been selected to host the World Superbike Championship (WSBK). This event marks another milestone for Malaysia; being one of the preferred destinations for Two-Wheel Tourism. In the spirit of the celebrating this momentous occasion, it is with great pleasure that we unveil the limited edition 1199 Panigale Championship Edition – available only in Malaysia,” said Mr. Juan Chow Wee, General Manager of Next Bike Sdn Bhd.
“Malaysia has one of the largest consumer bases for superbikes, which truly expresses our love for quality performance and speed. Our passion can also be seen through our tremendous support of international and local motorsport events such as the Superbike Championship (SBK), MotoGP and our very own Malaysian Super Series (MSS). At Ducati Malaysia, we continue to support and create opportunities for the growth of this motorsports industry and lifestyle. To further excite the market, we are amidst planning to introduce yet another Ducati superbike with an attractive pricing below RM99,000. This, we believe will enable more Ducati and premium quality motorcycle enthusiasts to join the world of Ducati,” added Mr. Juan.
Ducati Malaysia takes this model to new heights with the release of a limited number of Championship Edition units tailor-made for the local market. The 1199 Panigale Championship Edition features special livery, stickers and a back seat cover that has been signed exclusively by the Ducati Superbike team riders. Other enhancements include the addition of a full Termignoni racing exhaust, Ducati Corse Smoke Windshield, Ducati Carbon Clutch Casing Cover and Ducati Performance Aluminium Mirror Blind.
The 1199 Panigale Championship Edition is being offered at RM160,888 and is limited to just 10 units.