The story of today may shock some of you (if you are a ducatisti of course), because we have more and more rumors about an upcoming small displacement sport bike from Ducati!
First you need to know that is just a rumor, nothing official or any leak from Borgo panigale headquarter, it just a suggestion, a dream for young rider, whom dreamed and still dreaming about this new Ducati Panigale 1299, so what if Ducati decided to unveil a 300cc Panigale, it will be just a world premiere, it will create an event in an event (EICMA 2015), why we are talking about this now because Ducati don’t have any bike in the small displacement sport bike category, and it will be absolutely vital for the brand to utilize this segment to attract some young rider and make them potential future ducatsiti! You don’t believe that, just take a look at the Austrian rival KTM: they had 3 sport bike in the small displacement sport bike (correct me if I’m wrong) RC125, RC200 and the RC390, and they are already well implanted in the world, the Bavarian rival BMW also is planning to enter this market with a 300cc sportbike or naked bike, and we already know that the Japanese had their little sport bike in this market from a while ago(Yamaha R3, KAWY Ninja 300, CBR 300RR).
The rumored Ducati “Panigale 300” will probably use a twin cylinder engine, and could carry the aesthetic code of the Panigale 1299(which will be great), but until now it’s just a rumor, and to learn more about it, just wait and see.
Note: 300cc is just our thought, it could be 325,345,359...or something else around 300, and since it is a rumor, nobody care about the cc.