Video: Ducati 1299 Panigale v Yamaha R1

r11299_wsmFrom 125cc learner bikes to 125mph-in-second-gear steeds, the latest edition of our 44Tea chat reviews features the beauty and the beast: Ducati’s 1299 Panigale versus the all-new Yamaha R1. You’ve probably already heard how fantastical they are on the track, chasing tenths against the stopwatch? Well, in this video we’re talking everyday vibes and usability, and how they behave on the road – an environment in which they’ll spend 90% of their lives. 

We covered most of the south of England during the two-week spank fest and ended up in Weston-Super-Mare: a typical British seaside town riddled with dog shit. A more in-depth dynamic written review is here, complete with dyno and all, though nothing says thorough road test quite like a pheasant in the ram-air duct. And a plastic fish…

 

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