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Essential Gear for the Superbike Rider

If it doesn't help lower lap times or make you safer, it doesn't belong on the bike. Such is the way of the superbike rider.

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Behind the Wheel: Ducati Panigale 1199 R

Limited in production but not in power, the Ducati Panigale 1199 R ($31,000) is a cross between a Navy Seal and Usain Bolt. It's got carbon fiber and titanium for bones, a computer for a brain and a 195-horsepower engine revving to 12,000 rpm for a heart. We took it out for a few days -- after we updated our will.

Light, tight, ready to fight

Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Ducati motorcycles are the kind of machines that make us sweat, bleed and tear up all at once -- and that's a good thing. The introduction of the king of the Ducati superbikes makes us grovel. The Ducati 1199 Panigale