Ducati finally took the covers off of their revolutionary new superbike - the 1199 Panigale at the Milan Show today, and MCN was there to capture the unveiling.
The 195bhp, 190kg 1199 Panigale V-twin superbike has an all-new cast aluminium monocoque chassis and the first all-new Ducati engine in almost 25 years.
The fact it starts at the unexpectedly low price of £14,995 for the base model and tops out at the unexpectedly high £23,495 for the 1199 S Tricolore is just the tip of the iceberg...
A significant portion of the additional cost over the base model is for increasing levels of electronic assistance - the Ducati 1199 has options for ABS, full electronically adjustable Ohlins suspension, traction control and even brake force distribution control.
To read all about the new 1199 Panigale, pick up a copy of the November 9 edition of MCN, which has a free 24-page supplement dedicated to the new Ducati.