Ducati’s first all-new sportbike in nearly 25 years is unlike anything that came before it, and a complete departure from the previous 1198. The signature trellis frame—a constant since the late-’70s Pantahs—is gone, replaced by … nothing. Like the legendary Britten V1100 and the Vincent Black Shadow before it, the Panigale’s supporting structures bolt directly to the engine’s cylinder heads and crankcase. The new 1199cc engine still splays its cylinders at 90 degrees and operates its valves via desmodromics, but that’s it. The 112mm bore is a full 6mm wider than the 1198’s, while the stroke is more than 7mm shorter. Redline has been raised to 11,500 rpm, making this the highest-revving production V-twin ever. And with 158 bhp and 80 lb.-ft. of torque, it’s the most powerful, too. Cams are turned by roller chains and gears rather than belts, and a wet clutch replaces the old dry one. So long, trademark _jingle-jangle _rattle and cam-belt changes; hello, smooth engagement and longer service intervals.