Did you know that you can lease Ducatis? That and the test ride on the Panigale 1199 were too much of a temptation for me. I came back to the dealer in Weimar when they had just unpacked a new one from the truck. Predestination! It is mine now (leased for three years, all inspections included) and I’m eagerly awaiting delivery Wednesday before Easter.
And why Pannonica? Jazz fans will know her as the benefactor who instituted a pensioner’s home for old Jazz musicians. Her name sounds similar to Panigale in my ears. Last but not least, any vehicle that is a lot of fun but can eventually kill you should be named after a woman…