959 Panigale is the latest superbike from the Italian superbike maker Ducati for the Indian market.. 959 Panigale is now available for sale in the country at a price of Rs. 14.04 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The bike made its Indian debut at the 2016 India Bike Week held in Goa.
Built on the same platform of its elder sibling 1299 Panigale, the 959 Panigale gets a new split-section tailpiece, refreshed air intakes, more angular rear view mirrors and new billet-machined aluminium foot pegs along with the safety features like ABS, Ducati Traction control (DTC) and Engine Brake control (EBC).
The new superbike of Ducati is powered by a 955cc L-twin Superquadro engine producing 157bhp @ 10500rpm of peak power and 107.4Nm @ 9000rpm of peak torque. The engine gets mated to a 6-speed DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) transmission gearbox. The Quick Shifter along with the slipper clutch helps for feaster gear changes.
Ducati 959 Panigale will be a tough competitor for Suzuki’s GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F superbikes and the other bikes in its segment. The Italian manufacturer offers its latest superbike with a service after every 12,000 kms along with a 2-year and unlimited mileage warranty.