Ducati launches 959 Panigale Superbike in India

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 6, 2016, 7:39 pm IST
Updated Jun 6, 2016, 7:51 pm IST
959 Panigale is now available for sale in the country at a price of Rs. 14.04 lakhs.
Ducati launches 959 Panigale. (Photo: Ducati)
 Ducati launches 959 Panigale. (Photo: Ducati)

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.





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