Ducati 959 Panigale Superbike launched in India

There’s something eerie about the enigma of the superbike, be it the thundering roar of the engine or the aesthetic looks, superbikes are usually an apple to the eye. Nobody’s immune to it.

Ducati, a forefront manufacturer in the superbike world, launched its new savvy model 959 Panigale in India via 2016 Indian Bike Week held in Goa. In fact, a company that’s synonymous to the world superbike, this one was one such step to appeasing the Indian superbike enthusiasts.

Ducati 959 Panigale

For starters, the bike is priced at 14.04 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and features a host of thespecification that’s worth the shot.

Let’s have our take on the new variant of Ducati, the 959 Panigale in our blog today. Gear up guys, the race’s about to begin.

Synopsis

Borrowing the platform from its eldest sibling, the 1299 Panigale, this one features new ergonomic split-section tailpiece along with refreshed air intakes. There’s these new angular rear view mirrors abbreviated with newbillet machined aluminum foot pegs.

Itching to get your hands on the accelerator, hold on, don’t you wanna know the monster inside the Ducati frames.

Performance

Ducati packs a powerful L-twin Superquadro 955cc engine that yields 157 Bhp of peak power @10500 rpm. The torque measures at 107.4 Nm @9000 rpm at peak stage. The engine is mated to a 6-speed Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) transmission gearbox.

Plenty to roll your foot on, aye? Here’s a quick cheat for you. These Quick Shifter paired with slipper clutch helps for faster gear changes.

Safety Measures

Superbikes aren’t just meant to roar on the roads, there need to be safety precautions attached to it. Here’s what Ducati offers in the safety departments, Anti-Braking System (ABS), Ducati Traction Control (DTC) along with Engine Brake Control (EBC). That should be enough to make sure your superbike stays within control.

Competitors

There’s a few more superbikes that plies their trade on the sub-par 1000 cc range. The prime competitors for this 959 Panigale comes from the ventures of Suzuki in the ilk of GSX-S1000 AND GSX-S1000F.

Ducati does feature on the expensive side as the offerings from Suzuki are priced under 13 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). However, bulking a little more of your wallet shall land you a beast of a superbike.

Manufacturer Warranty

Ducati offers this recent acquisition into its superbike segment with a service after every 12000 km. The prime Italian company further offers a 2-year warranty on engine along with unlimited mileage warranty

Our Verdict

When a company in the ilk of Ducati offers such a power-packed beast for the superbike enthusiasts, the best option is to just go for it. Ride it down the roads with the roaring sound of the engine and you’re sure to have a few onlookers.  It’s time your garage paved way to the new Ducati 959 Panigale.

 

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