The special edition Ducati 959 Panigale Corse has been launched in India at a price tag of Rs 15,20,000 (Ex-Showroom, India). Bookings are being accepted at company dealerships. Adorned in MotoGP coloured theme, the dedicated livery is a special edition offering.
Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The Panigale has always been the definite Ducati superbike that allows biking enthusiasts to have an unparalleled experience on a race track. The 959 Panigale embodies absolute excellence through the advanced electronics package that inspires confidence and allows riders to explore the limit. In this special Corse livery, the 959 looks much more special and unique as the paint scheme is inspired by the colours of our MotoGP bike, the Desmosedici GP 18.”
959 Panigale Corse gets power from a Euro 4 type-approved 955 cc Superquadro engine and returns max power of 157hp at 10,500 rpm and max torque of 107.4 Nm at 9,000 rpm supported by an advanced chassis and top notch tech package.
959 Panigale Corse is fitted with black wheels. Bookings are now open at the company’s Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata and Chennai dealership. Display bikes will be showcased at DRE Track Days to be held at Buddh International Circuit on 13th – 14th October.
Rider confidence at varying speeds and riding terrains gets a boost from its electronics package. This entertains the new-gen two channel Bosch ABS 9MP, Ducati Traction control (DTC), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Engine Brake Control (EBC) and Ride-by-Wire (RbW).
With Ducati Riding Modes, electronic settings can be adjusted to suit varying riding conditions. The 3 Riding Modes are Race, Sport and Wet. Unfortunately, the variant available in India does not feature Ohlins suspensions, lithium battery, Ohlins steering damper and Ducati Performance titanium silencers by Akrapovic. Ducati India did not reveal the reason behind not offering these features in India-spec variant.