Previously unveiled at EICMA 2015, Ducati has now finally launched its much awaited 959 Panigale in the Indian two-wheeler market at Rs. 14.04 lacs (ex-showroom, Delhi). India Bike Week 2016 witnessed its launch in Goa. Bookings for the hunk are going to start in the country in mid 2016. Besides the announcement, the company has also displayed four more products from its line-up- Hyperstrada, Scrambler, Multistrada and Diavel at Day 1 of the event. Undoubtedly, the bike would be having perfect body dynamics, which is the plus point here. Though, in economic terms, it is not going to be that cheap.
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Talking about the power dynamics of this Italian machine, it sports a new 955cc twin-cylinder engine that produces 157BHP at 10,500 RPM and peak torque of 107NM at 9000 RPM. Quite similar to its bigger sibling, 1299 Panigale, the 959 variant features new rear view mirrors. Moreover, it has got self-servo instrument, shorter wheelbase, traction control, steeper suspension, engine braking control, ride-by-wire mechanism, quick shifter, riding modes and Anti-lock braking system (ABS). There's a Ducati data analyzer, which keeps the track of performance and lap records.
Mr. Ravi Avalur, managing director, Ducati India, at the time of the launch, said, “We are very excited to bring the new super-mid Ducati Superbike to India. The Ducati 959 Panigale is the perfect balance between impressive design and breath-taking performance and it embodies Ducati’s premium sportbike culture."