Ducati Superbike 959 Panigale

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Complete details of Superbike 959 Panigale Motorcycle

Launched at the 2016 India Bike Week, Superbike Panigale 959 is Ducati's best selling mid-range sports bike. It is inspired from one of the highly rated premium sports bike, Panigale 1299. It is built on an improved chassis, integrated with aluminum monocoque frame on which engine is mounted as a structural element.

Similar to the Panigale 1299, the fairing of 959 gets an LED lamp and a larger air intake with new windshield on the top. 959 uses twin cylinder 955 cc Superquadro liquid-cooled engine, capable of producing 157 bhp and 107 Nm of torque. Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system is used in this motorcycle. Ducati offers; race, sport and wet riding modes for the 959. Moreover the usual electronic packages like ABS, traction control, quick shift, ride-by-wire throttle is also deployed in this super bike. This 955 cc engine transmits power using a 6 speed manual gear box with Ducati Quick Shift mechanism.

The front suspension is fully adjustable with BPF forks and the rear suspension consists of aluminum double sided swingarm with fully adjustable Sach units. 320mm dual (front) and 245mm single (rear) discs along with radially mounted Brembo calipers deals with the braking department. Ducati has used dual canister exhaust system with Euro 4 emission norms.

Triumph Daytona 675R, MV Agusta F3 800 and Aprilia RSV4 RF are the alternatives for 959.

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Price Rs. 14,58,000 [Ex-showroom, New Delhi]

The given price can change depending on the colour and other features like alloy wheels, disc brakes, accessories etc.

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Colours

Red and Arctic white silk



Technical Specifications
TypeMotorcycle
Engine Displacement955.00 cc
Engine TypeSuperquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Bore x Stroke100mm x 60.8mm
Compression Ratio12.5:1
ClutchSlipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Maximum Power115.5 kW @ 10500 rpm
Maximum Torque107.4 Nm @ 9000 rpm
Transmission6 speed with DQS Ducati Quick Shift
Electricals
Battery
Brakes
Front Brake2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston callipers ABS as stan
Rear Brake245mm disc, 2-piston calliper ABS as standard equipment
Chassis and Suspension
FrameMonocoque Aluminium
Front SuspensionFully adjustable Showa BPF fork. 43 mm chromed inner tubes
Rear SuspensionFully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum double-sided swingarm
Tyres
Wheel Type
Front Tyre120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Rear Tyre180/60 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Dimensions
Length x Width x Height2056 x 810 x 1115 mm
Wheelbase1431 mm
Weight176 kg
Petrol Tank Capacity17 litres

First Impression Review

Ducati Panigale 959

The Panigale 959 is the younger sibling from the Panigale Family and is also one the best selling mid-range sports bike from Ducati. The Design and making of the Superbike Panigale 959 are drawn from taking inspiration from its elder sibling, Panigale 1299.

Ducati has given the Panigale 959 an almost identical design characteristic that resonates with the Panigale 1299. The front fairing, LED lamp and new windshield leave this design similarity. The Bikes comes modern technologies like the Riding Modes, Power Modes, ABS, DTC, DQS, EBC, Fully RbW, Steering damper as a standard equipment.

Ducati Panigale 959

Engine

The Panigale 959 uses 955 cc Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine, capable of producing 157 bhp @ 10,500 rpm and 107 Nm torque @ 9,000 rpm. The Panigale 959 uses Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system along with twin injectors per cylinder and Full Ride-by-Wire elliptical throttle bodies. The massive engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with DQS Ducati Quick Shift mechanism.

Ducati Panigale 959

The new engine made for the 959 is very smooth while riding at top speeds and reaches quick speeds figures with the help of riding modes with good exhilaration.The rider can switch between riding modes, race and wet to accommodate to the type of road he engages.

Chassis, Suspension & Braking

The Panigale 959 uses a Monocoque Aluminium frame, which allows the air to pass through the centre of the motorcycle and helps in cooling the engine down to optimal temperature and this increases the performance of the bike. The braking system of the Panigale is very outstanding with the 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston callipers ABS as standard equipment at the front and a 245mm disc, 2-piston calliper ABS as standard equipment at the rear provides good handling and controllability while on track and as well as on road.

Ducati Panigale 959

The front suspension of the 959 comes with fully adjustable BPF forks 43 mm chromed inner tubes and the rear suspension consists of a fully adjustable Sachs unit with the Aluminum double-sided swingarm. The Panigale 959 has a dry weight of 176 kg.

Verdict

The Superbike Panigale 959 is a good upgrade over the previous with the new Superquadro engine, the 955cc engine sure does the magic while on track and more. The engineers back at Ducati really deserves the praise to make this sports bike worth more beyond than what it states on paper. The Ducati Panigale 959 is a mean machine that has the capacity to show whats it made for once when it touches the track ground.
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