The automobile industries are ready to drizzle with number of new launch on 2016. After Ducati Panigale 899, 1299. This time Ducati is ready to launch its supermid model with more powerful engine, even more versatile. Its elder sibling Panigale 1299 is already ruling on race tracks but the revision includes larger engine with some changes to meet Euro 4 noise emission standards along with the changes to its chassis.



Ducati creates a product for the desiring motorcyclists within the exclusive world of high performance Ducati racing. New Ducati Panigale 959 comes in two versions the European and the U.S version. Both are equipped with dual exhaust canister setup. Its engine is designed for a amusing everyday riding experience.


Ducati says “Its new 955cm3 twin cylinder power unit, the first superquardo engine who have obtained Euro4 type approval”.



The Panigale sports has a breathtaking design with fully adjustable suspension which gives effortless handling and proven to be a weapon for roads and tracks.

Panigale 959 delivers 157hp at 10,500 rpm due to its larger displacement and increased piston stroke, from 57.2 to 60.8mm. It comes with a set of grippy, Pirelli Diable Rosso Corsa tires whose front brake are radially mounted Mohobloc M4-32 Breambo Callipers, with 2, 320mm disc.( The black brake comes with 245mm disc). This is actually capable enough for emergencies.



2016, Panigale 959 tail area is divided into two sections, plus reshaped foot-pegs and machine billet aluminium foot pegs which is alike to its bigger brother- Panigale 1299.


Specification at a glance:


Type: Superquadro(L-twin cylinder), 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled

Displacement955 cc

Bore x Stroke100 x 60,8 mm

Compression ratio12.5:1

Power: 115.5 kW (157 hp) @ 10,500 rpm

Torque: 107.4 Nm (79.2 lb-ft) @ 9,000 rpm

Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.


Fuel injection

Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full Ride-by-Wire elliptical throttle bodies


Gearbox: 6 speed with DQS Ducati Quick Shift

Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43

Clutch: Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control


Frame: Monocoque Aluminium

Rear suspension: Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum double-sided swingarm

Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston calliper ABS as standard equipment

Instrumentation: Full LCD Display

Dimensions and weight

Dry weight: 176 kg (387.2 lb). Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.

Wet weight (KERB): 200 kg (440 lb). Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).

Seat height: 810mm

Wheelbase: 1,431 mm (56.34 in)

Rake: 24°

Trail: 96mm (3.78in)

Fuel tank capacity: 17l – 4.5 gallon (US)


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By Arpit Agarwal


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