The new Ducati 959 Panigale superbike was unveiled at the India Bike Week in Goa on Friday. The bike shares the same innovative stylistic features that characterise the 1299 Panigale, but with an engine designed for a more accessible, everyday riding experience and equally thrilling on the race track.
"We are very excited to bring the new super-mid Ducati Superbike to India," said Ravi Avalur, managing director, Ducati India. "The Ducati 959 Panigale is the perfect balance between impressive design and breath-taking performance and it embodies Ducati's premium sportbike culture."
With increased power and torque balanced with safety-enhanced electronics and stunningly beautiful styling, every last detail of the 959 Panigale pays tribute to Ducati's legendary racing heritage.
The new 955cc L-twin power unit is the first Superquadro with Euro 4 emissions approval and will be available in traditional Ducati red with black wheels at Rs14.04 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi NCR) from July. Bookings for the 959 Panigale are open at Ducati dealerships.
Strengthening its presence in India and reaching out to motorcyclists, Ducati India will soon announce a dealership in a new city underlining plans to expand the network throughout 2016. Ducati currently has dealerships in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore.