Ducati 959 Panigale Corse Launched In India Sans Top-shelf Components

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  • Sep 25, 2018
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That means no Ohlins suspension or Akrapovic exhaust either

Ducati India has launched the 959 Panigale Corse in the country today. Priced at Rs 15.20 lakh (ex-showroom Pan-India), the special edition motorcycle is around Rs 67,000 costlier than the standard model. So what do you get for the extra moolah? Unique special Corse livery inspired from the firm's MotoGP bike, the Desmosedici GP 18.

What else? Well, that's pretty much it. Unlike the international-spec model, the India-bound 959 Panigale Corse misses out on top-shelf components like Ohlins suspensions, titanium dual-exhaust from Akrapovic, Pirelli slicks and more. This might be done as a cost-saving measure.

Powering the motorcycle is the same engine found in the standard model. This ‘Superquadro’ 955cc L-Twin engine develops 150PS of maximum power and 107Nm of peak torque. Electronic aids include dual-channel Bosch ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Engine Brake Control and ride-by-wire system. The bike also gets three riding modes - Race, Sport and Wet.

Bookings for the motorcycle are open across all dealerships in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata and Chennai. Ducati plans on showcasing the motorcycle at DRE Track Days, which will be held at the Buddh International circuit on 13 and 14 October 2018.

Press Release -

Ducati launches the 959 Panigale Corse in India

• The special edition 959 Panigale Corse launched at INR 15,20,000 (Ex-Showroom, India), bookings now open across all Ducati dealerships
• The 959 Panigale Corse gets a dedicated color scheme inspired by the colors of the MotoGP

New Delhi, 25 September 2018: Luxury motorcycle manufacturer Ducati, today announced the launch of the 959 Panigale Corse in India at a price of INR 15,20,000 (Ex-Showroom, India). The version coming to India is a special edition sporting a dedicated livery inspired by the Ducati Corse MotoGP colours.

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.”

The 959 Panigale Corse gets a 955 cc Superquadro engine that is Euro 4 type-approved. 157Hhp of power at 10,500 rpm and a torque of 107.4 Nm at 9,000 rpm are numbers worthy of a Superbike, which on the 959 Panigale Corse are managed not only by an advanced chassis but also by a top-of-the-line technical package.

To inspire confidence when riding at any speed in varying conditions, the 959 Panigale Corse is equipped with a state of the art electronics package which includes the latest generation two channel Bosch ABS 9MP, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Engine Brake Control (EBC) and Ride-by-Wire (RbW). Thanks to the Ducati Riding Modes, the electronic settings can be altered differently to give the bike three different personalities.

The 3 Riding Modes available in the 959 Panigale Corse are Race, Sport and Wet. However, the version available in India is not equipped with the Ohlins suspensions, lithium battery, Ohlins steering damper and Ducati Performance titanium silencers by Akrapovic.

The 959 Panigale Corse comes with the Ducati Corse livery with black wheels. Bookings are now open across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata & Chennai and the motorcycle will be displayed at DRE Track Days, which will be held at the Buddh International Circuit, on 13th and 14th October.

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