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2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse coming to India

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Ducati will launch the new 959 Panigale Corse edition in India very soon, reports Autocar India. The new variant of the Ducati 959 Panigale will reportedly arrive with a price tag of approximately INR 16 lakh (ex-showroom, India), which is about INR 1.5 lakh more than the standard model. The booking amount for the motorcycle is INR 2 lakh.

Apart from the new livery, which is inspired by Ducati’s MotoGP machine, the 959 Panigale Corse will also come equipped with Ohlins suspension and Ducati Performance silencers in titanium by Akrapovic. At the front is a multi-adjustable titanium-nitride treated NIX30 fork with a diameter of 43 mm, while at the rear is a multi-adjustable TTX36 shock absorber. Apart from the Ohlins sourced suspension, the Panigale 959 Corse also gets an adjustable steering damper from the Swedish brand.

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The engine specifications, however, remain unchanged and the 959 Panigale Corse continues to use the same 955 cc L-twin cylinder, four valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled, EURO 4 compliant engine which delivers 150 hp of power at 10,500 rpm and 102 Nm of peak torque at 9,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission that features Ducati Quick Shift. The Ducati Riding Mode offers three different maps on the 959 Panigale Corse –Race, Sport and Wet.

Anchoring tasks are performed by twin, 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc M4.32 4-piston callipers at the front and a 245 mm disc, with 2-piston calliper at the rear. Bosch ABS comes as standard. The 959 Panigale Corse tips the weighing scale at 197.5 kg (kerb), which is 2.5 kg less than the standard 959 Panigale. The reduction in weight comes through the use of lithium-ion battery and the titanium silencer.

All the ride related data is displayed on a multifunctional LCD unit. The layout of the display is derived from the experience gained by Ducati Corse in motorsport competitions.

The 959 Panigale Corse also gets a comprehensive electronics package that includes:

  • ABS
  • Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
  • Ducati Quick Shift (DQS)
  • Engine Brake Control (EBC)
  • Ride-by-Wire (RbW)

The new 959 Panigale Corse will be sold alongside the standard model in the Indian market. The official announcement will come in a few weeks when Ducati will announce the India prices of the new 959 Panigale Corse.