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2020 Ducati Panigale V2 bookings open in India, Launch Soon

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Ducati India has opened pre-launch bookings for the BS6 emissions-compliant Ducati Panigale V2 in the Indian market and customers can now book the Panigale V2 by visiting the nearest Ducati Store and book the motorcycle for an initial amount of INR 100,000 till the current stock lasts. The brand has not yet revealed the Launch Dates but the brand’s first BS6 model in India, the Panigale V2 is expected to be launched in the coming weeks. 

Ducati India has also announced that the brand will commence deliveries on the Ducati Panigale V2 soon after its launch and the motorcycle will be available on display across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata, and Chennai. Ducati will also begin test rides of the Panigale V2 shortly after its launch under the brand’s ‘Ducati Cares’ program which ensures the practice of safety measure in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Ducati Panigale V2 is powered by a BS6 compliant 955cc Superquadro, liquid-cooled, L-twin-cylinder equipped with a 4-valve per cylinder Desmodromic valve-train, electronic fuel injection system, twin injectors per cylinder and full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies that produce 155 hp of power and 104 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed transmission with bi-directional Ducati Quick Shift (DQS EVO) and a hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multi-plate clutch. The new engine is more compact than the Desmosedici Stradale creating a leaner less intimidating visual appearance as compared to the Panigale V4. 

In terms of styling, the new Ducati Panigale V2 draws its design highlights from the Ducati Panigale V4 and features a sharp aerodynamic front nose around a monocoque frame with twin split headlamp units integrated with LED daytime running lamps, bubble windscreen, split seats with a raised tail section, a 4.3-inch full-colour TFT instruments display, and unlike the outgoing model, the Panigale V2 features an aluminium single-sided swingarm and a mid-ship exhaust. 

More details on the new Ducati Panigale V2 will be revealed closer to its launch and it is estimated to be priced around the INR 16 lakh mark.