Ducati has launched the 959 Panigale Corse motorcycle in India with prices starting from INR 15.2 lakh ex-showroom. This is a special edition model launched in India with new livery based on the MotoGP Ducati Corse paint scheme.
Powering the bike is a 955cc, Superquadro, Euro4 engine producing 157 BHP of power and 107.4 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox. Now, at this price, you can get a 200 HP motorcycle in the form of a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R here in India, but for those who want something different, this Ducati 959 Panigale Corse is for them.
The bike comes equipped with features like traction control, quickshifter, engine brake control, ride-by-wire, Bosch 9 ABS system and 3 riding modes. BUT, the model sold in India does miss out on features compared to what we see in International markets. The Ducati 959 Panigale Corse for India does not get Ohlins suspension, no lithium batter, no Ohlins steering damper and also no Akrapovic performance titanium exhaust.
Bookings are now open, and the bike will be displayed at the DRE track day on 13-14th October, at the Buddh International Circuit.