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    The Ducati 959 Panigale is a middle weight sports bike that will replace the existing 899 Panigale. The bike will be manufactured in Thailand and come to India via the CBU route. It will be officially available in showrooms from July, 2016 onwards in the existing dealerships at New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

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    Powering the new Ducati 959 Panigale is a new 955cc, 90-degree, V-twin, Superqudro, Desmodromic, liquid-cooled engine that is tuned to churn out 157bhp of power at 10,500rpm and 107.4Nm of torque at 9,000rpm matched to a 6-speed Ducati Quick Shift gearbox.

    Ravi Avalur, Managing Director, Ducati India said:
    "We are very excited to bring the new super-mid Ducati Superbike to India. The Ducati 959 Panigale is the perfect balance between impressive design and breath-taking performance and it embodies Ducati's premium sportbike culture."
    Ducati to launch 959 Panigale in July, priced at Rs 14.04 lakh - The Economic Times

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    Re: Ducati 959 Panigale launched at Rs 14 Lakh in India

    Looks are damn hot!
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      Re: Ducati 959 Panigale launched at Rs 14 Lakh in India

      Well, the Junior Panigale has almost become the Litre class, and perhaps it had to, as the world progresses.. The wet weight now stands at 195 kgs though, although there's weight saving potential in aftermarket exhausts apparently.

      This 899 Panigale was restroked, and slightly reengineered with new parts, so that a new Euro IV compliant Ducati doesn't make less power than older one. And truly so....



      Gone are the days, when media used to compare Ducati 749/ 848 to 600cc sportsbikes. Today, it would be basically pointless seeing a 955cc's power curve float over the 600cc crowd like a kite string.
      I guess, they should've kept a junior Panigale in the 600-900cc range, but whether or not such a bike is needed now, only Ducati can say.

      I still think the Panigale concept of having an engine block as a frame, is amazing. Love this bike. We saw its spy pics here: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/news/329...continued.html
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        Re: Ducati 959 Panigale launched at Rs 14 Lakh in India

        It's beautiful! I loved the looks of the bike with Akrapovic Titanium exhaust which I'm sure costs a bomb. Hope they manage to fix the heating issues that were reported for 899 exhaust.
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