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IBW 2016- Ducati unveils the 959 Panigale. Launch July 2016

Ducati unveiled the 959 Panigale at the India Bike Week (IBW) in Goa. The 959 Panigale will be available in Ducati red colour with black alloys at INR 14.04 lakh (ex-Delhi NCR) from July 2016. Booking for the 959 Panigale are open at Ducati dealerships.

The 959 Panigale is powered by a 955cc, L-twin engine which produces 157hp and peak torque of 107.4 Nm at 9,000 rpm. mated to 6-speed Ducati Quick Shift transmission. The engine meets Euro IV norms.

The bike gets a monocoque aluminium frame and has a kerb weight of 195 kg.

Press Release

●     Ducati 959 Panigale in showrooms from July 2016

●     The super-mid Ducati to be priced at INR 14,04,000 (ex-showroom Delhi NCR)

●     Ducati to announce a new dealership expanding its presence in India

Goa, 19 February, 2016: Ducati unveiled its new superbike Ducati 959 Panigale amidst Ducatisti and motorcyclists from around the country at the India Bike Week (IBW) today. The Ducati 959 Panigale shares the same innovative stylistic features that characterise the 1299 Panigale – but with an engine designed for a more accessible, everyday riding experience and equally thrilling on the race track.

Ravi Avalur, Managing Director of 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.”

With increased power and torque balanced with safety-enhanced electronics and stunningly beautiful styling, every last detail of the 959 Panigale pays tribute to Ducati’s legendary racing heritage.  The new 955cc L-twin power unit is the first Superquadro with Euro 4 emissions approval and will be available in traditional Ducati red with black wheels at INR 14,04,000 (ex-showroom Delhi NCR) from July 2016. Booking for the 959 Panigale are open at Ducati dealerships.

Strengthening its presence in India and reaching out to motorcyclists, Ducati India will very soon announce a dealership in a new city underlining the company’s plans to expand the Ducati India network throughout 2016. Ducati currently has dealerships in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore.

About Ducati

Founded in 1926, Ducati has been producing sport-inspired motorcycles since 1946. Today, their motorcycles are characterized by performance engines with Desmodromic valve actuation, innovative design and avant-garde technology. Covering several market segments, Ducati’s range of motorcycles is divided into model families which include: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, Scrambler, Streetfighter and Superbike.

These authentic icons of “made in Italy”, together with an extensive range of associated accessories and technical and lifestyle apparel, are distributed in over 80 countries around the world, with concentration on the European, North American and Asia-Pacific markets. In addition to the Bologna factory located in the Borgo Panigale area, Ducati has a plant in Thailand, which opened in 2011 and assembles motorcycles for the Asian market, and, since 2012, another in Brazil that assembles motorcycles for South America.

Ducati competes in both the World Superbike and MotoGP World Championships. In Superbike Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers’ titles and 14 Riders’ titles and in 2011 passed the historic milestone of 300 race victories. Ducati have participated in MotoGP since 2003, winning both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.

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