2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse launched in India at Rs 15.2 lakh

Abhishek Samuel Updated: September 25, 2018, 05:33 PM IST

Ducati India has launched the 2018 959 Panigale Corse in the country at Rs 15.2 lakh (ex-showroom). The version being sold in India also features a special paint job inspired by the factory Ducati race prototype in MotoGP, the Desmosedici GP 18 and also sports black wheels. The Ducati 959 Panigale Corse comes powered by a 955cc Superquadro engine that outputs 150PS / 102Nm. Bookings for the Panigale Corse are open at dealerships across the country. Ducati India will also display the motorcycle at its first edition of the DRE Track Days in the country in October.

Here is the full press release from Ducati India:
Luxury motorcycle manufacturer Ducati, today announced the launch of the 959 Panigale Corse in India at a price of INR 15,20,000 (Ex-Showroom, India). The version coming to India is a special edition sporting a dedicated livery inspired by the Ducati Corse MotoGP colours.

Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India Pvt. Ltd. said, "The Panigale has always been the definite Ducati superbike that allows biking enthusiasts to have an unparalleled experience on a race track. The 959 Panigale embodies absolute excellence through the advanced electronics package that inspires confidence and allows riders to explore the limit. In this special Corse livery, the 959 looks much more special and unique as the paint scheme is inspired by the colours of our MotoGP bike, the Desmosedici GP 18."

The 959 Panigale Corse gets a 955 cc Superquadro engine that is Euro 4 type-approved. 110 kW (150 Hp) of power at 10,500 rpm and a torque of 102 Nm (75 lb-ft) at 9,000 rpm are numbers worthy of a Superbike, which on the 959 Panigale Corse are managed not only by an advanced chassis but also by a top-of-the-line technical package.

To inspire confidence when riding at any speed in varying conditions, the 959 Panigale Corse is equipped with a state of the art electronics package which includes the latest generation two channel Bosch ABS 9MP, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Engine Brake Control (EBC) and Ride-by-Wire (RbW).

Thanks to the Ducati Riding Modes, the electronic settings can be altered differently to give the bike three different personalities. The 3 Riding Modes available in the 959 Panigale Corse are Race, Sport and Wet. However, the version available in India is not equipped with the Ohlins suspensions, lithium battery, Ohlins steering damper and Ducati Performance titanium silencers by Akrapovic.

The 959 Panigale Corse comes with the Ducati Corse livery with black wheels. Bookings are now open across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata & Chennai and the motorcycle will be displayed at DRE Track Days, which will be held at the Buddh International Circuit, on 13th and 14th October.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 15,30,000
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