Confirmed: Ducati India to launch Panigale V2 in August 2020
Ducati India is all ready to paint the country red next month with the launch of the Panigale V2 in August 2020. We hear select dealerships in the country have already started accepting bookings for the same, for a token amount of close to Rs 1 lakh. The upcoming supersport offering from the Italian motorcycle major replaces the 959 Panigale from the company's portfolio, that is priced at Rs 15.30 lakh. We expect the Panigale V2 to be priced Rs 1-1.2 lakh over the 959. Ducati recently unveiled the White Rosso livery which, we believe, will be on offer in India too.
We expect the Panigale V2 to be priced Rs 1-1.2 lakh over the 959.
As the name suggests, the motorcycle gets a new Euro 5 compliant V-twin engine with more displacement than the 959 Panigale. Also, the motorcycle sees a change in styling which takes it closer to the Panigales of day and age. With the Panigale V2, you effectively get the same face with the headlight projectors sitting deep inside the fairing along with the air intakes and laced with the same V-shaped daytime running lamp strip. The new fairing design is also more functional as the intake ducts are more efficient. The bike also has a more aggressive stance as the rear monoshock is now 2mm longer, resulting in a more nose down appearance.
The Panigale V2 uses the same, 955cc, 90-degree V-twin engine as before but the motor has received comprehensive updates to offer better performance and meet stricter, Euro V norms.
The Panigale V2 also borrows the V4's crisp 4.3inch TFT display which offers lots of information, arranged very neatly. There are changes to the ergonomics as well ? product presentations hinted towards a more track-focussed motorcycle, but Ducati has increased the length of the rider's seat by 20mm and the foam padding is 5mm thicker, resulting in better comfort. The V2 also borrows the V4's single-sided swingarm and gets a short, underslung exhaust unlike the 959's side-mounted dual exhausts. The tail piece is the same as the V4 too and the V2's rear certainly looks far more appealing than the 959's.
The Panigale V2 also borrows the V4's crisp 4.3inch TFT display which offers lots of information, arranged very neatly.
The Panigale V2 uses the same, 955cc, 90-degree V-twin engine as before but the motor has received comprehensive updates to offer better performance and meet stricter, Euro V norms. Outputs are up to 155PS (up by 5PS) and 104Nm (up by 2Nm), thanks to revised internals as also the new, more efficient air intakes and new injectors and Ducati claims the V2 offers over 60 per cent torque consistently over 5,500rpm. Here's our detailed first ride review of the Ducati Panigale V2.
Gone is the double-barrel exhaust of the 959 Panigale and the new V2 sports a short end can.
Ducati has equipped the Panigale V2 with some of its latest rider aids, many of which have trickled down from the V4. The V2 benefits from the addition of a Bosch-sourced six-axis IMU now which has allowed the addition of wheelie control and cornering ABS. The Panigale V2 also runs Ducati's latest generation traction control or DTC EVO 2, as also DQS EVO 2 or Ducati Quick Shift (bidirectional) and Ducati EBC EVO or engine brake control.
Starts Rs 15,30,000
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