Ducati has unveiled its new superbike, the 959 Panigale at the India Bike Week (IBW). The new middle-weight 959 Panigale is the successor of the Ducati 899 Panigale.
According to the company, the Panigale 959 will be available in showrooms from July 2016, at a price of Rs 14,04,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi NCR). The model is powered by a new 955cc, L-twin Superquadro motor that meets Euro-IV emissions standard, which Ducati claims has resulted in an increase in power and torque. The middle-weight superbike shares its styling with the 1299 Panigale.
“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," said Ravi Avalur, managing director, Ducati India.
Bookings for the new 959 Panigale are open and can be made at Ducati dealerships located in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.
The bike maker also has plans to open a new dealership in India, underlining the company’s plans to expand its network in 2016.