Ducati India has launched a special edition of the Panigale, priced at Rs 15.2 lakh. Bookings for the motorcycle are now open at all Ducati dealerships in the country. The motorcycle, which gets the MotoGP-inspired Ducati Corse livery and black wheels, will be displayed at DRE Track Days (BIC) on October 13 and 14.
It’s powered by a 955 cc Superquadro engine that makes 147.5 bhp@10,500 rpm and 10.4 kgm@9000 rpm. Standard kit on the motorcycle includes three riding modes, two-channel ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Quick Shift, Engine Brake Control, and Ride-by-wire tech. The company has also mentioned that the India-spec version misses out on the Ohlins suspension, steering damper, Akrapovic titanium silencers, and lithium battery.
Ducati India’s MD, Sergi Canovas 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.”