Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike Review

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The Ducati is the best sports bike manufacturing brand launch number of beautiful bikes on annual bases. This year it has launched the new Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike offering superb riding experience with the outstandingly stylish body. These sports bike features the famous twin cylinder engine made by Borgo Panigale. The latest Ohlins suspension and lithium-ion battery and attractive color scheme make these sports bike beautiful bikes of all times. Both of these bikes are always ready to deliver exceptional performance, and their review with price and features are given below.

Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike – Features and Price

The new Ducati 2018 959 Panigale Sports Bike is available with the price of $15,495 only, while the new Ducati 2018 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike comes with the price of $17,895.

Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike

Compact Body

The new Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike is best known for its small and lightweight body. The Ducati brand has not compromised the performance and controls as well. These bikes feature the perfect balance between compact and lightweight. The powerful 955 cc twin cylinder engine Superquadro and an exclusive monocoque frame develop a unique mixture of performance and ease of riding. These sports motorcycles are light in weight and are easy to handle. The braking system compromises up of Brembo monobloc brakes with Bosch ABS, slipper clutch with an advanced and adjustable suspension.

Design

The new Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike features an attractive design including prestigious Compasso d’Oro style. The new LED lights emit an immediately signature light output while the headlight fairing optimizes aerodynamic protection and airflow to the engine.

Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike

Engine

The new Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike features the twin cylinder Superquadro on both of these bikes. The driver can provide 157 hp at 10,500 rpm, and the torque of 107.4 Nm @ 9,000 rpm are numbers worthy of the superbike better than the previous 2017 Ducati 959 Panigale Sports Bike.

Technology

The new Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike features the latest Ducati technology to give the perfect mixture of racing performance, safety, and comfort. The standard Bosch ABS 9MP, a two-channel latest-generation system offering superb braking with an anti-lift-up function for the rear wheel.

Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike

Standard Equipment

Both of these bikes come with the number of standard equipment.
The Standard Equipment of Ducati 2018 959 Panigale Sports Bike are:

  • Ducati Quick Shift
  • Power Mode
  • Full RbW
  • Steering damper.

While the Standard Equipment of Ducati 2018 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike is:

  • Lithium battery
  • Öhlins steering damper

Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike

Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike – Technical Specifications

Specs \ Bikes Ducati 2018 959 Panigale Sports Bike Ducati 2018 959 Panigale Crose Sports Bike

Engine

Type Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, four valves per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement 955 cc
Bore X stroke 100 x 60.8 mm
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Power 110 kW (150 CV) @ 10.500 rpm
Torque 102 Nm (75 lb-ft) @ 9.000 rpm
Fuel injection Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full Ride-by-Wire elliptical throttle bodies
Exhaust 2-1-2 system containing catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Stainless steel pre-silencer + twin aluminum side mufflers 2-1-2 system containing catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Ducati Performance by Akrapovic stainless steel pre-silencer with twin titanium side mufflers

Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike Specs

Transmission

Gearbox Six-speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS)
Primary drive Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.77:1
Ratio 1=37/15, 2=30/16, 3=27/18, 4=25/20, 5=24/22, 6=23/24
Final drive Chain, Front sprocket 15, Rear sprocket 43
Clutch Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch having hydraulic control

Chassis

Frame Monocoque Aluminium
Front suspension Fully adjustable BPF Showa forks. 43 mm chromed inner tubes Fully adjustable Öhlins NIX30 with TiN treatment. Aluminum double-sided swingarm
Front wheel 10-spoke light alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 120/70 ZR17
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum double-sided swingarm Fully adjustable Öhlins TTX36 unit. Aluminum double-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel Ten spokes light alloy 5.50″ x 17.”
Rear tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 180/60 ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear) 120 mm (4.72 inches) – 130 mm (5.12 inches)
Front brake 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs having radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston calipers, with ABS as standard
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, with ABS as standard
Instrumentation Full LCD

Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike Specs

Dimension and Weight

Dry weight 176 kg (387,2 lb)
Kerb weight 200 kg (440 lb)
Seat height 830 mm (32,48 inches)
Wheelbase 1.431 mm (56.34 inches)
Rake 24°
Front wheel trail 96 mm (3.78 inches)
Fuel tank capacity 17 l – 4.5 gallons (US)
Number of seats Dual seat

Equipment

Standard Equipment Riding Modes, Power Modes, ABS, DTC, DQS, EBC, Fully RbW, Steering damper, DDA+ Ready Riding Modes, Power Modes, ABS, DTC, DQS, EBC, Fully RbW, Steering damper, DDA+ Ready, Lithium-ion battery, Öhlins steering damper, Ready for DDA+ with GPS module

Warranty

Warranty (months) 24 months of unlimited mileage
Maintenance (km/months) 12,000 km (7,500 m) per 12 months
Valve clearance adjustment (km) 24,000 km (15,000 m)

Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike Specs

Emission and Consumption

Standard Euro 4
Emissions 133 g/km
Consumption 5,6 l/100 km

Ducati 2018 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse Sports Bike

Conclusion

Both of these Sports Bikes features an impressive and high performing engine. The chassis is light in weight but reliable as well that helps in handling. The seat and handlebars are aligned carefully to create an aggressive seating posture. The latest braking system and ABS adds to the confidence of rider while applying brakes.

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