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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 – Technical Specifications
|Specs \ Bikes||Ducati 2018 959 Panigale Sports Bike||Ducati 2018 959 Panigale Crose Sports Bike|
|Type||Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, four valves per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled|
|Bore X stroke||100 x 60.8 mm|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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)|
|Front wheel trail||96 mm (3.78 inches)|
|Fuel tank capacity||17 l – 4.5 gallons (US)|
|Number of seats||Dual seat|
|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 (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)|
Emission and Consumption
|Consumption||5,6 l/100 km|
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.