Ducati Panigale 899 / Ducati Panigale 959 Review

Ducati is a popular name in the world of motorbikes as it has produced and sold many powerful bikes in different parts of the globe. Besides, Ducati has manufactured various sports bikes out of which Ducati Panigale is also one. The company has manufactured produced different varieties of Panigale and has categorized them on the basis of the engine they possess.

The Ducati Panigale is also a sports bike which came into production in the year 2013. The bike is actually named after an Italian city Borgo Panigale and also is the predecessor of the Ducati Panigale 959. The Panigale 899 features superquadro L-Twin, 4 desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled 898 cc engine which produces maximum power of 148 bhp and maximum torque of 99 Nm. Also, the Panigale 899 features the length and height of 2050 mm and 1105 mm respectively.

Similarly, in the year 2016, Ducati revealed the Panigale 959, successor of the Panigale 899. The Panigale 959 is slightly taller and longer than its predecessor Panigale 899 featuring the length and height of 2056 mm and 1115 mm respectively. The Panigale is powered with powerful 955 cc engine which is capable of producing maximum power and torque of 157 bhp @ 10500 RPM and 107.4 Nm @ 9000 RPM respectively.

Furthermore, Ducati exports both 899 and 959 variants of Panigale in Nepal under the dealership of Turbo Motors Trading.

Price in Nepal: Rs. 3,000,000 (Panigale 899),

Rs. 3,500,000 (Panigale 959)

Dimension:

 Category

 Ducati 899

 Ducati 959

 Body Type

 Sport  Sport

 Weight

 169 kg  200 kg

 Length

 2050 mm  2056 mm

 Height

 1105 mm  1115 mm
 Width
 NA  810 mm

 Wheelbase

 1426 mm  1431 mm

 Ground Clearance

 NA  NA

 

Engine:

 Category

 Ducati 899

 Ducati 959

 Fuel

 17 liters  17 liters

 Engine Type

 Superquadro L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled  Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled

 Maximum Power

 148 bhp  157 bhp @ 10500 RPM

 Maximum Torque

 99 Nm  107.4 Nm @ 9000 RPM

 Displacement

 898 cc  955 cc

 Box X Stroke

 100 x 57.2 mm  100 x 60.8 mm

 Starting System

 Electric  Electric

 Final Drive

 Chain 520; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 44  Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43

 

Suspension:

 Category

 Ducati 899

 Ducati 959

 Front Suspension

 Fully Adjustable BPF forks. 43 mm Chromed Inner Tubes  Fully adjustable Showa BPF fork. 43 mm chromed inner tubes

 Rear Suspension

 Fully adjustable unit. Aluminum double-sided swingarm  Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum double-sided swingarm

 Front Tyre

 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa  120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa

Rear Tyre

 180/60 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa  180/60 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa

 

Brakes:

 Category

 Ducati 899

 Ducati 959

 Front Brake

 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston Callipers ABS as Standard Equipment  2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston callipers ABS as Standard Equipment

 Rear Brake

 245mm disc, 2-piston calliper ABS as standard equipment  245mm disc, 2-piston calliper ABS as standard equipment

 

Transmission:

 Category

 Ducati 899

 Ducati 959

 Transmission

 Manual  Manual

 No. of Gears

 6  6

 Clutch

 Wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control  Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control

 

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