In 2016, Ducati's 959 Panigale is to become a larger capacity, even more versatile "Supermid" model. The Ducati 959 Panigale shares the same innovative stylistic features that characterise its 'bigger brother', the 1299 Panigale - but with an engine designed for a more enjoyable everyday riding experience and more thrills on the race track. The new 955 cm3 twin-cylinder power unit, the first Superquadro to have obtained Euro 4* type-approval, comes with a new stroke length and other innovations that have given rise to an even more impressive torque curve and increased maximum power, now 157 hp at 10.500 rpm. The increased torque and maximum power values do not imply shorter service intervals, therefore, valve clearance inspections are still only required every 24,000 kilometres (15,000 miles).
The super-smooth engine continues to be a fully stressed member of the innovative monocoque frame, achieving both an outstanding power-to-weight ratio and ride-enhancing response and agility with a dry weight of only 176 kg* - while still ensuring full compliance with the structural limitations required by Euro 4* standards. The unmistakable 1299 Panigale-derived silhouette of this bike, even with a redesigned nose fairing, headlight and tailpiece, underlines the family DNA: the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Riding Mode technology including Ride-by-Wire, triple-stage Bosch ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Engine Brake Control (EBC) featured by the Panigale are in line with Ducati's very own standards of technological excellence.
Every last detail of the 959 Panigale pays tribute to Ducati's legendary racing heritage. The wider nose fairing and screen improve aerodynamic performance and add to the aggressive look of the new front end, also enhanced by larger-section front air intakes. The split tailpiece design is the final touch to a real work of art: the 959 Panigale fairing, now including redesigned lateral air intakes and new rear view mirrors. The new bike is also equipped with aluminium billet-machined footrests for enhanced boot grip while riding.
The 959 Panigale is available in traditional Ducati red with black wheels or a stunning Arctic White Silk with contrasting red wheels.
Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Bore X Stroke
100 mm x 60.8 mm
Max Power Output
110 kW (150 hp) @ 10,500 rpm
102 Nm (75 lb-ft) @ 9,000 rpm
Fuel Tank Capacity
6 speed with DQS Ducati Quick Shift
Tyre Size Front
120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Tyre Size Rear
180/60 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Brakes Type Front
2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston callipers ABS as standard equipment
Brakes Type Rear
245mm disc, 2-piston calliper ABS as standard equipment
TriOptions Personal Contract Purchase is only available through Ducati Finance, a trading style of Black Horse Limited, St William House Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Credit is subject to status and only available to UK residents aged 18 and over.
TriOptions Personal Contract Purchase is only available through Ducati Finance, a trading style of Black Horse Limited, St William House Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Credit is subject to status and only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. Finance example is correct at time of quoting and may be subject to change.
With TriOptions Personal Contract Purchase you have the option at the end of the agreement to:
(1) return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the allowed mileage you will have nothing further to pay. If the bike has exceeded the allowed mileage a charge for excess mileage will apply - in this example 6p per mile + VAT for any excess mileage up to 4,999 miles and 12p per mile + VAT for any excess mileage exceeding 4,999 miles.
(2) pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle.
(3) part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing finance agreement; new finance agreements are subject to status.