Ducati's Panigale V2 motorbike reaches dealerships in India
Following its launch in India last week, Ducati Panigale V2 has started arriving at dealerships across the country. The motorcycle is the company's first BS6-compliant offering and replaces the 959 Panigale. As for the highlights, the two-wheeler comes with an aggressive look, some nifty electronic driving aids like wheelie control and cornering ABS, as well as a 955cc Superquadro twin-cylinder engine. Here's our roundup.
The Ducati Panigale V2 sits on a monocoque aluminum frame and offers a fully-faired aggressive design, featuring dual-split LED headlamps, a sloping fuel tank, a stepped-up seat, and a transparent visor. The sports bike gets a single-sided swingarm and sporty alloy wheels. It also packs a 4.3-inch digital instrument panel with support for Bluetooth connectivity.
The Ducati Panigale V2 draws power from a BS6-compliant 955cc Superquadro, twin-cylinder engine that generates 155hp of maximum power at 10,750rpm and a peak torque of 104Nm at 9,000rpm. The mill comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The Ducati Panigale V2 is equipped with disc brakes on both the wheels, along with dual-channel ABS, bi-directional quick-shifter, Ducati Traction Control EVO 2, wheelie control, engine brake control, and cornering ABS. It also offers three riding modes- Race, Sport, and Street. The suspension duties are handled by 43mm Showa big-piston forks on the front side and a mono-shock absorber on the rear end.
In India, the Ducati Panigale V2 carries a price-tag of Rs. 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The test rides will commence soon, while deliveries are expected to start later this week. At this price-point, it goes against rivals like BMW S 1000 RR.