Ducati’s middleweight sports bike has been an important model for the company, and alongside Ducati’s flagship motorcycle, there has always been a smaller-capacity superbike as well. And the 90-degree, V-twin engine has been a common layout, but things changed after the Panigale received a V4 engine. And instead of producing a power-capacity V4 engine, Ducati has used the high-revving twin from the 959 Panigale, and they’re calling their latest sports bike the Panigale V2.
Ducati has also started accepting booking for the bike, and customers can book the motorcycle at a Ducati dealership by paying ₹ 1 lakh. The motorcycle will be launched by the end of August, after which deliveries will begin. The launch of the motorcycle has been delayed due to the pandemic.
The Panigale V2 takes the place of the 959 Panigale, and while it may be based on the outgoing model, this motorcycle has been improved upon in almost every manner. The design of the V2 has been inspired by the Panigale V4, and looks like the baby version of the V4. It also gets a single-side swingarm. Also, the bike has been unveiled in a new, attractive White Rosso colour. We hope this shade makes it to India. The V2’S sharp styling cues are sure to lure buyers.
The V2 shares its frame with the 959 Panigale, but the sub-frame is new to help accommodate the up-swept tail section. What’s been carried over is the 43mm, Showa big-piston fork and the Sachs monoshock at the rear has longer shock-absorber and a softer setting.
The Ducati Panigale V2 is powered by a 955cc, Superquadro, twin-cylinder engine that is based on the 959 Panigale’s motor and has been updated to meet BS6 emission norms. The bike now produces 152bhp and 104Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed transmission with a bi-directional quick-shifter offered as standard.
The bike gets equipped with a host of features like three ride modes: Race, Sport and Street, ABS, engine brake control, traction control and anti-wheelie control. The pricing will be announced shortly, and is expected to be costlier than the 959 Panigale because of the many features on offer.
The V2’s new IMU-aided electronics really work, making for controlled power slides while exiting corners in the dry, while also being reassuring in the wet. It also features multi-stage adjustable traction. The V2 is a gorgeous looking bike with those sleek headlamps with dual air-intakes, the LED lamps and the sleek bodywork. And thanks to the single-sided swingarm, the alloy wheel is exposed and looks beautiful. Also, grab the latest info on the new bikes, only at autoX.