Ducati India has announced the pre-bookings for its new model, the Ducati Panigale V2. With the launch of the motorcycle around the corner, Ducati has begun pre-bookings at all its nine dealerships in India for the motorcycle. Interested customers can pay ₹ 1 lakh and pre-book the motorcycle. The Ducati Panigale V2 will be the first BS6 motorcycle to be launched by Ducati in India. The company has already teased the motorcycle on its social media handles and the baby Panigale could be launched in July 2020 itself. The Ducati Panigale V2 replaces the 959 Panigale in India and globally as well. The test rides of the superbike will begin in some time and Ducati promises on deliveries right after the launch.
The Ducati Panigale V2 gets a 955 cc super-quadro L-twin motor that makes 155 bhp at 10,750 rpm and has a peak torque output of 104 Nm at 9,000 rpm. The peak power and torque go up by 5 bhp and 2 Nm. The USP is that the motorcycle has a dry weight of just 176 kg, which means the power to weight ratio will be incredible. In terms of design, the fairing is new and different than that of its elder sibling, the Panigale V4. The headlamp cluster has been slightly tweaked as well. The other substantial change is that the Panigale V2 now gets a single-sided swingarm like the Panigale V4 while the 959 Panigale had a conventional swingarm. The exhaust unit too is new and sits snug below the engine.
Bipul Chandra, Managing Director of Ducati India, said, "The Panigale V2 has been the most awaited bike since EICMA and we eagerly waited to bring this ultimate superbike as our first BS6 motorcycle for the Indian motorcycle enthusiast. The new Panigale V2 is a beefy yet compact bike with clear-cut lines that convey power without compromising on the classic Ducati superbike flair. Considering the overwhelming inquiries for launch of the Panigale V2, we are confident the bike will do well in the market by offering an unmatched Ducati riding experience to enthusiasts who're looking to step into the world of riding on the racetrack and also to more experienced riders."
The electronics package includes 6-axis inertial measurement-assisted traction control, called the Ducati Traction Control EVO 2, wheelie control, and cornering ABS. Also included is a bi-directional up/down quick-shifter as well as engine brake control. There are three riding modes on offer, which are Race, Sport and Street. The components for each riding mode can be adjusted via the new 4.3-inch TFT instrument console.
We expect the motorcycle to be priced at about ₹ 16 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)