Buyers Guide 2016 Ducati 959 Panigale | Buyer's Guide

2016 Ducati 959 Panigale | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Ducati 959 Panigale | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Ducati 959 Panigale | Buyer's GuideThe “entry level” Panigale from Ducati is anything but a full-fledged Supersport bike. Using the same 60.8mm stroke as the 1299 and 1199 Superquadro motors, the 959 gets by with a 100mm bore, giving it a displacement of 955cc.

Showa Big Piston Forks and a Sachs shock show that the 959 Panigale is a serious track machine, as does the Ducati Quick Shift system, 158 horses, 78 ft/lbs of torque, and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires on alloy rims. You also get Ducati’s impressive electronics suite, which includes traction control, Bosch ABS, Mitsubishi EFI, a quickshifter, and adjustable engine compression braking.

Read our Ducati 959 Panigale Review.

Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.

2016 Ducati 959 Panigale Specs:


  • Type: Superquadro L-twin, 4 valves per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
  • Bore x stroke: 100 x 60.8mm
  • Displacement: 955cc
  • Compression ratio: 12.5:1
  • Maximum power: 158 horsepower @ 10,750 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 78 ft/lbs @ 9000 rpm
  • Fuel injection: Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system; twin injectors per cylinder; full Ride-by-Wire; elliptical throttle bodies.
  • Exhaust: 2-1-2 system w/ catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers w/ aluminum end caps.
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/ Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) and straight cut gears
  • Final drive: Chain; 15/43
  • Clutch: Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate hydraulic clutch


  • Frame: Monocoque aluminum
  • Front suspension: Fully adjustable 43mm Showa BPF forks; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Fully adjustable Sachs shock; 5.1 inches of travel
  • Front wheel: Alloy 10-spoke; 3.50″ x 17″
  • Rear wheel: Alloy 10-spoke; 5.50″ x 17″
  • Front tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa, 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa, 180/60 ZR17
  • Front brakes: Twin 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monoblock M4.32 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
  • ABS: Standard; Bosch


  • Wheelbase: 56.3 inches
  • Rake: 24 degrees
  • Trail: 3.8 inches
  • Seat height: 32.5 inches
  • Fuel tank capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Curb weight: 440 pounds
  • Warranty: 24 months, unlimited mileage

2016 Ducati 959 Panigale Price:

  • $14,995 (Red)
  • $15,295 (Arctic White Silk)

2016 Ducati 959 Panigale – Photo Gallery

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

2020 Triumph Street Triple RS Review (17 Fast Facts)

2020 Triumph Street Triple RS Review: Street and Track Tested It has been a few short years since the 765cc inline-three made its debut to...

2020 Suzuki Hayabusa Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Prices

Although it has fallen behind the times, the 2020 Suzuki Hayabusa remains a favorite of riders who want to go in a straight line and do it very quickly.

Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa (Rider’s Library)

In Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa, Heather Ellis tells the incredible, unexpected story of solo traveling in Africa. Here's a review.

Alex Lowes Joins Rea on Kawasaki Team for 2020 WorldSBK

Alex Lowes World Superbike News The Brit who rode for the factory Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK team since 2016, Alex Lowes, will join the Kawasaki...

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP Edition Unveiled: First Look

During the third round of the Gixxer Cup Championship at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore, India, Suzuki unveiled a new quarter-liter superbike - the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP edition.

2019 Yamaha Niken GT: Commuter Motorcycle Test

2019 Yamaha Niken GT: Commuter Test I ride a lot of different motorcycles to work, so it is always interesting to see which models spark...