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.

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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)

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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."

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