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:

ENGINE

  • 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

CHASSIS

  • 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

DIMENSIONS

  • 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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