Yesterday, Italian sports bike maker, Ducati, declared that customers can now pre-book the all-new Panigale V2 ahead of its launch in India at the starting price of Rs1 lakh currently. The official launch will be next month.
The new Panigale V2 has a stylish design, in line with the classic Ducati superbike flair. It is available in two colours; Traditional Ducati Red and novel White Rosso livery.
It has single-sided aluminium swingarm and compact twin-cylinder Superquadro engine that makes it quite leaner compared to the Panigale V4. At the front, there are two large air intakes. The front headlight assembly has a full-LED headlight; a daytime running light and two small low beams. Also, the front and rear parts feature LED indicators. The newly designed ducts boost intake efficiency.
This model has a ‘dual-layer’ flaring configuration. The main layer extends upwards, merging into the tank through two sturdy struts and the second layer acts as an air vent. The tail is built on a steel Trellis subframe lined with plastic covers. It has a wing-shaped full-LED tail light. This model elevates the traditional Ducati Red livery with V4- inspired black 5-spoke wheels.
The 955 cm³ twin-cylinder Superquadro engine possesses high power of 155 hp at 10,750 rpm with a torque of 104 Nm at 9,000 rpm. There are new injectors and inlet ducts that enhance the performance of this model. The new silencer complies with Euro 5 emission standards having two large enhanced-impregnation catalytic converters. Also, the silencer bulk has been reduced.
The two cylinders have been set 90° apart, banked rearwards around the crankshaft axis. Their heads and aluminium top covers feature a ribbed design, reducing mechanical noise. The crankcases are vacuum die-cast with Vacural® technology. The transmission consists of a six-speed gearbox with the Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO 2 system.
The new seat has improved foam, raising it by 5 mm, making it more comfortable for riders. 43 mm Showa BPF fork, a Sachs steering damper and the new Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II tires take this model to the next level.
It makes use of high-tech electronics, having a 6-axis inertial platform that detects the bike’s roll, yaw and pitch angles. Using the 4.3″ TFT display, you can easily select from three riding modes; Race, Sport and Street. It is equipped with so many more advanced technological features such as Lap Timer GPS, Multimedia System, Engine Brake Control, etc.
The new Panigale V2 is the first BS 6 motorbike by Ducati that is being launched in India. The pre-bookings can be made till the stock lasts by contacting your nearest dealership. Deliveries are said to commence soon after the launch takes place.