Ducati 959 Panigale Corse – The perfect balance perfected
The Ducati 959 Panigale Corse is not only just a new paint scheme, it is a dramatically enhanced new version of the already exceptional Ducati 959 Panigale.
The very striking Corse livery not only makes the bike look fast but the top spec Ohlins forks and shock absorber and steering damper enhance the chassis performance to a level that it will negotiate the tightest curves fast too.
Moving technology forward the Ducati 959 Panigale's chassis was modified to improve the handling of the bike considerably over its 899 pre-decessor. This technology came straight from the successes enjoyed on the track.
Bodywork features of the Ducati 959 Panigale Corse are shared more closely with it's big brother the 1299. A larger frontal area to the fairing ensures that the bike and rider cut through the air with less effort and more rider protection.
The Ducati 959 Corse uses a Monocoque frame and 150HP Superquadro engine, both designed with one thing in mind ‘to save weight’ thus giving unprecedented agility both on road and track.
Unlike any mid sized Ducati before, the 959 Panigale Corse has a whole host of electronic rider aids as standard, only before found on the very highest spec superbikes.
These include Ducati quick shifter (DQS), Engine Brake Control (EBC), Ducati 8 level traction control (DTC), the very latest Bosch 9MP ABS braking system and Full ride by wire throttle (Rbw) with three riding modes -1 Race 2 Sport and 3 Wet.
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Ducati 959 Panigale Corse
959 Panigale Corse main standard features
Colours – Special racing colour scheme with black wheel rims
o Superquadro 955 cm³ engine
o EURO 4 compliant
o Servo-assisted slipper function clutch
o Multi-adjustable titanium-nitride treated Öhlins NIX30 fork with 43 mm diameter
o Multi-adjustable Öhlins TTX36 shock absorber
o Öhlins adjustable steering damper
o Lithium-ion battery
o Ducati Performance type-approved double exhaust in titanium by Akrapovič*
o Riding Modes (Race, Sport, Wet)
o Ducati Safety Pack (ABS, DTC)
o EBC, DQS
Each riding mode gives a different throttle response as well as altering DTC, EBC and ABS settings. Rain mode also cuts power to 100HP further adding to rider safety giving greater control in harder riding conditions.
Ducati’s latest power plant, the 959 Superquadro, represents another major step forward in twin-cylinder design and technology, generating superb Ducati performance with super smooth power delivery. The new 955cc Superquadro engine delivers 150HP @ 10,500rpm, +9 Hp more than 899 Panigale and a broader torque curve with the peak of 105.6Nm @ 9,000 rpm. This further adds to the 959 ’s ability to dominate the road as well as the track. Not only have Ducati managed to make the all new 959 Panigale a very powerful machine but the Desmodromic, 90° L-twin inherits the 1299’s structural design to enable full integration with the monocoque chassis while boasting an ownership-friendly 24,000km (15,000 miles) between major services.
Panigale 959 Corse Suspension
The 959 Corse is fitted with Multi-adjustable titanium-nitride treated Öhlins NIX30 fork with 43 mm diameter and a Multi-adjustable Öhlins TTX36 shock absorber
Braking on the Ducati 959 Panigale Corse at the front is twin radially-mounted Brembo, four piston, Monobloc M4-32 calipers actuated by a high performance radial master cylinder. The fronts grip 320mm discs, while a single 245mm disc on the rear is gripped by a single Brembo caliper. Utilising the latest in Bosch ABS technology.