After the Panigale V4 superbike officially launched and replaced the predecessor Ducati 1299 Panigale, Italian experts said that Ducati is also quietly developing a new version of the Ducati 959 Panigale, a low-priced sport bike. most Italian car company.
From here, the gaming community began to stir, debating whether Ducati will equip the 959 Panigale V4 engine, or will continue to use its traditional L-Twin engine line. According to the latest news and photos, Ducati is currently testing a new version of the sport bike 959.
According to the image above, we can see that the Ducati 959 Panigale has a completely new appearance, inheriting the design of the senior Panigale V4. Because of the new design, the prototype of the 959 Panigale test version was well disguised. However, the front end reveals a strong pair of headlights similar to the V4 elder with two pairs of LED positioning lights.
Another noteworthy point is that the new Ducati 959 Panigale no longer uses tweezers, instead it is a single sporty picket, while creating a very nice visual effect, similar to the Panigale V4 model.
In terms of power, previous rumors have confirmed that the 959 Panigale will be equipped with a V4 engine shrunk from the engine of the senior Panigale V4. In fact, however, the new version of the Ducati 959 Panigale will continue to use the 90 ° L-Twin engine. It is known that the Italian brand has improved the L-Twin engine block on the car, increasing the cylinder capacity slightly, thereby increasing engine capacity. Expected new Ducati 959 Panigale will have a capacity of 160 to 170 horsepower.
With the above images, it can be said that Ducati 959 Panigale is in the final stage of completion and is about to die this year. It is possible that the EICMA 2019 exhibition will be the main stage for the Italian automaker to officially introduce the 959 Panigale 2020 to the market.