Ducati’s ‘beefy yet compact’ bike Panigale V2 is here

Luxury motorcycle brand Ducati on August 26 announced the launch of all-new Panigale V2 in India at a price of Rs 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom).  Panigale V2 is a beefy yet compact bike of essential design with clear-cut lines that convey power without compromising on the classic Ducati superbike flair, said a press release by the bike-maker.

Panigale V2 is equipped with a 955 cm³ twin cylinder Superquadro engine which is now BS-VI compliant, delivers more power (+5 HP) and torque (+2 Nm) thanks to new injectors (larger in size with a different working angle) and a more efficient snorkel which minimizes pressure loss.

The V2 also features a new compact exhaust, routed entirely underneath the engine giving a clean look to the beautiful lines of the youngest member of the Panigale superbike family.

Mr. Bipul Chandra, Managing Director of Ducati India, said, “The Panigale portfolio is a significant milestone in Ducati’s superbike journey that has brought incredible recognition to the brand. With the entry of Panigale V2, we bring a model in the family that looks and feels more accessible while delivering the true Ducati experience. Built to impress, it is a superbike with a decisive character and beginners as well as experts will have a lot of fun on it.

Unlike the outgoing model, the Panigale V2 features a single-sided aluminium swingarm, the hallmark of every high-end sports Ducati. Gently moulded around the refined monocoque frame, the extensive fairing highlights the more compact twin-cylinder Superquadro engine creating a bike that is visibly leaner and less intimidating than the Panigale V4.

The front headlight assembly is extremely compact on the Panigale V2. The DRL and the upper rim of the dual headlight assembly create the iconic V-style profile. At the rear, the full-LED tail light features a two-part design as per Ducati sports tradition.

Boasting of cutting-edge electronics package, it features the latest generation electronics suite based on a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit that instantly detects the bike’s roll, yaw and pitch angles.

All controls of the bike are incorporated in the three Riding Modes (Race, Sport and Street) and can be adjusted via the all-new 4.3″ colour TFT dashboard.

Panigale V2 has revised ergonomics aimed at improving comfort and ensuring safety. The new seat allows for greater longitudinal movement of the rider and greater comfort thanks to the new foam that raises it by 5 mm. The position of the foot pegs remains the same.

Panigale V2 comes in the traditional Ducati red colour and is also accompanied with an entire range of apparel and accessories.