2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show: Ducati 959 Panigale Corse Revealed

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Italian motorcycle maker Ducati has revealed the new 959 Panigale Corse ahead of the 2017 EICMA in Milan, Italy.

The 2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse gets new paint job inspired by the MotoGP team and few other mechanical upgrades.

2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show: 2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse Revealed

The new Ducati 959 Panigale Corse draws power from the existing 955cc Superquadro engine producing 148bhp and 102Nm of torque. The motorcycle is based on the aluminium monocoque chassis similar to the standard model.

2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show: 2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse Revealed

The 959 Panigale Corse features ride-by-wire throttle and servo-assisted slipper clutch. The electronics package of the motorcycle includes ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) and Engine Brake Control (EBC). The special edition of the Panigale also gets three riding modes: Race, Sport and Wet.

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2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show: 2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse Revealed

The 959 Panigale Corse is equipped with fully adjustable titanium-nitride treated Ohlins 43mm NIX30 forks up front and an adjustable Ohlins TTX36 monoshock setup at the rear which replaces the Showa forks and Sachs monoshock of the standard 959 Panigale.

2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show: 2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse Revealed

Ducati has also added the Ohlin's adjustable steering damper. The 959 Panigale Corse also features lithium-ion racing battery which results in weight reduction; the special edition motorcycle is 2.5kg lighter than the Standard 959 Panigale. The kerb weight of the motorcycle stands at 197.5kg.

2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show: 2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse Revealed

The Akrapovic Titanium exhausts add to the sporty looks of the 959 Panigale Corse and it has been homologated for road use. The motorcycle will hit the roads in February 2018.

2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show: 2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse Revealed

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The new Ducati 959 Panigale gets cosmetic and mechanical updates which improve the ride quality and track performance of the motorcycle. Visually the motorcycle looks similar to its MotoGP counterpart, thanks to the new racing livery.

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