The US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board have revealed certification documents that reveal a new Ducati 959 Panigale Corse-edition is on its way.
The new Ducati 959 Panigale Corse has been certified with the same emissions as the 959 Panigale. This hints that the new motorcycle from the Italian manufacturer could retain the 955cc V-Twin engine from the Panigale that produces 155bhp and 105.6Nm of torque.
If one's wondering what's new, well, details are almost nil. The last time Ducati came up with a special edition Corse model was back in 2013, with the 848 EVO Corse. The engines on the motorcycles were similar, but the Corse edition got a lighter fuel tank, Ohlins rear shock, and bigger brakes. The 848 EVO also got traction control and a quick shifter.
With the 959 Panigale, however, traction control and a quick shifter are already on offer. What we could expect is some advanced tech such as cornering ABS and wheelie control.
Ducati has been in the news recently for two reasons - being sold by the Volkswagen group and for taking up the new V4 era. Amongst such a situation, it's nice to see a limited edition motorcycle being certified, which will help the company form a stronger bond with its customers.