From the track to the road
The 2017 959 Panigale combines the technology and performance of a large-displacement Superbike, with increased accessibility. The perfect balance for high-performance riding in all conditions, from the street to the track.
Power and versatility
Advanced engine, updated design
The technology and performance of the new 959 Panigale match the levels of models with large engines, and combine with greater versatility for use in all conditions, from the city to the track.
The Balance of Shapes
On the new 959 Panigale, the new features are not limited to the engine: the aesthetics and set-up have also been significantly improved with some important updates.
Front – Racing Details
Every detail of the 959 Panigale is a tribute to the Ducati racing tradition. A wider and more protective screen that ensures greater aerodynamic penetration, new air vents on the fairing and new rear-view mirrors complete the front fairing.
Rear – Unmistakable Lines
The new tail, divided into two sections, completes the design of the 959 Panigale, further enhanced by new details such as differently shaped footpegs, made from machined billet aluminium, for the perfect combination of beauty and functionality.
Frame – Superbike DNA
As with the bigger 1299 Panigale, the set-up of the 959 Panigale is entrusted to a compact monocoque structure, in fused aluminium to increase its resistance, using the Superquadro engine as a structural element.
The electronics package on the 959 Panigale includes ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Engine Brake Control (EBC) and Ride-by-Wire (RbW). Thanks to Ducati Riding Mode technology, these systems are combined in different ways to give the bike three different souls.
More enjoyable on the road, more exciting on track
The new 955 cc twin-cylinder, the first Euro 4 homologated Superquadro, boasts a new stroke value and many other interventions that have led to a higher torque curve and greater maximum power, now equal to 157 hp at 10,500 rpm.
Smoothness and control – 107.4 Nm
Exceptionally fluid distribution redesigns the riding experience of the 959 Panigale, making it versatile and enjoyable even at low speeds. With 107.4 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm, this Superquadro is made even more enjoyable on both the road and the track. Innovation that continues with Euro 4 homologation, ensuring that this engine, the beating heart of a superbike, is suited to any occasion.
Even more advanced, still more powerful – 157 hp
The 959 Panigale grows in terms of power thanks to its increased displacement, made possible by increasing the stroke of the piston from 57.2 to 60.8 mm and by redesigning the crankshaft and piston rods, using a completely new lubrication system. 157 hp at 10,500 rpm for even more exciting engine performance.
Adrenaline and enjoyment – Slipper clutch
The 959 Panigale is equipped with a slipper clutch to optimise high torque transmission during sports riding. This mode stops the rear wheel from locking, thus preventing any subsequent loss of stability during aggressive down shifting. The Corse experience combines with the technical solutions of the 959 Panigale to ensure maximum enjoyment on board this powerful superbike.
Pistons equipped with new pins with DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) surface treatment. An engine crankcase inspired by the 1299 Panigale, obtained using vacuum-sealed die casting thanks to Vacural® technology for maximum weight saving and increased mechanical resistance. Every single element has been designed to ensure maximum lightness and support the tremendous performance of the new Superquadro. Like the valves, for example, controlled by racing-derived rocker arms, well finished and coated with DLC to reduce friction and increase stress-resistance.
Service intervals – 12,000 km (7,500 m)
The increase in torque, together with higher maximum power, does not affect the main service intervals, meaning that valve clearance adjustment should still be carried out every 24,000 km. A general service should be completed every 12,000 km or 12 months. To enjoy the thrills, always.
Undeniable tradition – Desmo
As with all Ducatis, the 959 Panigale uses the desmodromic distribution system. With the Desmo system, valves are closed mechanically using a technique and precision similar to those of the opening phase, allowing for cam profiles with more drive and extreme timing that allows for the desired level of performance to be achieved. The benefits of this can also be seen with the Ducati Corse Superbikes and the MotoGP Desmosedici bikes.
A Ducati exclusive. A characteristic feature that cannot be renounced.
Performance, Agility, Control
The 959 Panigale boasts all kinds of Ducati technology to offer the perfect balance between track performance and road control and safety.
Absolute control – 320 mm
The 959 Panigale is equipped with a front braking system composed of two Brembo radially mounted monobloc M4.32 callipers, activated by a radial brake pump. The discs are 320 mm in diameter. At the rear is a single 245 mm disc. Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres, designed to give high performance on both the road and the track, are the perfect choice for the 959 Panigale, able to ensure optimum grip when the bike is leaning or exiting curves.
Maximum safety – ABS system
The 959 Panigale is equipped, as standard, with the Bosch 9MP ABS system with integrated pressure sensor. the three-level system ensures reduced stopping distances and greater stability in any riding condition. While level 1 of the system adjusts ABS intervention to sports performance and does not involve activation of the rear anti-wheeling mechanism, level 2 offers the same type of intervention but also activates the anti-wheeling system. Lastly, level 3 corresponds to the maximum degree of intervention, ensuring maximum stability while braking and rear wheelie control.
The DTC system on the 959 Panigale harnesses the software logic used by Ducati Corse in the MotoGP and Superbike World Championships and allows you to choose between eight profiles, developed to respond to any environmental condition. While level 8 helps you acquire safety, turning itself on at the slightest sign of wheelspin with a high level of interaction, level 1, reserved for more expert riders, is characterised by greater tolerance and, therefore, by minimum intervention.
Riding enjoyment – Riding Modes
The Riding Modes system is programmed to instantly modify the character of the bike, intervening with regard to ABS, DTC and EBC as well as the Power Modes, or rather on the various power supply curves. The three dedicated Riding Modes for the 959 Panigale are Race, Sport and Wet.
The 959 Panigale is equipped with compact instrumentation with an LCD display that allows you to customise and save ABS, EBC, DTC, DQS and Ride-by-Wire settings within each of the Riding Modes. In addition, the stopwatch function can display the last 30 laps completed, recording the lap number, maximum speed and maximum revs achieved during each lap.
|Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled.
|Bore x stroke
|100 x 60.8 mm
|158 hp (116.2 kW) @ 10,750 rpm
|77.9 lb-ft (105.6 Nm) @ 9,000 rpm
|Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full Ride-by-Wire elliptical throttle bodies.
|2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers with alumimum end caps.
|6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS)
|Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.77:1
|1=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24
|Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
|Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
|Fully adjustable Showa BPF fork. 43 mm chromed inner tubes.
|10-spoke light alloy 3.50″ x 17″
|Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 120/70 ZR17
|Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum double-sided swingarm.
|10 spokes light alloy 5.50” x 17”
|Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 180/60 ZR17
|Wheel travel (front/rear)
|4.72 in (120 mm) – 5.12 in (130 mm)
|2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston callipers, with ABS as standard.
|245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper, with Bosch ABS as standard.
|Full LCD display
|Dimensions and weights
|387.2 lb (176 kg)
|440 lb (200 kg)
|32.48 in (830 mm)
|56.34 in (1,431 mm)
|Front wheel trail
|3.78 in (96 mm)
|Fuel tank capacity
|4.5 US gal (17 l)
|Number of seats
|Riding Modes, Power Modes, ABS, DTC, DQS, EBC, Fully RbW, Steering damper, DDA+ Ready, steering damper.
|24 months unlimited mileage
|7,500 mi (12,000 km) / 12 months
|Valve clearance adjustment
|15,000 mi (24,000 km)
|Follows US Federal Regulations