Ducati Panigale V2 To Be Launched Soon
On 26 August Ducati will launch its first BS6 motorcycle, the Panigale V2, in India.
Like almost every other Ducati sold in India, from Thailand’s manufacturing facility, the Panigale V2 will come in as a CBU. For the moment, the exact number of bikes coming in is not known, but we assume that they will arrive in small lots, as Ducati India has done with the Ducati Panigale V4.
At their international presentation in Jerez earlier this year we had the chance to fly the Ducati Panigale V2. The V2 uses the same Panigale 959 955cc L-twin engine, but reworked to meet the more stringent emission requirements, while also making a further 5hp for a total of 155hp. The rest of the bike has taken a big jump forward – it now features a more comprehensive electronics package and a stunning design, both based on the original Panigale V4. Ducati has even given the V2 a single-sided swingarm.
The Panigale 959 was priced at Rs 15.3 lakh ( ex-showroom), and we assume Rs 16-16.5 lakh will reward the Panigale V2. Deliveries are expected to start in September.