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Making its debut in India, the Ducati Panigale V2 is undoubtedly the most fashionable two-wheeler on circuits today. Designed to make high-speed knee-dipping a lot safer, the new V2 packs some classic Italian Rosso beauty too.

The new 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 is an evolution of the 959, which already made a silent exit from the Indian market and leaving an empty slot for the current gen. On the motoring charts, the Panigale has always been a prominent name between the Supersport and Hypersport category. More so, we can see the appeal here for touring, which is why it is set to rival the Kawasaki ZX-10R and the Suzuki GSX-R1000.

While the V4 is still gearing up for the Indian market, the younger brother, the Ducati Panigale V2 is here in a BS 6 form.

Ducatti Panigale V2

Ducati Panigale V2: Design, Features & Specs –

It takes after classic Panigale design, it appears slightly beefy but is brilliantly compact with its design, allowing it to be much more dynamic in its motion. We can see that the front headlights are sleeker and the upper rim, makes the iconic ‘V’. At the heart of the V2 is a 955 cc twin cylinder super-quadro engine which is now BS-VI compliant. Interestingly, it offers the power of five more horses and torque of 2-Nm, thanks to new injectors.

Ducatti Panigale V2

In total, it churns out 155-horsepower at 10,750-rpm which is backed-up by a peak torque output of 104-Nm at 9,000-rpm. Safe to say, you can zip at about 160-mph. What makes the V2 special is the modern electronics suite it packs that’s based on 6-axis IMU and a different suspension set up. In order to help you make the most of the bike and the power it delivers, the bike is equipped with the new Ducati Quick Shift (Up/Down) tech, the latest EVO 2 strategy for Ducati, brilliant for traction control and DQS. The most impressive feat is the aluminium springarm, which is a true hallmark of high-end professional motoring. All the power, performance and tech, can be controlled over three simple riding modes – Race, Sport and Street. With a 4.3″ colour TFT dashboard as its control panel.

Ducati Panigale V2 Price in India –

The Ducati Panigale V2 is a great option for those looking to switch gears into the world of touring and high-speeds. One may say that the V2 is the youngest of the Panigale family, but it’s perfectly toned down yet technologically evolved to meet the dynamics of street cruising. The all-new Ducati Panigale V2 is available in its signature red paint and priced at Rs 16.9 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.