The perfect balance
The fine balance between performance and control that every supersport motorcycle strives to achieve reaches its pinnacle in the new 959 Panigale. All combined in a unique design, which hallmarks the bike as an immediately recognizable member of the Ducati Superbike family. Lightweight and ready to thrill, thanks to its new 955 cc Superquadro engine and exclusive monocoque frame that ensure great handling and precision control. High level componentry such as a Brembo monobloc braking system with Bosch ABS, a slipper clutch, a Showa BPF fork and fully adjustable Sachs rear monoshock, and Riding Modes and Ducati Quick Shift all provide maximum control and safety.
The engine has been designed as a structural element of the frame. As such, its architecture has been completely reviewed to ensure the best design in terms of structure, weight distribution and robustness.
The cylinders, at a 90° angle to each other, are mounted on the crankcase to produce a 21° angle between the front cylinder and the horizontal plane. This allows the engine to sit forward, optimizing the distribution of weight between the front and rear ends and achieving the perfect position of the fastening points of the cylinder heads into the monocoque chassis of the 959 Panigale.
The 959 Panigale’s chassis follows the innovative Monoscocca concept: different components have been integrated to give shape to a single compact and lightweight element. This monocoque structure in cast aluminium for increased strength uses the Superquadro engine as a structural element, forming the motorcycle’s lightweight core.
The rear of the monocoque frame is fixed directly to the cylinder head, and at its front is the steering tube. In addition to performing the traditional function of a frame,the monocoque also acts as an airbox. Housed inside it, in addition to the air filter, are the throttle bodies and fuel circuit complete with injectors; and the bottom of the steel tank becomes its cover when mounted in place.
ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) 9MP
The Bosch 9MP ABS standard on the 959 Panigale is a latest-generation system with two channels that performs combined braking with control of rear wheel lifting to guarantee not only shorter braking distances, but also the greatest stability during braking. Specifically intended for sport use, the 9MP ABS offers three levels of operation, each associated with a Riding Mode; in the Race mode, the system works only on front discs to allow advanced track braking techniques for expert riders.
Transform and perform
On or off the track, you can transform your Superbike with two exclusive packages offering a host of high-performance accessories in tune with your needs. Turn your Superbike into the ultimate racing model with specific high-tech components or add features that will improve your experience when touring. Sport and Touring: choose one or both packs to complete the ideal set-up for your motorcycle.
Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Bore x Stroke
100 x 60.8 mm
Power 115.5 kW (157 hp) @ 10,500 rpm
Torque 107.4 Nm (79.2 lb-ft) @ 9,000 rpm
Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.
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 aluminum outer sleeves
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
Front wheel travel
120 mm (4.72 in)
Rear wheel travel
130 mm (5.12 in)
2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc M4.32 4-piston callipers, with Bosch ABS as standard
245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper, with Bosch ABS as standard
Full LCD display
Dimensions and weight
171 kg (377 lb)
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)
195 kg (430 lb)
Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).
830 mm (32,48 in)
1,431 mm (56.34 in)
Fuel tank capacity
17 l - 4.5 gallon (US)
Number of seats
Riding Modes, Power Modes, ABS, DTC, DQS, EBC, Fully RbW, Steering damper, DDA+ Ready, steering damper
24 months unlimited mileage