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Old 28th April 2020, 17:13   #1
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Ducati India has released a teaser image on social media, which indicates that the brand could be gearing up to launch the Panigale V2 in India.

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The Panigale V2 is positioned below the Panigale V4 in Ducati's lineup. The bike features triangular pods that house the headlights and LED daytime running lights. It comes with LED tail lights and digital instrument cluster.

The Panigale V2 is powered by a 955cc, L-twin cylinder engine that produces 153 BHP @ 10,750 rpm and 104 Nm @ 9,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper clutch.

The bike features Showa 43 mm fork suspension at the front and a Sachs monoshock at the rear. It has a single-sided swingarm. The bike is equipped with twin 320 mm disc brakes at the front and a single 245 mm disc at the rear.

Features such as Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2 and Sachs steering damper are standard. The bike also comes with riding modes, power modes, Cornering ABS EVO, traction control, wheelie control, Engine Brake Control EVO and auto tyre calibration.

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Old 30th April 2020, 10:54   #2
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Rumour: Ducati Panigale V2 to be launched in Q3 2020

According to a media report, the Ducati Panigale V2 is likely to be launched in the third quarter of this year.

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Ducati had released a teaser image of the Panigale V2 on social media earlier this week, which had lead to speculations that the launch could be just around the corner.

The Panigale V2 is positioned below the Panigale V4 in Ducati's lineup. It is powered by a 955cc, L-twin cylinder engine that produces 153 BHP @ 10,750 rpm and 104 Nm @ 9,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper clutch.

The Panigale V2 comes with Showa 43 mm fork suspension at the front and has a Sachs monoshock at the rear. The bike is equipped with twin 320 mm disc brakes at the front and a single 245 mm disc at the rear.

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The Panigale V4 sports what is arguably the finest motorcycle engine put between 2 wheels in present times . It is a phenomenal piece of engineering that virtually blew the Jap 4 out the water as a package.

In fact the v4 is so good it is easy to forget that a v2 also exists as a more mainstream model for the masses. Ducati has worked it magic to make this more relevant and for prospective buyers to take notice.

With slightly more more, almost the same electronics package, V4 inspired body and the new singe side swingarm, Ducati wants to project it as a smaller V4 rather than a standalone litre class bike.

This should be easy to ride very fast and with around 150 bhp, not as scary and intimidating as some of the newer 1000 cc rockets.

The thing is, this is going to be expensive and for a little less money you have access to the finest Japs and boy have they raised their game.

I think this is a lost bike without any identity. Good on its own but invisible in the market where it intends to play.
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Ducati Panigale V2 to launch soon, pre-bookings open. The pricing will be most likely revealed by August.

https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto...628034559.html
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The thing is, this is going to be expensive and for a little less money you have access to the finest Japs and boy have they raised their game.

I think this is a lost bike without any identity. Good on its own but invisible in the market where it intends to play.
Totally agree with you. The problem with the Japs is that its mainly Kawasaki (thanks to CKD pricing) thats pushing any volumes in this class. Suzuki and Honda are present for the sake of it while Yamaha is happy selling commuters.

This gives Ducati a good chance to sell a more "pocket friendly" V4 lookalike which incidentally makes similar power (almost!) to a 13 lakh rupee ZX6R. Nothing some good marketing can't solve.
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Ducati Panigale V2 pre-bookings open

Ducati dealerships have started accepting pre-bookings for the Panigale V2. The booking amount is set at Rs. 1 lakh.

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The Panigale V2 is positioned below the Panigale V4 in Ducati's lineup. It is powered by a 955cc, L-twin cylinder engine that produces 153 BHP @ 10,750 rpm and 104 Nm @ 9,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper clutch.

The bike features Showa 43 mm fork suspension at the front and a Sachs monoshock at the rear. It has a single-sided swingarm. The bike is equipped with twin 320 mm disc brakes at the front and a single 245 mm disc at the rear.

Features such as Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2 and Sachs steering damper are standard. The bike also comes with riding modes, power modes, Cornering ABS EVO, traction control, wheelie control, Engine Brake Control EVO and auto tyre calibration.

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This bike has been getting a lot of rave reviews internationally, and has been praised for being easier to ride than the outgoing 959. It would be interesting to see what they price this bike at, compared to their own 959 Panigale. Speculations are rife that it would be around 15 lacs. Time will tell
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This bike has been getting a lot of rave reviews internationally, and has been praised for being easier to ride than the outgoing 959. It would be interesting to see what they price this bike at, compared to their own 959 Panigale. Speculations are rife that it would be around 15 lacs. Time will tell
The Panigale V2, with its usable power delivery but impressive figures nonetheless, is a bike that seems to be a lot more suited to Indian conditions than the bigger V4 that might be a handful even for than experienced riders. But I suspect that I know your source (wink wink) and that the price you mentioned will be in line with the eventual announcement from Ducati. That number is a little stiff, the current ZX10R costs Rs 13.99L and Kawasaki has a bunch of showrooms across the country. The only reason one would put down a lakh more for a bike that has 25% less power would be exclusivity, sadly the V2 will be a tough sell in India, though it is a very capable motorcycle and my favourite in Ducati's current range.
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Ducati Panigale V2 is expected to be officially launched in India by the end of August and deliveries will likely begin in September. Expected to be priced at Rs 16-16.5 lakh.

https://www.autocarindia.com/bike-ne...-august-418102
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Ducati Panigale V2 to be launched on August 26

Ducati is gearing up to launch the Panigale V2 superbike in India on August 26, 2020. Pre-bookings are open and customers can place orders by paying a bookings amount of Rs. 1 lakh.

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The Panigale V2 is powered by a 955cc, L-twin cylinder engine that produces 153 BHP @ 10,750 rpm and 104 Nm @ 9,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper clutch.

The bike comes with a Showa 43 mm fork suspension at the front and a Sachs monoshock at the rear. It has a single-sided swingarm. The bike is equipped with twin 320 mm disc brakes at the front and a single 245 mm disc at the rear.

It comes with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2 and a Sachs steering damper as standard. The bike also gets riding modes, power modes, Cornering ABS EVO, traction control, wheelie control, Engine Brake Control EVO and auto tyre calibration.

The Panigale V2 is positioned below the Panigale V4 in Ducati's line-up.

https://twitter.com/Ducati_India/sta...95154362789893

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The all new Panigale V2 is now available in India at INR 16.99 Lacs (ex-showroom India).

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https://twitter.com/Ducati_India/sta...596956672?s=19

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Wow, it's almost 10% more then the 959. Agreed it has more electronics, and is a better package then the outgoing model, but this pricing puts it a very tricky situation. Good luck to Ducati Selling these!!

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That'll put it at almost 20L on-road. Wondering if there's any non-aesthetic reason to actually buy this over the ZX10R.
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That'll put it at almost 20L on-road. Wondering if there's any non-aesthetic reason to actually buy this over the ZX10R.
To be fair Kawasaki has always been the VFM champ and their Zx10r is so good that its down to user preferences when choosing bikes in that price bracket. The only real drawback of the Zx10r is that it's just so common. The Panigale will never beat the Zx10r in performance due to the wide gap in power honestly how many are going to use either bike to their full capacity anywhere other than on the track. Both make enough power to thrill you and kill you if you aren't careful but the Ducati will stand out a bit more than the more common Zx10r for those that care about that stuff.
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That'll put it at almost 20L on-road. Wondering if there's any non-aesthetic reason to actually buy this over the ZX10R.
The brand value mainly and ofcourse the looks. Some one who loves the Ducati brand, this is the cheapest option as of today to get into panigale range, and with the bike looking very close to V4, with almost all the electronics and gizomos of V4, it's a better pick in india over V4. I was really hoping that they keep the price close to 959, and maybe just maybe i might have convinced the wife to get one, but this is way out of my budget now, specially when atleast some basic accessories will be needed to installed immediately.

It's a head over heart decision, ZX10R is a great bike in itself, but ultimately it is not a Ducati
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