Ducati’s new 959 Panigale has been spied undergoing testing near the firm’s factory in Bologna, Italy. Bike’s ‘959’ badge is clearly seen through the masking tape on the fairing. The new 959 looks almost similar to the existing 899 Panigale, sharing the same brakes and suspensions, but more differences can be pointed out when having a closer look at the motorcycle. To start with the details of the new 959, the bike has been given similar fairing of the 1299 Panigale but with a slightly different nose at the front. Lights on the 959 has been designed differently and the scoops are bigger than the 899’s.
Each mirror on the 959 has been given two stems instead of one and also the mirror position is different. According to the spied image, the bike carries a Ducati badge under the gap in the left-hand fairing side panel, just like the 1299 Panigale. Enough of the 1299’s similarities, now talking about the 899’s, 959 shares the same front brake with radial-mounted Brembo monobloc calipers from the 899 and also the fully-adjustable Show big-piston fork and Sachs shock appears to have been used from the 899. The first hint of 959’s existence was taken when it was named in an emission certificate, it also revealed that it is powered from a 955cc engine. The iconic Italian motorcycle manufacturer has declared that they will be revealing nine new models at the upcoming Eicma Milan show on November 16. And 959 is among the promised models.
Source - VisorDown