The 2016 Ducati Panigale 959 Is Our New Favorite Superbike
Ducati has planned to make our days a lot better by topping their previous example of craftsmanship with the new Ducati 959 Panigale. Powered by a 955 cc engine, that’s good for about 157 hp and 80 lb-feet of torque, this 2-wheeled rocket was designed to be fast and allow the rider to have complete control.
As such, the Italian company has equipped this impressive superbike with traction control, an engine brake control, and three different riding modes for your pleasure: wet, sport and race.
The new Ducati Panigale is as cool as it is innovative; it features the proprietary 6-speed Ducati Quick Shift gearbox, which knows when the rider is pressing on the shift lever, and acts accordingly by cutting power to the engine just long enough to allow the rider to toe shift the lever into the next gear.
Ducati’s newest superbike is also extremely customizable, and can be had in sport or touring configurations, depending on your ride style. Prices start off at under $15,000, with possible owners having to decide between a Ducati red or white paint-job.