Ducati Panigale V2 bookings open ahead of launch

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Ducati Panigale V2 (Image: Ducati India)

Ducati India has announced the opening of bookings for its first BS6-compliant motorcycle, the Panigale V2 in India. The Panigale V2 is an all-new motorcycle from the ground up and will become the entry model into the revered Panigale superbike family. To cater to the soaring demand of BS6 Ducati motorcycles, Ducati India is accepting bookings for the 2020 Panigale V2 for an initial amount of Rs 1 lakh. Customers can book their Panigale V2 at their nearest Ducati dealerships till the current stocks last.

The deliveries for the Panigale V2 will begin soon after the launch and it will be available on display across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata, and Chennai. Test rides for the new Panigale V2 will also begin shortly after the launch, under the ‘Ducati Cares’ program which ensures the practice of all safety measures to tackle the current COVID-19 situation. For now, Folks at Ducati tell us that the Panigale V2 will be launched ‘soon’.

Bipul Chandra, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “The Panigale V2 has been the most awaited bike since EICMA and we eagerly waited to bring this ultimate superbike as our first BS6 motorcycle for the Indian motorcycle enthusiast. The new Panigale V2 is a beefy yet compact bike with clear-cut lines that convey power without compromising on the classic Ducati superbike flair. Considering the overwhelming inquiries for launch of the Panigale V2, we are confident the bike will do well in the market by offering an unmatched Ducati riding experience to enthusiasts who’re looking to step into the world of riding on the racetrack and also to more experienced riders.”

Unlike the outgoing model, the Panigale V2 features a single-sided aluminium swingarm, the hallmark of every high-end Ducati superbike. Gently moulded around the refined monocoque frame, the extensive fairing highlights the more compact twin-cylinder Superquadro engine (smaller in comparison to the Desmosedici Stradale), creating a bike that is visibly leaner and less intimidating than the Panigale V4.