Ducati Panigale V2 launch scheduled for August 26

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Ducati Panigale V2 (Image: Ducati India)

Ducati India has announced the August 26 as the launch date for the upcoming all-new Panigale V2. This will be Italian motorcycle manufacturer’s first launch in India during 2020. Previously, Ducati had opened bookings for 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.

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.

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.