A Dream To Fly
Motown India|September 2018
A Dream To Fly

Man has always had an innate desire to fly. Maybe he was curious about what lay beyond the clouds in the vast skies. But what could have triggered the imagination of those who created the Ducati 959 Panigale? I recently got to spend some time with the Italian sportsbike trying to get an answer to my query.

The Ducati 959 Panigale adopts a very aggressive nose down design approach. Despite its high flying nature and aggressive styling, when standing still, the bike has a very confident stance. The large faring on the sports bike does a good job of hiding away the engine. There are LED DRLs in the headlamp cluster but the main unit remains a halogen which is a bit sad. Then there is the short and mean looking dual exhaust that screams in pleasure as you twist the throttle. It is no surprise that the bike offers a very committed riding posture and this is not the best when you get stuck in traffic (I was unlucky enough to be in one).


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September 2018