The 2017 Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup sees the introduction of the new 959 Panigale to the series. The 959 is the successor to the 899 Panigale, although for this season both will run alongside each other to help rider transition from old bike to new.
The 959 Panigale was introduced partly to conform to new Euro 4 regulations but also sees a number of updates that improves the Panigale over the previous model.
The most important updates are to the evolved 955cc engine increasing horsepower by 6% to 157hp and torque by 8% with 107.4Nm . These performance changes are achieved by an increased stroke, high-flow air filter, an exhaust diameter increased to 60mm and additional fuel injectors.
From a design point of view there is little to differentiate the two. The front fairing is wider with a higher screen and bigger air intakes, a different tail unit and lower fairing to accommodate the new shotgun exhausts. However on the track version Akrapovic underslung exhausts are used, so again differences between the two are aesthetically minimal.
The 959 Panigale also now has improved machined footpegs, a lower swingarm pivot (-4) and a slipper clutch.
The road going version of the 959 Panigale costs £13,795 and is available in either red or white. It is also available through Ducati TriOptions finance www.ducatiuk.com/trioptions_finance.do
For further information about the 959 Panigale visit: www.ducatiuk.com/bikes/superbike/959_panigale/index.do
Ducati UK has launched a new Personal Contact Purchase (PCP) Finance scheme called TriOptions.
PCP is already an important finance option for many Ducati customers with over 60% of all Ducati Finance taken up currently being financed in this way. This format of finance has been a key part of the car industry for many years due to its combination of low deposits and low monthly repayments.
Ducati UK has embraced this scheme introduced Ducati TriOptions.
TriOptions reflects not only the Tricolore, the Italian flag, but also three, which are the number of options the PCP scheme offers to those customers at the end of their contract.
The three options customers have with TriOptions are:
For those motorcyclists that want to ride the newest Ducati and be able to keep their options and be able to budget to achieve their motorcycling dream, then TriOptions is the only option to make the desirable affordable.