Ducati announces 959 Panigale Special Edition

With under-engine Akrapovic exhaust system

Ducati Panigale 959 special edition

DUCATI UK has just announced a special edition Ducati Performance 959 Panigale, which is adorned with a selection of trick parts from the Ducati Performance catalogue.

Only 25 of the sexed-up baby Panigales will be produced, costing £15,995 or £16,995 with an additional carbon pack and each one will be individually numbered with a lazer etching in the steering head. That's about £2,600 more than the standard 959 in red.

However, the bike addresses one of the main points of criticism on the standard 959 Panigale – those shotgun exhausts and comes with an Akrapovic under engine exhaust system and suitable lower fairings. A quick check of the Ducati accessories catalogue reveals that if you were to buy the 959 Akrapovic silencer kit on its own, you'd be paying £2,775.80, so this looks like a lot of bang for your buck.

There’s also plenty of billet aluminium too, courtesy of a billet race tank filler cap, articulated racing levers, brake lever protector.

The carbon pack also gets you parts including a carbon ignition switch cover, carbon shock cover, carbon heel guards, tail tidy, front sprocket cover, tank protector, chain guard and carbon rear mudguard and billet bar end weights.

This special edition 959 also gets a plastic seat cowl and race screen.

Get in touch with your local Ducati dealer if you’re interested.