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Since last Monday the journey has been long and humbling, but finally, tomorrow (25 November 2015) the press will FINALLY ride the 959.

(tongue firmly in cheek)

On Wednesday Ducati will host the world launch of the new 959 Panigale at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia

Let's see what the 'pros' think of the new motor, but most importantly-we feel- are how the new engine behaves with the new electronics.

The 959 is officially a liter bike now, it goes without saying that the goalposts have now moved for the little Panigale.

Check back in tomorrow for all the latest and greatest.
 

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Chris Ulrich may have already ridden the 959 Panigale. Just need to wait for his full riding review in an upcoming issue of Roadracing World.

Chris Ulrich aboard the new Ducati 959 at Valencia.

I'm not subscribed. Maybe someone who is can give us the rundown? Or maybe an online review will come out before then.
 

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Chris Ulrich may have already ridden the 959 Panigale. Just need to wait for his full riding review in an upcoming issue of Roadracing World.

Chris Ulrich aboard the new Ducati 959 at Valencia.

I'm not subscribed. Maybe someone who is can give us the rundown? Or maybe an online review will come out before then.
They've all already ridden the bikes. The embargo just lifts today.
 

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the MCN piece is up now too First Ride: Ducati 959 Panigale | MCN

they got the wheel hop out, the swing arm thing will be interesting to see how it plays out in reality

But the superb new slipper clutch lets you glide into turns faster and with less rear wheel-hopping drama, which is an improvement over the 899. The clutch lever action is lighter, too.

Ducati claims the 959’s 4mm-lower swingarm position improves rear grip, which seems to work. But with the rear of the bike set low, the bars can kick in your hands under hard acceleration, especially over bumps and during fast direction changes.
 

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Read from cycle world that you can change the modes on-the-fly so if you feel like you would benefit from sport mode while riding you can easily change it. Further customization will have to be made while you're stationary but it allows you to alter individual parameters like DTC.
Will be great to hear a tester's feedback when they try programming these modes to better suit their needs.
 
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