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Our friends over at the Ducati 899 & 959 Panigale Facebook page have made another interesting discovery.

We know the 959 will need to feature some form of ABS to comply with new Euro regulations, what we didn't know is that Ducati plans to port over the same Bosch system in use on the 1299.

It's thought that the entire electrical suite from the 1299 could make the jump to the 959, which would then include a full inertial platform, auto-blip downshifts, wheelie-control and Bosch's cornering ABS.

From Ducati.com:

The 1299/S Panigale and Panigale R use the Bosch Inertial Platform, which is centered around an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). The IMU constantly monitors the motorcycle's lean angle and fore/aft pitch, interfacing with the ABS, DWC, and on the 1299 Panigale S, the Ohlins Smart EC suspension - ensuring that these systems operate at maximum effectiveness regardless of the motorcycle's position.
 

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The 959 Panigale spec sheet doesn't mention which Bosch ABS system it uses so I'll assume it's the ABS Plus system for now since it's supposed to be more suitable for super bikes.
 

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You're more than likely right about that. Surprised they didn't get any more specific about it to an extent that is mentioned. We'll probably find out more before it officially releases.
 

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9.0 vs 9.1

Based on the specs in the "equipment" tab on the Ducati website, it looks like 959 will come with the 9MP as against the 9.1MP Bosch unit in the 1299 Panigale. Also no mention of the Inertial Control Platform. Which means no Cornering ABS for the 959. Disappointing if true.
 
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