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.
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.