the exhaust looks different, is it possible its the 959 but wearing older clothes?
Yeah it's nothing really new, one look at the line up on the Ducati site of what you may have seen in person already and you've seen just about all you need to see.Looks basically the same as the other Panigale bikes. Differences are minor and I feel as though I already know what the Panigale looks like and am a fan. It's more about the specs for me.
I doubt it will otherwise we'd see it here and observing things... it seems as if Ducati wants to keep it on the 1199 and up when it comes to sportbikes.Do we know if it is going to have a single sided swing arm?
Will not. Its basically an 899 with upgraded engine and electronics...Do we know if it is going to have a single sided swing arm?
careful how you word that though... its not that the 899 didn't have torque, but it had a flat spot where most people NEED torque on the street...Yup.
That's the best way to look at this, seems like it's just the more potent package that fixes all or most of the flaws the 899 had, torque being one of them.
yes the intakes look different, not sure if they actually take in more air though.Is it just me or does the 959 have bigger scoops?
Indeed, I remember seeing that mentioned on some other communities, i'm sure on the track it was sufficient, but of course a lot of times they're on the street.careful how you word that though... its not that the 899 didn't have torque, but it had a flat spot where most people NEED torque on the street...
This should help:Which gear was the torque flat spot in?