The new Ducati 959 looks nearly the same as the existing 899 Panigale, however, close inspection will reveal the differences in great detail. The 959 was given the fairing of the 1299 Panigale, but with a different nose. The sides of the headlights both meet in the center on the 959 and the 1299, where as it does not on the 899 Panigale. Also, on the 959 the headlights have a slightly different shape and two stems instead of one on the mirrors. The 959 has a gap in the left hand fairing side, which shows off a Ducati badge, whereas the 899 does not share that quality. The two bikes do have several things in common, however, such as pretty much all the major components. The front brake looks exactly the same as the 899, which has a radial mounted Brembo monobloc calipers. They also share fully adjustable big piston fork and Sachs shock with a smaller Panigale’s double sided swing arm. The 959 Ducati Panigale emerged just three weeks ago when it was named in an emission certificate revealing its exact capacity as 955cc.
The 959 is among nine new models that Ducati has promised to display at the Eicma Milan Show on November 16, 2015. It has also been confirmed that the new Monster 1200R will be displayed. It is also possible that we will see the belt driver seen in spy shots there as well. The firm published a teaser video giving away some hints to expect something black. We are guessing it’s probably not the 959.