Ducati 959 Panigale Gets Normal Exhaust for the USA

11/16/2015 @ 11:50 pm, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

2016-Ducati-959-Panigale-USA-model-03

Judging by the amount of traffic the story is getting, we imagine the sight of the 2016 Ducati 959 Panigale at the EICMA show has ruffled a few feathers.

That’s understandable, since the Euro4 emission standards have forced the Italians to give the Ducati 959 Panigale an exhaust system that we’ve previously only seen on the Japanese-spec model of the Ducati 1199 Superbike.

While the shotgun exhaust isn’t as gawdy as one would think, it’s certainly a stark departure from the underslung units we are used to. We imagine it’s a moot point though, considering how many 959 Panigales will get some sort of slip-on or full-system exhaust from their new owners.

Just the same, the issue seems to be isolated to European soil, as the US-spec version of the 2016 Ducati 959 Panigale exhaust is just how we remember it. Check out the photos, after the jump, and compare it to the European-spec model (the first photo in the gallery).

2016-Ducati-959-Panigale-29

2016-Ducati-959-Panigale-USA-model-05

2016-Ducati-959-Panigale-USA-model-13

2016-Ducati-959-Panigale-USA-model-15

2016-Ducati-959-Panigale-USA-model-22

2016-Ducati-959-Panigale-USA-model-07

2016-Ducati-959-Panigale-USA-model-09

2016-Ducati-959-Panigale-USA-model-11

2016-Ducati-959-Panigale-USA-model-18

2016-Ducati-959-Panigale-USA-model-20

Source: Ducati

Be sure to stay up-to-the-minute with all our EICMA coverage.

  • Jonn Dol

    Actually, this bike looks much better with the Ducati’s traditional twin underseat exhaust set-up. Just re-position that shotgun exhaust..

  • Robert Kwolek

    I’m moving back to America

  • JSTNCOL

    ‘Murika.

  • Chaz Michael Michaels

    that bike is a thing of beauty

  • Jeremy

    Am I the only one who really wants the displacement to go down and not up? I would slap my cash down for a 599 or 699 Panigale that had, say, 100hp and sold for $10k ┬▒. Now that’s the bike I would want for trackdays. And Ducati if you’re reading this, it’s ok to use paint other than shiny red and/or flat white for your future superbikes. Remember the yellow from your 748/996’s? Or that silver/black 848 Evo Corsa? I mean the 899’s are hard to tell from the 1199’s, which are hard to tell from the 1299’s, now add in the 959 and it seems like your new Italian superbike experience becomes somewhat less-special. Love the podcast by the way.

  • You’re not the only one. I’m getting on a small-displacement kick, myself.

    Thanks for listening to the podcast! We should have a post-EICMA show recorded on Thursday, posted this coming weekend.

  • Jay Hartman

    I’m with you on low displacement bikes. I ride an 800 now and would go smaller if Ducati made a 5, 650 or 750…