The 959 Panigale chassis represents the continuation of the innovative Monocoque concept: several components have been integrated to obtain a single, compact and lightweight element that enhances the driver's position by perfecting the driving position.
The monocoque structure, made of cast aluminium to increase its properties of resistance, uses the Superquadro engine as a structural element and contributes to making the Ducati Superbikes the lightest in their category. The monocoque frame is secured directly to the engine head and in the front houses two aluminium bushings into which the steering tube bearings are inserted. Apart from fulfilling the classic function of the frame, the monocoque also acts as an air-box. In fact, in addition to the air filter it also houses the throttle bodies and the fuel circuit complete with injectors, which take advantage of the bottom of the steel tank which becomes its cover when mounted in place.