ON THE DYNO
OWING TO THE MV wetting its pants at Donington, it never made it to the dyno (for obvious reasons of safety). However, we have had the 800cc triple engine on the dyno before, housed in both an F3 and Brutale, and we know they’re good for around the low 130bhp mark, and around 57-58 lb.ft. But without a Euro4compliant F3 on file, we can’t include it.
The 959 Corse has the exact same engine as the base model 959, and the 144bhp and 74lb.ft it makes represents Ducati 1098 levels of power and torque, but at higher revs. While the power curve is smoother than a freshly shaved mott, there is a jump in both power and torque at the 5000rpm sweetspot. Both curves track a largely linear progression from 7000rpm to their peaks.