Ducati has created two special series of Panigale V4 bikes inspired by the Desmosedici GP and Panigale V4 R of World Champions Francesco Bagnaia and Alvaro Bautista to celebrate their double victory in MotoGP and WorldSBK racing.
Ducati has announced that it will produce a limited-edition series of two special Panigale V4 S models, featuring the liveries of the bikes of Pecco Bagnaia and Álvaro Bautista. Each motorcycle in the series will be made unique by the original autograph of the rider on the tank, which will then be protected with a layer of clear varnish. The two motorcycles, produced in a numbered and limited series, celebrate in their production numbers the year of Ducati’s birth. Each series will consist of only 260 units, in honor of 1926, the year the Bolognese company was founded.
The Panigale V4 2022 World Champion Replica is offered in a single-seater configuration, with a billet aluminum upper clamp featuring laser engraving of the model name and progressive number. The technical equipment boasts the adoption of a nine-disc STM-EVO SBK dry clutch, Akrapovič street-legal silencer (4.4 lbs lighter than the Panigale V4’s stock unit), Brembo braking system enhanced by Stylema® R calipers and MCS master cylinder with remote adjuster; Rizoma billet aluminum adjustable footpegs; and racing plexiglass.
Other significant details of the Panigale V4 R include the rear exhaust manifold heat shield, alternator cover, front and rear fenders, and front brake ducts all made of carbon fiber. The Panigale V4 R also has a single-sided swingarm that is composed of carbon fiber and titanium. Finally, the series dedicated to Álvaro Bautista #19 features a brushed aluminum tank found on more refined versions of the Panigale V4.
Each bike will come packed in a packing case with dedicated graphics and a certificate of authenticity and the Ducati Data Analyser+ data acquisition system. Those who want to take advantage of the performance of these two motorcycles on the track can mount additional accessories, including carbon fiber open clutch cover, license plate and mirror removal kits, and a billet aluminum racing fuel cap.