2019 Ducati Panigale V4 25th Anniversary 916 – tribute to the motorcycle that redefined the "Superbike"
After a teaser photo and announcement, Ducati has released the 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 25th Anniversary 916, to be produced worldwide in a limited run of 500 units. Scheduled to reach Ducati dealer showrooms in October 2019, the Panigale V4 25th Anniversary 916 is priced at 41,900 euro (RM194,033) ex-factory Borgo Panigale, with final pricing dependant on country of destination.
Taking the Ducati Panigale V4 S as a basis, the V4 25th Anniversary celebrates the debut of the Massimo Tamburini designed Ducati 916 back in 1994. Using the Panigale V4 R front frame, the Panigale V4 25th Anniversary 916 also comes with Marchesini Racing forged magnesium wheels and a billet machined top yoke engraved with the edition number.
The purchaser of the Panigale V4 25th Anniversary 916 also gets titanium Akrapovic exhaust silencers, racing windscreen, carbon-fibre front and rear mudguards and special seat. Completing the racing kit are adjustable foot pegs, racing grips, carbon-fibre heel guard and swingarm cover and racing articulated levers.
Putting out 214 hp at 13,000 rpm and 124 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm, the Panigale V4 S uses Ducati’s V-four Stradale engine. Driven by slipper dry clutch and six-speed gearbox, the V4 S comes with a full suite of riding aids and Ohlins electronic front and rear suspension.
The original 916 won 120 races, eight constructor’s titles and six rider’s championships, notably with Carl Fogarty. In memory of the Carlin Dunne, who passed away racing the Ducati V4 Streetfighter prototype at Pikes Peak, Panigale V4 25th Anniversary 916 number five will be withdrawn from general sale and auctioned with proceeds going to Dunne’s family.
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