By Wade Thiel
Ducati Honors One of Its Most Important Motorcycles
To honor 25 years since the legendary Ducati 916 made its official debut, the company will build 500 special edition Panigale V4 motorcycles. Called the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916, the bike will have an exclusive livery and some special racing equipment installed on it.
Ducati plans to present this motorcycle to the world at Pebble Beach in California on July 12. That’s right around the corner, so if you’re going to be out in California checking out all that Pebble Beach has to offer, make sure to check out this new special edition Ducati, too. Four-time world champion Carl Fogerty will be at the event.
The Ducati 916, for those who don’t know, was a relatively short-lived racing bike for Ducati. It was also highly successful. During its tenure on the WSBK it won five titles, according to RideApart. The bike made 109 hp and had a top speed of 160 mph. The Panigale V4 is that bikes descendent and so this limited edition model is a fitting tribute to the bike.
We only have a couple promotional shots, there’s no doubt more will be coming at a later date after the bike makes its official debut in California. We’ll keep an eye out for those.
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