A couple of weeks ago, Motorcycle.com received spy photos of a new Panigale V4 on a race track. Based on its livery, Troy Siahaan guessed it may be a 25th anniversary edition of Carl Fogarty’s first World Superbike championship on the Ducati 916.
It looks like Troy was on to something, as Ducati confirmed it will be releasing an anniversary edition Panigale. The Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 will debut at July 12 at Pebble Beach, Calif., before appearing at the Laguna Seca World Superbike round July 13 and 14 where factory racebikes of Alvaro Bautista and Chaz Davies will sport similar livery. Fogarty will be on hand as part of the festivities.
Ducati will produce just 500 examples of the Panigale 25° Anniversario 916 Further details will be released over the weekend.
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Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 10 July 2019 – It’s twenty-five years since the Ducati 916 made its first appearance. A bike destined to transform the world of motorcycle design and to make fans all over the world fall in love. The 916 was uniquely stylish, elegant, light and technologically innovative: a true pillar of Made in Italy motorcycles.
To celebrate this key anniversary, Ducati will present the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916. This limited edition will consist of only 500 individually numbered bikes and will sport an original livery and exclusive racing components. The motorcycle will be presented on 12 July at Pebble Beach, California, at 8 p.m. (PDT).
The Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 will be unveiled in the presence of ‘King’ Carl Fogarty, four-times winner of the World Superbike Championship with Ducati in the 1990s.
During the World SBK race at Laguna Seca, to be held on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July, the Aruba.it Racing Ducati team will pay a further tribute to the 916 when Alvaro Bautista and Chaz Davies’ bikes take to the track with a special livery inspired by the graphics of the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916.