Ducati has unveiled a limited-edition Panigale V2 to pay homage to WSBK racer Troy Bayliss who had 52 victories, 94 podiums and three world titles (2001, 2006 and 2008) to his name all astride Ducati motorcycles – twin-cylinder 996 R, the 999 R and the 1098 R.
To pay tribute to the Australian ride, who is the only motorcycle racer in history capable of winning in MotoGP and World Superbike in the same season (2006), Ducati has unveiled the limited-edition Panigale V2. This motorcycle has been given a special livery whose graphics are inspired by that of the 996 R which in the 2001 season powered Bayliss to the conquest of his first world title, revisiting its colours and cuts. Troy’s autograph is reproduced on the fuel tank, while the billet aluminium triple clamp shows the name of the bike and the progressive numbering of this unique model.
The Ducati Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary has been fitted with Ohlins components – suspension and steering damper. Compared to the standard model, the limited-edition variant is 3 kg lighter, thanks to the adoption of a lithium-ion battery and the choice of the single-seater configuration.
Some of the other key features of this Panigale V2 that make it special include a silencer outlet cover in carbon fibre and titanium, Troy’s number 21 is embroidered in white on the saddle, self-cleaning brake and clutch pumps with smoke grey oil tanks.
The Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary will be available in all dealers in the Ducati network starting from the end of September 2021 at a dealer price of €20,990 (referred to the Italian market).