Special model Panigale coming
Ducati has honoured Australia’s three-time World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss with a special Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary model.
The limited-edition serial-numbered bike will be available in Australia and New Zealand from January 2022 with an Australian ride away price of $27,489.
It comes in a special livery that celebrates the Ducati 996 R of Troy’s first World Superbike title in 2001 with his race number 21.
He also won in 2006 and 2008 and his 52 World Superbike victories rank third in the history of the championship behind Brits Jonathan Rea and Carl Fogarty.
Troy also raced in the MotoGP, winning the 2006 Spanish GP.
The special Panigale V2 is more than just a special paint job, though.
Justifying the $4500 premium over the standard V2, the bike is equipped with Öhlins The NX30 front fork and TTX36 rear shock absorber and is 3kg lighter thanks to a lithium-ion battery and solo seat.
It also comes wth sport grips, carbon fibre and titanium muffler cover, self-cleaning brake and clutch pumps, smoke grey oil tanks and Troy’s #21 on the saddle and fairings.
The above video was filmed at the Ducati Museum, on the track and at the Bayliss home in Australia.