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Ducati Panigale marks 916 25th anniversary

Ducati Panigale V4 25th Anniversario 916 Carl Fogarty

You better get in quick with your orders, because Ducati is producing only 500 Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 motorbikes to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the legendary 916.

The 25th anniversary edition will be unveiled at this weekend’s American round of the Superbike championship at Laguna Seca by four-time World Superbike champion Carl “Foggy” Fogarty (above).

Ducati team riders Álvaro Bautista and Chaz Davies will compete at the event on bikes with a special livery inspired by the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916.

Ducati Australia and New Zealand Marketing and Sales Operations Manager Simon Leplaw says he has no further information yet on how many Australia will be allocated or the price.Ducati Panigale V4 25th Anniversario 916 Carl Fogarty

25th anniversary edition

Apart from graphics and limited-edition numbering, it doesn’t appear that the bike has any other extras.

The ground-breaking 916cc Ducati was a masterpiece by famous designer Massimo Tamburini with its iconic twin underseat exhausts, twin-eyed headlights, gold trellis frame, single-sided swingarm and elegantly simple lines.

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1994 Ducati 916

The 25th anniversary edition follows the recent news that Ducati will produce a Streetfighter V4 and rumours that there will also be a Multistrada V4.

Maybe there will also be Hypermotard and Monster versions powered by the V4 Desmosedici Stradale engine.