Ducati has launched a limited edition version of the Panigale V4 called the 25 Anniversario 916 priced at Rs. 54.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Only 500 units will be built and bike number 5 will be auctioned to raise funds in the memory of Carlin Dunne, who sadly passed away at Pikes Peak.
The Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 celebrates 25 years since the launch of the Ducati 916. It is based on the Panigale V4 S but has the Ducati Corse front frame from the Panigale V4 R. It has a titanium Akrapovic exhaust and forged magnesium wheels among other upgrades. The bike is finished in a special livery based off the 916. It has carbon fiber mudguards, heel guard and carbon fiber and titanium swing arm cover.
Powering the Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 is a 1,103cc, V4 engine that produces 211 BHP @ 13,000 rpm and 124 Nm of torque @ 10,000 rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper clutch.
The bike rides on fully adjustable Ohlins front suspension and has an Ohlins monoshock at the rear. It features twin 330 mm discs brakes with 4-piston calipers at the front and a 245 mm disc at the rear with a 2-piston caliper setup. The bike comes equipped with ABS, traction control, Ducati Slide control (DSC), wheelie control, launch control, Engine Brake Control (EBC EVO 2) and Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES EVO).
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