2019 marks a quarter of a century since the Ducati 916 - designed by Massimo Tamburini - arrived on the global stage and instantly becoming an icon of modern motorbike racing.
More than just a great bike, the Ducati 916 won World Superbike championships: it was a force to be reckoned with, winning 120 raced following its debut – four of them with Englishman ‘King’ Carl Fogarty. Even now, the English racer and the 916 remain the most successful ‘couple’ in Ducati SBK history.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the legendary 916 sees the birth of the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916, with just 500 limited and numbered versions in production. Built on the mechanics of the Panigale V4 S and upgraded with racing content from the Panigale V4 R, such as the “Front Frame”, designed to Ducati Corse specification.
The look of the bike takes cue from the Ducati 996. The Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 ischaracterised by livery inspired by the Ducati 996 SBK, (winner of the 1999 World Superbike Championship with Carl Fogarty) highlighting its bold “ready-to-race” attitude.
Each limited edition Panigale V4 comes with an authenticity certificate that matches the laser-engraved ID number (xxx/500) on the top yoke with the engine and frame serial number.
To further strengthen the visual connection with Carl Fogarty's 996 SBK, supplied are stickers with the "Shell" and "Foggy" logos, to be applied on the side fairings and the base of the screen should the owner wish.
Click HERE to watch ‘King’ Carl Fogarty celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ducati 916 and see the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 gets on the track for the first time!