Ducati will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ducati 916 with a limited-edition Panigale V4.
The special edition is called the Ducati Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 and will be unveiled for the first time on July 12 during this weekend’s American round of the World Superbike championship at Laguna Seca in California. Only 500 individually numbered, special edition Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 bikes will be built.
According to reports, Aruba Racing Ducati team riders Alvaro Bautista and Chaz Davies will compete on bikes at this weekend’s race on bikes with special livery inspired by the Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916. Four times world champion Carl Fogarty will attend this weekend’s World Superbike round, and the unveiling of the Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916.
The Ducati 916 was a special bike, a full-faired sportbike manufactured by Ducati from 1994 to 1998. The 916 featured a 916 cc, fuel-injected, 90-degree v-twin engine in a trellis frame with a single-sided swingarm and upside down forks. The engine churned out 114 bhp at 9,000 rpm and peak torque of 90 Nm at 6,900 rpm while attaining a top speed of 259 kmph.
Designed by legendary motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini, Ducati won four World Championships with the 916 in 1994,’95 and ’96, and again in 1998, with Carl Fogarty winning three of those titles and the fourth one by Troy Corser. Ducati won the Manufacturer’s Championship in those years.