Ducati celebrate 2023 racing dominance with limited Panigale V4 and V2 series

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Bologna firm Ducati are celebrating a year of unrivalled racing success with a series of special edition Panigale V4 and V2 sportsbikes, revealed at a special ‘Campioni in Festa’ event in their home town.

Ducati rider Álvaro Bautista won the World Superbike championship, with Nicolò Bulega taking the World Supersport crown. Francesco Bagnaia also took the MotoGP world championship, with five special Panigale replicas now being produced to mark their success.

These limited edition machines are inspired by the Desmosedici GP bikes of Bagnaia, plus front runners Jorge Martín and Marco Bezzecchi. Another pays tribute to Bautista’s Panigale V4R and Bulega’s Supersport Panigale V2.

The front number board of the Francesco Bagnaia special Ducati Panigale V4S

Both the Bagnaia and Bautista specials will be finished in a yellow livery, inspired by the Ducati designs both riders used at the Misano MotoGP and WSBK rounds. Both riders won their respective titles for the second year running.

To maintain exclusivity, each of the five replicas will have a limited production run. There will be 263 Bagnaia bikes built, plus 219 Bautista machines. The Bulega V2 special will be available in 111 units, with 189 Martins, and 72 Bezzecchi models.

They will all be offered in a single seat configuration only, with a billet aluminium steering plate with laser engraved production number, and a dedicated key and animation for the TFT dash.

A special Ducati Panigale V4S with numbered top yoke

As you would expect from a bike like this, there’s also a certificate of authenticity, and a dedicated bike cover. Should you wish not to ride it, it will be delivered in a wooden crate featuring specialised graphics, too.

All four of the Panigale V4s will be based on the £27,995 S model, despite the racier R being built as the foundation for racing competition.

To set them apart from the standard machine, they will feature a nine-disc dry clutch, homologated Akrapovič silencer, adjustable billet aluminium Rizoma foot pegs, and even the GPS module to allow for lap times on the dash. The new exhaust cuts 2kg away from the standard weight, too.

Jorge Martin sits on his special Ducati Panigale V4S

Elsewhere, the rear exhaust manifolds, alternator cover, rear mudguard and front brake ducts are all made of carbon fibre – as is the swingarm cover, combined with titanium.

Ducati have then given the Bulega V2 mods including Akrapovič racing silencers, which are said to increase power by 2.5% and torque by 2%. It should also cut weight by an impressive 5kg.

Customers wanting to get their hands on one are advised to contact their local dealer. Visit ducati.com for more.