Ducati has revealed a new special edition motorcycle from its stable. The brand is paying homage to the Australian rider Troy Bayliss’s legendary career by dedicating the special motorcycle to him. Ducati will be producing a numbered series – Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary for sale in the international market.
According to the brand, the bond between Bayliss and Ducati Corse is one of the fascinating stories. The team has won 52 Victories, 94 podiums and three world titles together. The three world titles 2001, 2006 and 2008 were won using three different bikes. The twin-cylinder R 996, the R 999 and the R 1098. Now, precisely twenty years after winning the 2001 Superbike World Championship, Ducati is rekindling chemistry between Ducati and “Baylisstic” by creating this celebratory motorcycle.
Ducati Panigale V2 “Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary” – Design Highlights
The “Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary” edition motorcycle draws inspiration from the 2001 Ducati 996 R race livery. The 996 R propelled Bayliss across the finish line, winning his first world title. The Panigale V2 will revisit the same cuts and colours and the iconic number 21. The primary colour of the motorcycle is Ducati Red. This is enhanced by Green and White in a tribute to the Italian spirit. The side panels of the motorcycle also feature a Shell logo. The fuel tank comes with a reproduced autograph of Troy Bayliss. And the billet aluminium triple clamp bears the name of the bike and the progressive numbering of this unique model.
Ducati Panigale V2 “Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary” – Special Equipment
The Panigale V2 “Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary” comes with an Ohlins NX30 front fork and Ohlins TTX36 rear shock absorber. The high-performance suspension components boast precise cornering performance on the track and smoothness on the road. The motorcycle also comes with an adjustable steering damper to customize its calibration by adapting it to the riding style and characteristics of the race track.
The bike also comes with a silencer outlet cover made with titanium and carbon fibre, a technical material rider seat with Troy’s number 21 embroidered. The motorcycle also features sport grips, self-cleaning brake and clutch pumps. The Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary is also equipped with a lithium-ion battery. Thus, compared to the standard version, the Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary is also 3 kg lighter.
Ducati Panigale V2 “Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary” – Engine Specifications
Powering the Ducati Panigale V2 is a Euro5 compliant 955 cc Superquadro twin-cylinder engine. The engine makes 155 Hp of power and 104 Nm of torque. The engine resides inside an elegant and sporty monocoque frame that draws inspiration from the Panigale V4. The motorcycle also comes with a comprehensive electronics package including electronic quick shift, engine brake and wheelie controls, cornering ABS, Riding Modes controllable using a 4.3-inch colour TFT display.
Ducati Panigale V2 “Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary” – Price
The Panigale V2 “Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary” will be available from the Ducati network starting at the price of EUR 20,990 MSRP. The special motorcycle will go on sale from the end of September 2021.