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Ducati celebrates 2022 world championships with race-replica Panigale V4s

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Some events are just so special that they call out to be remembered in a special way. That is why Ducati is celebrating the 2022 MotoGP and WorldSBK titles with special editions of Panigale V4 bikes inspired by the Desmosedici GP and Panigale V4 R of World Champions Francesco Bagnaia and Alvaro Bautista.

Now you can get a bike that looks like Pecco's or Alvaro's. Ducati photo

Now you can get a bike that looks like Pecco's or Alvaro's. Ducati photo

This season marks the first time that Ducati is world champion in the same season for both prestigious racing series. It is a double triumph that the Bologna firm wanted to highlight with two unique, collectible models.

The bikes, made from the Panigale V4 S, will feature the liveries of the bikes of Pecco Bagnaia #63 and Álvaro Bautista #19. Each motorcycle in the series will be made unique by the original autograph of the rider on the tank, which will then be protected with a clearcoat layer. The two motorcycles, produced in a numbered and limited series, celebrate in their production numbers the year of Ducati's birth. Each series will consist of only 260 units, in honour of 1926, the year the company was founded.

The PanigaleV4 2022 world champion replicas will be available next fall. Ducati photo

The PanigaleV4 2022 world champion replicas will be available next fall. Ducati photo

Like the racing machines themselves, these world champion replicas have a single seat, plus a billet aluminum upper clamp with laser engraving of the model name and series number. The technical equipment boasts the adoption of the nine-disc STM-EVO SBK dry clutch, Akrapovič street-legal silencer (4.4 lbs lighter than the Panigale V4's stock unit), Brembo braking system enhanced by Stylema® R calipers and MCS master cylinder with remote adjuster, Rizoma billet aluminum adjustable footpegs and racing plexiglass.

Each PanigaleV4 world champ replica has many high-peformance parts. Ducati photo

Each PanigaleV4 world champ replica has many high-peformance parts. Ducati photo

Other technical details tinclude a rear exhaust manifold heat shield, alternator cover, front and rear fenders, and front brake ducts, all made of carbon fiber. Also made of carbon fiber, combined with titanium, is the cover protecting the single-sided swingarm. Finally, the series dedicated to Álvaro Bautista #19 features the brushed aluminum tank found on the more refined versions of the Panigale V4.

Each bike will be delivered in a packing case with dedicated graphics and a certificate of authenticity, a custom bike cover and the Ducati Data Analyser+ data acquisition system. 

Those riders who can't resist taking these thoroghbred machines to the track will be able to mount the additional accessories provided, such as the carbon fiber open clutch cover, license plate and mirror removal kits, and the billet aluminum racing fuel cap.

The Panigale V4 Bagnaia 2022 World Champion Replica and Panigale V4 Bautista 2022 World Champion Replica will be arriving to dealerships in the United States and Canada beginning in the fall of 2023. The United States pricing for the special series will begin at an MSRP $63,000. Canadian pricing begins at an MSRP of $73,000 CAD.

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