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Ducati Introduces the Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary Edition

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

This Ducati PanigaleV2 Bayliss could be yours in October. Ducati photo

This Ducati PanigaleV2 Bayliss could be yours in October. Ducati photo

You may not be able to ride like Troy Bayliss, but very soon you could at least look like you can.

Twenty years ago, the Aussie raced his Ducati 996R to the 2001 Superbike World Championship. That triumph is being honoured this year with the Panigale V2 Bayliss 20th anniversary edition.

This special-edition numbered series of machines will be available in limited quantities from dealerships starting in October.

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It’s not just another pretty face with the fancy paintwork, a bold number 21, and logos, it’s also a beauty that’s gone a on a diet. This Panigale V2 Bayliss is 3kg lighter than the standard model. This is because it has a lighter lithium-ion battery and the choice of a single-seat configuration. (Passenger seat and footrests are available.)

Panigale V2 Bayliss has upgraded components and less weight. Ducati photo

Panigale V2 Bayliss has upgraded components and less weight. Ducati photo

The base Panigale V2 is upgraded with Öhlins components, including an NX30 front fork, a TTX36 rear shock, and a steering damper. It also comes with sport grips, plus a carbon fibre and titanium silencer outlet cover. The seat feature’s Bayliss’s no. 21 embroidered into the saddle in white with red and green vertical bands making up the Italian flag.

Troy Bayliss won three championships with Ducati. Ducati photo

Troy Bayliss won three championships with Ducati. Ducati photo

Ducati supplies the bike, but going as fast as the three-time world champ is up to you.

The new Panigale V2 Bayliss is at home on the track. Ducati photo

The new Panigale V2 Bayliss is at home on the track. Ducati photo

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