Ducati is celebrating a remarkable year, winning both the MotoGP and World Superbike championship titles. Now it is commemorating the achievements with the unveiling of two limited-edition motorcycles: the Panigale V4 Bagnaia 2022 World Champion Replica and the Panigale V4 Bautista World Champion Replica. Pecco Bagnaia’s MotoGP title marks the first for Ducati since Casey Stoner’s championship in 2007, while Álvaro Bautista took Ducati’s first championship in World Superbike since 2011. Surely, a reason to celebrate.
Both models are based upon the already-potent Panigale V4 platform, but receive a number of technical and aesthetic upgrades to show their significance. Much of the functional upgrades are influenced by the track-ready V4 SP2, including STM-EVO dry clutch, Akrapovič silencer, top-shelf Brembo Stylema R brake calipers with a remote-adjustable MCS master cylinder, and billet Rizoma rearsets. The Ducati Data Analyzer+ data acquisition system is also standard equipment. Each model also comes in a single-seat configuration and a billet top triple clamp with laser engraving of the model and number.
Each model is dressed in the rider’s respective racing livery of the 2022 season and signature on the fuel tank. They are also given a carbon fiber treatment of various trim, including front and rear fenders, front brake ducts, alternator cover, and swingarm cover. The Bautista model receives a brushed aluminum fuel tank found on the more premium Panigales. Finishing touches for both models include a special packing case, custom bike cover, and certificate of authenticity.
A run of 260 units will be made for each model and will be offered at $63,000. Bikes will be available stateside in fall of 2023. A little late to the party…