In the world of motorcycles, some machines stand out as timeless classics. The Ducati 916 is one such legend, a bike that not only redefined the racing world but also earned a place at the MoMA in New York.
Three decades later, Ducati pays homage to this iconic beauty with the limited and numbered Panigale V4 SP2 30° Anniversario 916, and it’s nothing short of spectacular.
The Panigale V4 SP2 30° Anniversario 916 is more than just a motorcycle; it’s a work of art on two wheels. Drawing inspiration from the DNA of the Ducati 916, this bike boasts the unmistakable features and supersport character that made the 916 a milestone in Ducati’s history.
You’ll find the same mass concentration on the front, the sinuous lines, the iconic headlight, and that signature “nose.” The air intakes, the V-shaped fairing, the diamond-shaped fuel tank, and the agile tail all pay tribute to the 916’s design. And let’s not forget the single-sided swingarm that adds a touch of racing DNA.
The design is where history meets the future. The livery, crafted by Centro Stile Ducati, is a modern take on the classic 916 racing graphics. The tricolour fairing, the white number plates, and the number 1 evoke memories of Carl Fogarty’s victory in the Superbike World Championship in 1999. The modern twist on the fairing logo adds a 3D effect, giving it a contemporary edge.
Limited to just 500 units, the Panigale V4 SP2 30° Anniversario 916 offers an exclusive riding experience. It’s a single-seater configuration, and each bike is numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
To make this bike even more unique, Ducati includes a range of fine details. There’s a billet aluminum racing fuel tank cap, air ducts for cooling the front brakes, an exhaust heat shield, double-profile wings, and a carbon fiber front mudguard. Even the five-spoke carbon fiber wheels reduce wheel weight significantly, making the bike more agile and precise during acceleration.
The brakes on this machine are top-notch, thanks to the Brembo Stylema R calipers and cooling ducts, providing consistent and efficient braking, even on the most demanding tracks. The STM EVO dry clutch adds to the performance, allowing customization of mechanical engine braking. And for track enthusiasts, the open clutch cover lets you enjoy that classic Ducati racing bike sound.
The Panigale V4 SP2 30° Anniversario 916 caters to riders of all physiques with its adjustable billet aluminum footpegs. It also features the Ducati Quick Shift Up & Down, allowing for different gearshift patterns. And the Ducati Data Analyser+ data acquisition system lets you monitor your performance on the road.
This limited-edition motorcycle is a tribute to an icon, blending history and cutting-edge technology. With only 500 units available, it’s a collector’s dream and a testament to Ducati’s legacy in the world of two-wheeled marvels.