1199 Panigale S Senna presented at Sao Paulo Motorcycle Show
20 years after the passing of Ayrton Senna, Ducati presents special version of its Superbike in honour of the Brazilian F1 star
Produced in accordance with the Senna Foundation, the limited edition exclusively for Brazil will start in June 2014
Paulo (Brazil), 8 October 2013 - Marking Ducati's participation at the
Two Wheels Motorcycle Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Italian
manufacturer presented a surprise Senna
version of their 1199 Panigale S model.
exclusively for the Brazilian market, a limited edition series of just
161 motorcycles are to be produced, signifying the number of F1 Grand
Prix raced by the Brazilian
star. The special livery colour was chosen by Ayrton Senna himself
during his visit to the Ducati factory only a few weeks before his last
race in Imola in 1994, and later used to produce a first series of 300
motorcycles designed to honour star in 1995.
first Ducati tribute to Senna was a 916SP finished in grey with red
wheels, the "916 Senna I", of which only 300 were produced, with two
more versions, the "916 Senna II"
and "916 Senna III" built in 1997 and 1998. All three versions of the
Ducati 916 Senna model were limited editions and remain highly
sought-after by collectors world-wide.
in close agreement with the Senna Foundation and wishing to contribute
to the charitable and educational goals the Foundation pursues, decided
to pay homage once again,
expressing its passionate respect for one of the most prestigious
"Ducatisti" ever with the 1199 Panigale S Senna.
from June 2014, the 1199 Panigale S Senna will sport the special Senna
colour scheme and each of the 161 motorcycles will be supplied with a
racing exhaust system and
each have its individual production number inscribed on the top fork
01/161 of the Senna limited edition version of Ducati's
industry-benchmark Superbike will be displayed on the Ducati stand of
the TWO WHEELS Motorcycle Show in Sao Paulo,
alongside one of the original Ducati 916 Senna models.