Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary

to Celebrate

Riding mode: never give up.

The Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary is powered by the 955 cm³ twin cylinder Superquadro engine. It delivers a maximum power of 155 hp at 10,750 rpm and maximum torque of 76.7 lb-ft at 9,000 rpm to guarantee full scale Ducati emotions and performance.

Compared to the Panigale V2, the Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary is more than 6.5 lbs lighter, thanks to the use of a lithium-ion battery and the choice to adopt a single-seater configuration that explicitly recalls the look of the renowned racing bike.

Injectors and inlet ducts

Like the Panigale V2, Performance enhancement largely stems from the new injectors (two per cylinder, one above and one below the butterfly, larger, and re-angled) and the new inlet ducts which, delivery rates remaining equal, lose less pressure than their predecessors, thus boosting intake efficiency. Oval throttle body dimensions remain unchanged with an equivalent diameter of 62 mm. Throttle bodies are controlled independently of each other via a full Ride by Wire system.


The new silencer has a new internal layout and, back pressure remaining equal, abates noise spikes more easily. This has led to a considerable reduction in silencer bulk. The new silencer also houses two larger, enhanced-impregnation catalytic converters.

90° Cylinders

On the Panigale V2 the engine acts as a stressed member of the frame. Set 90° apart, the cylinders are banked rearwards around the crankshaft axis, resulting in a 21° angle between front cylinder and horizontal plane. The two-cylinder heads and aluminum top covers feature a ribbed design to reduce mechanical noise. The crankcases are vacuum diecast using Vacural® technology to optimize weight saving and ensure consistent wall thickness and increased strength. Crankcase cover, clutch cover and sump are all made of diecast aluminum.


Transmission features a six-speed gearbox with the Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO 2 system and an oil bathed clutch. The latter has an anti-patter and progressive self-servo mechanism that compresses the friction plates when under drive from the engine without any extra effort required from the rider to release the clutch.

Chassis and Ergonomics

The balanced chassis, based on the Monocoque frame, and ergonomics designed to improve rider comfort ensure performance and ease of riding, both on the road and on the Curb.


To make the motorcycle even more effective in track riding, Ducati has chosen to equip the Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary with Öhlins components. The NX30 front fork and TTX36 rear shock absorber guarantee maximum smoothness and are designed to achieve the best performance on the circuit, with a set-up that makes the bike more precise and offers the rider greater feeling and greater support in all riding phases. The steering damper, thanks to the adjustments it is equipped with, allows you to customize its calibration by adapting it to riding style and the characteristics of the track.

ABS Bosch Cornering EVO

The ABS system on the Panigale V2 features the cornering function (which keeps the ABS working even with the bike leaned over) and has the same intervention logic and control as on the V4.

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Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2

The new Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2 strategy is an offshoot of the Ducati Desmosedici GP18.

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Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO

The EBC (Engine Brake Control) system was developed to help riders optimize bike stability under extreme turn-in conditions; it does so by balancing the forces applied to the rear tire under severe engine-braking conditions.

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Riding Mode

Riding Modes provide users with three different pre-set riding styles so that Panigale V2 performance can be adapted to rider, track/route, and weather conditions.

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The new electronics package raises active safety and dynamic control standards by adding the cornering function to the ABS, upgrading the quickshift so it now covers down-changes and including traction control, engine brake control and wheelie control.

All controls are incorporated as expected in the three Riding Modes (Race, Sport, Street) and can be adjusted via the new 4.3" color TFT dashboard. Featuring a user-friendly graphic interface browsing menus, adjusting settings, and identifying the selected Riding Mode could not be easier.

The imprint of the champion

The Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary is characterized by its special celebration livery, inspired by the 996 R bike that accompanied Bayliss during his conquest of his first world title in 2001.

Ducati red is the main coloor of the bike, and it joins green and white in a tribute to the Italian spirit of the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer, while the iconic #21, Troy Bayliss' race number, and the Shell logo, which visually strengthen the link with the racing bike, stand out on the sides and front. Troy's autograph is reproduced on the fuel tank, while the billet aluminum triple clamp shows the name of the bike and the progressive numbering of this unique model.

A style that evokes victories and performance.

The equipment is completed by the sport grips, the silencer outlet cover in carbon fiber and titanium and the rider seat made by combining two different technical materials with double red stitching. Troy’s number 21 is embroidered on the saddle and, together with the green and red bands, makes up the Italian flag.

As if it has just come out of the pits

The track spirit of the Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary bike is also expressed in the prestigious Öhlins components: the fork, steering damper and rear shock absorber allow a much higher performance on the track, in addition to giving the bike an even more sporty look. 

Compared to the Panigale V2, the Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary is more than 6.5 lbs lighter, thanks to the use of a lithium-ion battery and the choice to adopt a single-seater configuration that explicitly recalls the track alignment of the bike used in the racing season (passenger seat and foot pegs are available by request).

Born to celebrate.

Performance Engine, Electronics and Chassis
Design Celebration livery
Special equipment Panigale racing spirit

Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary

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A special bike, produced in a numbered series, a pure expression of Ducati sportiness and a tribute to a timeless passion.

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