- 110 hp Power
- 68 lb-ft Torque
- 202 kg Dry weight
Carl Fogarty was born July 1, 1965, in Blackburn, Lancashire.
The son of George Fogarty, from childhood he nurtured a passion for motorcycles and, like his father, also a passion for racing. In 1988 he became seduced by the Tourist Trophy, which he won in the F1 category, riding a Honda RC30. Thanks to this achievement he obtained the title of F1TT class world champion.
In 1992 he was hired by Kawasaki's French team to race in Endurance, along with pilot Terry Rymer. The two riders beat all their opponents becoming the strongest pair in the championship and winning the title world championship. This achievement gave Fogarty the opportunity to participate as a wild card (invited rider) to the World Speed Championship with a Cagiva 500, teaming up with World Champion Eddie Lawson, and also at the World Superbike Championship.
Fogarty, who had just landed in World Superbike, had yet to settle in, but quickly demonstrated his talent when he won at Donington Park in 1992 in his first appearance as a wild card, in an 888 Ducati Corse managed by the British Moto Cinelli team.
Noticed by the best teams, he was signed by the official Ducati team with which he achieved excellent results: two world titles in 1994 and 1995.
After a year's absence, Fogarty returned to Ducati, thanks in part to the insistence of new manager Davide Tardozzi. The combination of the two worked to perfection and Fogarty again won the world title in 1998 and 1999. With his unparalleled honors, Fogarty became the best rider in the history of World Superbike, making this championship wildly popular in Britain.
A serious accident in the second round of the World Superbike Championship in 2000, in Australia, put him out of action, however. In the month of September, already physically recovered, Ducati gave him the opportunity to test his new bikes, and that was the moment when the champion Englishman realized that it was better for him to retire from racing to devote himself to the job of team manager.
On the 25th anniversary of the bike on which Carl Fogarty made history in the SBK world championship, the Panigale V4 25th Anniversary was born. 916 in a limited and numbered version of 500 units.