This bike was first unveiled in August 2021 and has been constructed to commemorate Ducati’s SBK legend Troy Bayliss.
The total title of this bike is the Ducati Panigale V2 Troy Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary. That’s fairly a mouthful, however it’s irrespective of, as a result of the bike is in-built commemoration of one in every of Ducati’s most celebrated superbike racers, Troy Bayliss. Bayliss not solely received three SBK championships, but additionally shocked the world when Ducati gave him the chance of a wildcard entry within the 2006 Valencia MotoGP season finale, and he received the race.
Bayliss received his championships in 2001, 2006 and 2008, and it’s the 20th anniversary of his first title aboard the Ducati 996R that this numbered version motorbike goals to commemorate. Visually, the bike will get a distinct livery together with Bayliss’ signature on the gas tank, inscribed beside the three years he received his championships.
His signature and the bike quantity will also be discovered on the billet aluminum triple clamp. Bayliss’ race quantity 21 is proudly positioned on the entrance of the bike and likewise embroidered into the distinctive seat, which makes use of completely different supplies from the usual bike.
The extra vital mechanical change comes within the change from the usual Panigale V2’s Showa/Sachs suspension set-up to Ohlins items at each ends – an NX30 fork and a TTX36 shock. There’s additionally a brand new Ohlins adjustable steering damper.
At 197kg, the kerb weight is 3kg lower than commonplace Panigale V2 due to using a lithium-ion battery and a single seater configuration – a pillion seat and foot pegs can even be supplied. What comes as a disappointment, nonetheless, is that Ducati hasn’t modified the Brembo M4.32 brake calipers, however the bike now will get self-bleeding radial grasp cylinders for the entrance brakes and the hydraulic clutch.
The engine stays untouched and the bike will get the identical 155hp, 104Nm, 955cc L-twin engine. The huge electronics suite from the Panigale V2 additionally continues, with cornering ABS, a bi-directional quickshifter, engine brake management and wheelie management. All these options are built-in into three Using Modes – Race, Sport and Avenue – that may be managed and modified utilizing a 4.3-inch color TFT dashboard.
The bike will likely be out there in India on an order foundation in restricted numbers (Ducati doesn’t say what number of) and this exclusivity comes at a worth. Whereas the usual Panigale V2 will price you Rs 18.5 lakh, the Troy Bayliss version is almost Rs Three lakh extra at Rs 20.Three lakh, ex-showroom.