Ducati honours Senna with special edition Panigale

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Back in March 1994, Formula 1 Legend Ayrton Senna gave Ducati the final approval to release a special edition superbike, the 916 Senna.

Ducati produced 300 Senna special edition suerbikes. But shortly after Senna gave Ducati the approval to build the superbike with gold frame, black bodywork, and red wheels the three-time F1 Champion was killed, while leading the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola on 1 May 1994.

Thereafter Ducati further honoured Senna with two more special editions – a 916 Senna II in 1997, and a 916 Senna III in 1998. These Senna models, along with the original 1994 Senna, have since become highly sought after by international collectors.

Fast forward to 2014 and 20 years since his passing, Ducati has decided to once again pay tribute to the Brazilian legend. In collaboration with the Senna Foundation, Ducati will release another tribute model – the 1199 Panigale S Senna.

Only 161 Panigale S Senna superbikes will be produced, honouring the number of grand prix races Senna competed in.

The Senna edition is a Panigale S model bedecked in the the Senna black color scheme, red wheels, racing exhaust and a production number inscribed on the top fork clamp. The Ducati Panigale S Senna will go on sale in June 2014 exclusively in Brazil. (GP247)

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  • Tamburello_1994

    Well done Ducati. That thing looks fast as all hell. A worthy tribute, No doubt about that.

    Flying is second nature to me, But I would never be caught dead on a bike.

  • haha

    I think Agusta MV did it with their F4 too, same colors.

  • The Pessimist

    Nice gesture from Ducati, wish F1 administrators too had done something by honoring the greatest Formula one driver that the sport has ever produced.

  • Jim

    This would suit my 1993 Senna helmet nicely.

    I love pulling wheelies in that on my red and white gixxer.

  • Hawk

    does one have to have a Brazilian passport to buy it? or is it strictly not for export?

  • fools

    Too bad there MotoGP results dont end up looking as nice as there production bikes.

    My favorite was the MV Agusta SENNA F4

  • fools

    @Hawk

    no just alot of $$$