Brazil gets special 'Senna' version of Ducati 1199 Panigale S.
Ducati is bringing a special treat to its customers in Brazil – a special edition of the 1199 Panigale S superbike, exclusive to the South American country, honoring late Formula One world champion and local god Ayrton Senna, who died nearly 20 years ago at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.
Called the 1199 Panigale S Senna, it will be limited to just 161 units, which is coincidentally the same number of F1 races Senna started. This isn't a mere cash grab, nor is it the first time Ducati has honored the racer.
Senna was a Ducati enthusiast in his lifetime, and the color scheme on this 1199 Panigale special edition was handpicked when he visited the Ducati factory in 1994. The grey body and red wheels have adorned the three previous Senna bikes, all based on the 916, which were built in 1995, 1997 and 1998.
This latest special edition has been done with the blessing of the Senna Foundation, and will make its official debut at the Two Wheels Motorcycle Show in Sao Paulo.
Fri Oct 11 2013 15:50:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)