In celebration of the 54th Birthday of Ayrton Senna
In celebration of the 54th birthday of probably the most talented driver to ever get behind the wheel of a Formula One Car, we take a look at the 1199 Panigale S Senna 916 Senna. Produced exclusively for the Brazilian market, this is a limited edition series of just 161 motorcycles, signifying the number of F1 Grand Prix raced by the Brazilian star. The special livery colour was chosen by Ayrton Senna himself during his visit to the Ducati factory only a few weeks before his last race in Imola in 1994, and later used to produce a first series of 300 motorcycles designed to honour star in 1995.
The first Ducati tribute to Senna was a 916SP finished in grey with red wheels, the “916 Senna I”, of which only 300 were produced, with two more versions, the “916 Senna II” and “916 Senna III” built in 1997 and 1998. All three versions of the Ducati 916 Senna model were limited editions and remain highly sought-after by collectors world-wide.
Produced in accordance with the Senna Foundation, the limited edition exclusively for Brazil will start in June 2014 #ayrtonsenna #ducati +Ducati