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2024 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 30th Anniversario 916 Review | First Look 

2024 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 30th Anniversario 916

Thirty years ago, Italian designer Massimo Tamburini created the Ducati 916, which became an iconic milestone in Ducati’s history and paved the way for future Ducati sportbikes. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the 916, the company is offering a 2024 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 30th Anniversario 916 limited to only 500 units and dressed in a special livery inspired by the bike that Carl Fogarty rode to victory in the Superbike World Championship in 1999. 

The 30th anniversary bike will feature all of the top-of-the-range components of the Panigale V4 SP2, including the liquid-cooled 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale 90-degree V4 Producing a claimed 210 hp at 12,500 rpm and 90.6 lb-ft of torque at 11,000 rpm. 

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Separating the 30th Anniversario 916 version from the standard Panigale V4 SP2 are a number of details, including the striking livery. The tricolor fairing and white numberplate are inspired by the 916 from the 1999 Superbike World Championship. The tank cover features a laurel logo as it was on the 916, and the logo on the fairing is also borrowed from the 916 but with a modern twist that creates a 3D-like effect. 

A limited run and top-range motorcycle like this deserves nothing but the best, and that’s just what Ducati has given it. It features a billet aluminum racing fuel tank cap, air ducts for cooling the front brakes, wings with a double-profile design, and a carbon-fiber fender. The carbon-fiber 5-spoke wheels reduce weight by 3 lb compared to the wheels of the V4 S and 7.5 lb compared to those of the Panigale V4. 

Carrying over from the Panigale V4 SP2 are two 330mm front brake discs paired with Brembo Stylema 4-piston monoblock calipers with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO and a Brembo MCS 19.21 master cylinder with a remote adjuster. Also from the Panigale V4 SP2 is the Öhlins NPX25/30 43mm fork with electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment, and well as an Öhlins TTX36 rear suspension unit with electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment. The 17-inch wheels are shod in Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires. 

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The Panigale V4 SP2 30th Anniversario 916 weighs in at 381 lb, according to Ducati, and has a seat height of 33.5 inches. The wheelbase is 57.8 inches with a 24.5-degree rake and 3.94-inches of trail. Fuel capacity is 4.5 gallons. 

The billet aluminum footpegs are adjustable to fit the rider. The Ducati Quick Shift Up & Down comes as standard equipment and can be set up with either a traditional gearbox or with a racing pattern. Also included in the package is the Ducati Data Analyzer+ system, which tracks and monitors the rider’s performance. 

The Panigale V4 SP2 30th Anniversario 916 comes with a track-ready kit that includes billet aluminum caps for removing the mirrors, a removal kit for the license plate holder, and an open carbon clutch cover. This bike is available in a single-seat configuration only. A billet aluminum steering plate features a laser engraving of the model name and number, and it comes with a certificate of authenticity and a bike cover. 

The 2024 Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 30th Anniversario 916, limited to 500 units, will have an MSRP of $45,995 and arrive in dealerships in March 2024. 

For more information, visit the Ducati website

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