Ducati ‘Senna’ 1199 Panigale S PhotosAs Ducati’s presence in Brazil continues to grow since opening its first subsidiary there in October of 2012, the Italian manufacturer is about to once again honor a famous Brazilian Ducatisti – Ayrton Senna.
Ducati will honor the late Formula One star with a “Senna” version of the Ducati 1199 Panigale S. The limited edition 1199, which will only be sold in Brazil, will make its debut at the Two Wheels Motorcycle Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 8-13.Only 161 of the Senna 1199 S superbikes will be produced, signifying the number of Formula 1 Grand Prix races that Ayrton Senna participated in. Ducati worked closely with the Senna Foundation when building the bike.The 1199 Panigale S Senna will arrive in Brazil in June 2014, each of 161 motorcycles having the special Senna color scheme, a racing exhaust, and an individual production number (01-161) inscribed on the top of the fork clamp.The very first 1199 Panigale S Senna (01/161) will be on display at the Ducati stand during the Two Wheels Motorcycle Show in Sao Paulo. Next to the 1199 Senna will be the original Ducati 916 Senna models.The first tribute model, a 916SP Siena in grey with red wheels, was called the “916 Senna I,” and only 300 were produced. As for the livery color, Senna himself chose it during a visit to the Bologna factory a few weeks before his final F1 race in Imola in 1994.Two more versions became available, the “916 Senna II” in 1997, and the “916 Senna III” in 1998. These three Senna models have become a top model for collectors.
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