World Ducati Week machine reaches just shy of $189,000 AUD.
The Ducati Panigale V4 S that three-time world superbike champion Troy Bayliss piloted at last month’s World Ducati Week (WDW) event in Misano has been auctioned off with a record-breaking bid of 120,000 euro ($188,790 AUD).
Bayliss, amongst a host of current and former Ducati riders including Jack Miller, Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso and Marco Melandri, contested the Race of Champions invitational aboard specially prepared Panigale V4 S machines which were all later put up for auction.
The bikes feature exclusive livery and graphics dedicated to their individual riders, with colour schemes drawing their inspiration from the bikes used in MotoGP or WorldSBK races. On each steering yoke, a badge shows the rider’s name and race number, plus each one includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali.
Right from the start there was huge interest in Bayliss’ bike, which generated ever-higher bids that eventually reached the record-breaking figure. Dovizioso, Melandri, Lorenzo, Michael Pirro and Danilo Petrucci’s bikes were also in great demand, going for between 40,000 and 62,400 euro.