Ducati Panigale V4 25th Anniversario 916 Auction for Carlin Dunne

  • A recently unveiled Ducati Panigale V4 25th Anniversario 916 will be auctioned in support of Carlin Dunne’s family.

  • Dunne perished while contesting in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on a Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype.

  • Proceeds from the auction will be handed to Dunne’s family.

A recently unveiled Ducati Panigale V4 25th Anniversario 916 will be auctioned in support of the Carlin Dunne family.

As we reported earlier, Dunne had led Ducati’s assault on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb of the Streetfighter V4 Prototype when he tragically crashed and perished. The event had been used as publicity by Ducati to shore up support for the upcoming Streetfighter V4. The bike which Dunne rode was essentially a Panigale V4 stripped of its bodywork and attached with a straight handlebar.

A crowdfunding charity had been set up within days of his passing in order to support his family.

As such, proceeds from the auction of the bike will go to Dunne’s family. The bike will wear the racer’s #5 number plate.

Such an auction will also be initiated next month in honour of Nicky Hayden. The bike offered is a Panigale V4 S with special decals like those on the Desmosedici GP raced by the late rider.

The Ducati Panigale V4 25th Anniversary 916 celebrates 25 years of the iconic Ducati 916, the bike which turned the Italian brand into a household name and set the destiny of Ducati. It was also the bike which revolutionized the superbike segment.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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