Few days ago in Brazilian Motor Show, Ducati 1199 Panigale S Senna Limited Edition is announced. The announcement is to give special tribute to Aryton Senna that has passed away 20 years ago. As we know, Senna is the best Brazilian Formula 1 driver ever. His contribution to the motor world makes Ducati decide to make this limited race motor that will be unveiled in Sao Paulo Two Wheels Motorcycle Show this year.
The production of S Senna limited edition will be started in June 2014 that is the same time with the death of Senna in May 1994. Won triple world champion, Senna has to leave this world after an accident in Imola Circuit in Italy during San Marino Grand Prix. The amount of the production is only 161 units. This number is chosen based on the total F1 Grand Prix race that Senna has done. When the first vehicle (1 out 161) is revealed, 916 Senna models will also be shown.
Ducati 1199 Panigale S Senna limited edition is not the first motor created as tribute to Aryton Senna. In earlier time, Ducati has produced 916SP then 916 Senna I that is made for only 300 units in 1995. In 1997 and 1998, the following special editions are come out: 916 Senna II and 916 Senna III. All of the vehicles are finished with same color combination: grey, black, and red. The colors are inspired by Senna. The legend chooses those color schemes when he visit Ducati factory several weeks before the tragedy happened.
Until this moment, the earlier Senna motorcycles are still appealed by collectors all over the world. For this newest edition, the production number will be written in the top of the fork clamp. Sold only in Brazil, the Senna will be the hottest motorcycle in this year.