Troy Bayliss’ Ducati Panigale V4S Sold on eBay for Record 139,000 Dollars

This past weekend, the Marco Simoncelli Misano World Circuit was the place where bike manufacturer Ducati held its annual World Ducati Week.
Troy Bayliss’ Ducati Panigale V4S 1 photo
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As usual, for the 2018 edition as well a host of bike racing champions were on site to thrill the crowds: Andrea Dovizioso, Jorge Lorenzo, Danilo Petrucci and Troy Bayliss. Thirteen in all, the champions got to race on specially designed Panigale V4S motorcycles.

After the conclusion of the event, the bikes were posted for sale on eBay and, says Ducati, all got sold for good money.

Troy Bayliss’ ride was the most sought after, managing to sell for $139,000 after what Ducati describes to have been a hard-fought auction.

“The fondness and esteem that Ducatisti still nurture for Troy Bayliss, a true Ducati icon, three-times winner of the World SBK Championship and recently (at the age of 49) winner of an SBK race in Australia on a Ducati Panigale, are impressive,” said Ducati in a statement.

The motorcycles ridden by Dovizioso, Melandri, Lorenzo, Pirro, and Petrucci found new owners for sums between $46,000 and $72,200.

There were in all 7,084 bids coming from 1,516 people from all over the world for the bikes. That makes an average of 116 people battling to get ownership of each of the motorcycles.

Each of the bikes sold this weekend featured livery and graphics dedicated to their individual rider and color schemes drawing inspiration from the bikes used in MotoGP or SBK races. On the steering yoke sits a plaque with the rider's name and race number, complete with his autograph in indelible ink.

The bikes were sold on eBay complete with a set of original parts, exhausts included, required for legal road use.

The Ducati Panigale V4 is the first mass-produced Ducati motorcycle to be equipped with a 4-cylinder engine derived from the Desmosedici used in the MotoGP.

Its Speciale version to be used this weekend in the Race of Champions comes with 226 horsepower, components in carbon and aluminum and racing exhaust by Akrapovic.
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