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A British millionaire has put up a new limited edition Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale as the prize in the world’s first global bike competition.

Just 1,500 Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale’s are being made by the renowned Italian manufacturer, which claims it is the fastest, most powerful production bike that the world has ever seen.

With a top speed of 200mph, a new MotoGP-style frame and some of the most advanced electronics in the world, Ducati’s new V4 Panigale has received rave reviews since its launch in 2018.

Now one of the bikes, which have a recommended retail price of £35,000 English pounds, is being offered as the main prize in an online competition raising money for Blood Bikes, whose volunteers provide free medical courier assistance for urgent supplies.

The businessman behind the idea, who wants to remain anonymous, is already offering his own house as a prize in another online fundraising competition.

He said: “One thing led to another. I’m already offering my house in a competition so when this opportunity came along I thought let’s give it a go. The bike is incredible and a joy to ride but it’s also a real collectors’ item as there are only 1500 in existence. We thought a competition would be a great way to raise money for Blood Bikes, a charity that does wonderful work.”

The famous Italian bike maker behind the Panigale describe it as marking a ‘new and important chapter in Ducati’s history, a ‘symphony’ of performance and emotions that’s 100% Italian”.

Adam Child, senior road tester for the likes of Motorcycle News, called the Panigale ‘one of the most desirable sportsbikes on the planet’.

The competition is happening at Tickets are £5 plus a 50p booking fee and you must be aged 18 or over to take part. People across the world can take part. The bike will be shipped to whoever wins, anywhere in the world, at no cost to the winner.

The main prize also includes leathers and an X-lite helmet worth £1,000. Nine runners up will each receive a reduced weight and compact size X-lite X-803 Ultra Carbon helmet.

The closing date for entries is Sunday September 30. Twenty per cent of the money raised through the competition goes to charity.


For more information please contact Dan Pritchard at Astley Media on 00 44 1392 267390, 07730 363728

Notes to editors

The businessman and bike enthusiast who is running the competition has set up a company for the purpose – Ogilvie Promotions. Terms and conditions apply

We have full permission to issue the photos accompanying this release to media in the UK and for them to publish the photos in connection with this specific competition.

The competition is operated by a company set up by the owners, Ogilvie Promotions, (Registered in England: Number 11028385). Residents of countries where such competitions are not permitted by their own laws cannot enter. Winners will be picked at random by a computer using an algorithm, which will be overseen by an independent legal team. The winners will be notified within three days of the competition closing date.

Tech spec: Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale

  • Engine size: 1103cc
  • Fuel capacity: 16 litres
  • Frame type: Cast-ally semi-monocoque
  • Power: 223bhp@13,500rpm
  • Torque: 96.7ftlb@10,000rpm
  • Top speed: 191mph
  • Weight: 188kg
  • Fuel capacity: 16 litres
  • Average fuel consumption 34mpg
  • Tank range 130 miles
  • Front suspension: Öhlins NIX30 43mm fully-adjustable fork, semi-active
  • Rear suspension: Öhlins TTX36 fully-adjustable single shock, semi-active
  • Front brakes: 2 x 330mm discs, 4-piston Brembo M4.30 calipers, cornering ABS
  • Rear brake: 245mm disc, two-piston caliper

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