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30 years ago, on May 1, 1994, Ayrton Senna died at the San Marino Grand Prix – the Brazilian Formula 1 driver was involved in a fatal accident during the race. In 2024, at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari circuit, as part of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, commemorative events were held in honor of the famous racer, and Ducati decided to hold a presentation of its new motorcycle. The Italian manufacturer showed the Monster Senna, created in memory of the three-time world champion.

Ducati and Senna have collaborated for a very long time. In 1990, Claudio Castiglioni, who then owned the motorcycle manufacturer, gave the racer an 851 SP, and Senna himself became one of the first owners of the Monster 900. The Brazilian used it to travel to the gala event of the 1993 Monaco Grand Prix. The driver and the company joined forces to create the Ducati 916 Senna, which was revealed a few months before the rider’s death.

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Nowadays, the Monster Senna has arrived. The motorcycle has a bright color scheme inspired by the pilot’s helmet – a combination of yellow, green and blue colors reminiscent of the national flag of Brazil. The Monster features carbon fiber mufflers, aluminum running boards and custom forged aluminum wheels, a lithium-ion battery and carbon fiber fenders. As a result, the bike weighs 4.5 kilograms less than the standard model.

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In addition to the paint job, the bike features bright accents on the wheels, a blue seat, a unique plate with the serial number and a special startup animation on the 4.3-inch digital instrument panel display. Naturally, the motorcycle bears a lot of Ayrton Senna logos.

Technically, the Ducati Monster Senna remains standard, retaining the 110-horsepower twin-cylinder Testastretta engine. The equipment includes fully adjustable Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes with yellow calipers. The bike’s circulation will be 341 copies – in honor of three world champion titles and 41 Grand Prix victories. Prices start at $25,000, and all buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity and a motorcycle cover.

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