THIS weekend sees the release of the Ducati 1299 R Final Edition – a limited edition-machine to mark the end of the Panigale line. And in anticipation of it, it struck us that few companies have embraced the cult of the limited-edition quite like Ducati.
Over the years there have been dozens of short-run Ducati models, usually top-level superbikes and often used as a way to homologate minor modifications intended for racing. We’ve racked our brains to come up with 10 of our favourites.
Here's the coundown, starting with...
10: 998 Matrix
The 2004 998 Matrix was sold, alongside a similarly-painted Monster 620, to mark the release of the movie The Matrix Reloaded, which featured a chase on a similar bike (actually it was a 996 in the movie, but you need to be quick to spot the difference.) The dark green paintwork is the only change from stock, and splits opinions when it comes to its appeal, but it will certainly stand out from the hordes of red ones.