The events of September 11, 2001, changed the world as we knew it, forever. During the tragic events of 9/11, the New York city fire department (FDNY) lost 343 personnel, out of a total 2,977 victims.

To honour the fallen on the 15th anniversary of the attacks, #RideHVMC Freeman Racing Ducati – from Ossining, New York – will be racing a Ducati Panigale R in special livery this weekend. Reported by Asphalt and Rubber, the race is the final round of the MotoAmerica Championship, held at the New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Decked out in a special livery for race weekend, the #RideHVMC Panigale R has a fairing painted in fire engine red, with “Engine 23” on the side. Engine 23 lost 4 firefighters in the South tower of the World Trade Centre on 9/11.

As seen in the gallery by 55 Productions, the FDNY crest features prominently on the fairing, and a “Keep back 200 feet” warning is tucked under the tailpiece, mimicking the sign found on the rear of a FDNY engine. The race bike will be ridden by Corey Alexander.

Carrying a 1,198 cc V-twin Superquadro engine, the Ducati Panigale R puts out 205 hp at 11,500 rpm and 136.2 Nm torque at 10,250 rpm. Designed as a customer racing superbike, the Panigale R retails for RM263,999 on-the-road.