Here’s a chance to win a 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale, one of only 1,500 to be made worldwide, for only 5 pounds sterling (RM26.46). Sound too good to be true for a piece of Italian exotica worth 36,000 pounds sterling (RM185,352)? Apparently not.

An anonymous English millionaire has put up a limited edition Panigale V4 Speciale as first prize in the world’s first global motorcycle competition. The prize is part of a fund raising campaign for Blood Bikes, whose volunteer riders provide free motorcycle courier assistance for urgent medical supplies.

The cost of tickets to enter the competition cost 5 pounds each along with a 50 pence (RM2.65) registration fee. The competition is open to any person aged 18 and over, anywhere in the world, with the Panigale V4 Special being shipped free of charge to the winner, regardless of location.

The winner will also receive a set of leathers and a lightweight carbon-fibre X-Lite helmet worth 1,000 pounds sterling (RM5,290). Nine runners up will each receive a X-lite X-803 Ultra Carbon helmet.

Closing date for entries is September 30 and 20% of money raised will go to charities. The businessman is also offering his house as a prize in another online charity fundraiser.

“The bike is incredible and a joy to ride but it’s also a real collectors’ item as there are only 1,500 in existence. We thought a competition would be a great way to raise money for Blood Bikes, a charity that does wonderful work,” said the businessman. Details of the competition are available on the contest website, ducatiforafiver.co.uk.

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Carrying a 90-degree V-four Stradale engine displacing 1,103 cc, with reverse-rotating crankshaft, power from the Stradale V-four mill is claimed to be more than 210 hp at 13,000 rpm. Ducati claims more than 120 Nm of torque between 8,750 and 12,250 rpm while the Panigale V4 Speciale gets 226 hp at 13,750 rpm and 133.6 Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm.

In Malaysia, the 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 retails for RM133,900 while the Panigale V4 S goes for RM173,900. The price for the 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale is tentatively set at RM359,900.