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August 6, 2006: Xerox Ducati Unveils “Superman Returns” Bike

The Ducati Xerox Team unveiled a themed Ducati 999F06 in front of the team's pit garage today during the World Superbike Championship race in Brands Hatch, as part of the joint promotion between Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Ducati Corse and Suomy for the launch of Warner Bros. Pictures action adventure film Superman Returns.

The 999F06 machines of Australian Troy Bayliss and Italian Lorenzo Lanzi, along with the riders' leathers and helmets, feature graphic imagery based on the Warner Bros. blockbuster feature film. The riders' helmets have been produced by Suomy, an official Superman Returns licensee producing motorcycle gear, apparel and accessories.

The bikes retain their regular Xerox livery, but are now highlighted with a flying "Man of Steel" graphic on the underbody fairing. Grey Superman shields are also present on the fuel tank, the front mudguard and on the side deflectors.

Instead of their regular red and white leathers, Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi will switch to a blue and white set for the Brands Hatch WSBK round, with the legendary Superman shield logo strongly emblazoned both front and rear. The Suomy helmets of both riders have an exclusive design, and for a final light touch the mechanics on the grid will wear red Superman capes.

The Superman Returns-based colour scheme will appear on the machines and riders on Sunday at Brands Hatch, during the morning World Superbike warm-up and the two races, scheduled for 1200 and 1530.

Photo: Troy Bayliss and his Superman Returns-themed Ducati 999 Superbike at Brands Hatch.

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