A photo of what appears to be the Ducati “Project 1708” superbike in flesh and bones has been leaked on the Internet
We saw a couple of days ago how Ducati is planning to build a limited-edition MotoGP inspired superbike. The official name seems to be Ducati Superleggera V4 and now we can see a leaked photo of the machine. We can say it looks awesome.
The story is that the leaked photo is from a private event where the future customers had a chance to see the superbike for the first time. The pictured appeared on social media and by the looks of it, we can see the aerodynamic winglets which have a new design compared to the current ones we see on Ducati Panigale V4 models. The winglets are inspired from winglets from the GP16 MotoGP Ducati and are capable of producing a downforce of 50 kg at 270 km/h.
The 2020 Ducati Superleggera V4, as it appears to be the official name, might be a pre-production version of the superbike judging by the picture. There are no mirrors fitted and no registration number plate on the back.
We can see that the bike features Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes, carbon fibre wheels and swingarm from BST. Ducati also fitted an STM dry slipper clutch as we can tell from the photo.
One aspect that Ducati never backed down from when it came to limited exotic superbikes were the materials used to build the parts. We can see that the Italians used carbon fibre, titanium, and other exotic materials. The wheels look carbon fibre made, probably the bodywork is made from carbon fibre as well while the swingarm may be from carbon fibre too. The superbike is believed to weight 152 kg dry.
The 2020 Ducati Superleggera V4 is set to start production in April and delivery dates are scheduled for May 2020. If you want to buy one you must hurry because the bike is limited to 500 units and it costs $100,000.
Source: Conquest Racing