Ducati unveiled the lightest human-can-touch series superbike. Fully composite light frame and wheels, with an outstanding 215 horsepower.
The 1299 Superleggera is probably the most race designated motorcycle ever built. The Ducati Superleggera features the specifications of a race ready WSBK machine.
The massive weight reduction translates to a carbon fiber frame, swingarm, wheels, and fairings. The frame is only 1.7 kg lighter than the regular one, while the gas tank is now made of aluminum. All of these end up with a curb weight of 167 kg wet.
The 1285 Superquadro twin produces an astonishing peak power of 215 hp. To control the beast, Ducati added the Bosch six-axis IMU. The electronic brain features Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Slide Control, Power Launch and Engine Brake Control combined with a Quickshifter that works both ways. Ducati also added the Cornering ABS and Ducati Data Analyser for Leggera’s electronics package.
As for the suspension, Ducati went for the latest Öhlins model. The front is a lightweight Öhlins FL936, and the rear is a TTX36. The braking system was also fitted with a state of the art Brembo unit. The shiny Brembo M50 calipers and 330 Brembo discs will help the Supeleggera come to a complete stop.
Only 500 units will be available with a high price tag. Some people say that it will cost around $80,000.
A race kit will also be available for the Superleggera. It includes Akrapovic exhaust and many racing features. Unfortunately, Ducati claims that all units are already sold out.