New From Ducati: The $65,000 Superleggera Superbike — Forbes

4 Фев 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи New From Ducati: The $65,000 Superleggera Superbike — Forbes отключены

New From Ducati: The $65,000 Superbike

When is a motorcycle $65,000? When it’s in Italy with 200 horsepower and a run of 500, according to Ducati

They recently announced the of the 2014 1199 Superleggera, most powerful and limited motorcycle ever.

“There is a lot of reason to build this but the best reason is because like building a dream said Dominique Cheraki, the manager of Ducati North “It was a gift for all of the engineers in Bologna to put all of their learning from the few years and try to build their bike. It’s not every that we have this

I spoke with Cheraki week from New York, and he is among the executives most about the products they His enthusiasm makes it fun to talk motorcycles.

And what a bike to

The 342-pound Superleggera is an ultra-light of the standard 1199 model but with several special that give it a different It combines titanium, magnesium and fiber to set the highest power-to-weight of any motorcycle produced for the public. It sits on a magnesium monocoque and forged Marchesini magnesium light weight comes a carbon fiber rear and body, lithium-ion battery and exhaust system with steel headers (the and screws are titanium as well, for ounces off the load).

Indeed, Cheraki said engineers started the build with the goal of making the 10 kilograms lighter than its

“They were not sure those 10 kilos,” he said. they found them. the best bike built by

A big component of the new bike is managing power safely and efficiently. So engineers gave the model electronics like a new system for front-wheel lift (Ducati Control – yes, that’s the name), ABS with Ducati Control, and engine brake optimized with a new automatic calibration function. A data system adds an additional and software channel to record and lean angles while the is running.

That sensory intelligence is when dealing with so power.

“The horsepower is way too much for the street,” Cheraki “But the level of electronics put on bike are really the next – they feature things we don’t have on any other

Each 1100 Superleggera is at Ducati’s headquarters in Bologna, with its own individual number on the top clamp. (More than quarters of them have sold.) A track-only race kit adds five horsepower and weight by five pounds is available.

Here are the full specs:

monocoque body


Carbon-fibre rear sub-frame

FL916 front suspension

TTX36 rear suspension titanium spring

Single-sided with 4-way adjustable

Ducati 65 S
Ducati 65 S
Ducati 65 S
Ducati 65 S

Interesting articles

Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "Ducati":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.