Up-Close with the Ducati 1199 Superleggera

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Up-Close with the Ducati Superleggera

11/05/2013 @ 10:51 pm, by Beeler 22 COMMENTS

The highlight of the EICMA show has to be the Ducati Superleggera. which Ducati introduced to the press last night. The “super light” bike may not have the dynamism of a completely new machine, as was the case the Desmosedici RR, but the 155kg (dry) Superleggera is as impressive when you pause to a moment and examine all of its details.

With only 500 units made, Ducati says only 50 are unspoken for as of Sunday — a pretty impressive figure that up until that only a handful of people had seen the Ducati 1199 in the flesh. Once the 500th is sold, that will be it for the Ducati having learned its from the Desmosedici launch.

The most obvious part the Superleggera is its orange-red paint which matches the Rosso paint found on the Ducati GP13. If you only examined 1199 Superleggera skin-deep, would be your big takeaway the experience, but the beauty really in the details.

Claudio Domenicali at the press conference that component on a stock Panigale had examined and lightened in order to the Superleggera. He held up a radiator cap to this point, as the fairly part had been extensively to drop a mere 6g from its — a small amount, but it adds up the aggregate.

Throughout the bike you can see titanium and bolts, and where plastic was, there is now carbon Taking the fairings off of the Ducati Superleggera, and the methodical work of Panigale becomes even evident. The magnesium alloy frame dominates, though the carbon fiber rear attempts to balance things

Öhlins suspension pieces chosen for their mass as thus Ducati went the WSBK-spec FSGR units, instead for the Öhlins FL916 and machined-billet fork bottoms. Not the spring on the TTX36 rear

Just about the only that doesn’t center the Superleggera’s “essence of lightness” is the LED headlight, which weighs than its base-model counterpart. you can hardly fault Ducati for to avoid omitting one of the Panigale’s pieces, and newest pieces of

Most art looks great still, though I would the philsophy that when it to motorcycles as art, the object in is just as important. To that Ducati says that rider Alessandro Valia put a jaw-dropping 1’54”900 lap time at on street rubber. Move Picasso.

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