Ducati – the Italy-based premium motorcycle manufacturer – has launched its 1299 Superleggera in India at a hefty Rs 1.12 crore (Ex-Delhi Showroom). The Ducati 1299 Superleggera is preferably a track focused motorcycle and it had made its debut at the 2016 EICMA show held in Milan in November 2016. However, the bike came to India within 2 months of its global debut.
Brilliant Italian design and massive speed, that is what Ducati 1299 Superleggera is all about and it comes with such mind-boggling specifications that do justice to such a hefty price tag. The bike is equipped with swingarm and monocoque frame which is integrated to an airbox all made of carbon fibre.
Ducati 1299 Superleggera Specifications:
Engine and Performance: Ducati claimed that the 1299 Superleggera gets the most powerful engine Ducati has ever manufactured for production motorcycles. The bike is powered by a 1285cc twin-cylinder engine borrowed from its Panigale series which churns out 212 hp of power and 220 Nm of torque.
Gear and Braking System: It gets a 6-speed gearbox with a quick shifter. Braking is covered by twin 330mm discs with four-pot Brembo M50 monobloc callipers at the front and a 245mm disc at the rear.
Safety Features: As far as safety is concerned, Safety in this superbike is covered by Bosch Cornering ABS system, Ducati Slide Control, Ducati Power Launch and a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU) combined with Ducati Traction Control.
Other features include Ducati traction control (DTC), Slide control, Power launch and engine brake control.
The 1299 Superleggera is the world’s lightest mass-produced motorcycle with the twin-cylinder engine, as per Ducati claims. It is due to the extensive use of carbon fibre and a monocoque frame and titanium, that has helped the company to reduce the weight of the bike by up to 40% and the bike’s kerb weight is now about 167 kg.
However, talking about the availability, Ducati had confirmed that it will manufacture only 500 units of this high-end motorcycle globally and all the models had been sold out back then.