Ducati India has launched the most expensive motorcycle in the country in the form of 1299 Superleggera at a price of Rs 1.12 crore (ex showroom, New Delhi). Ducati had unveiled the 1299 Superleggera at EICMA 2016. Ducati has also started taking bookings for the most expensive bike in the country.
With the 1299 Superleggera, Ducati takes road sport bikes to unprecedented levels. It’s the first road bike to feature carbon fibre frame, swingarm, subframe and wheels.
Underneath that carbon fibre skin lies the highest-performing version of the Superquadro. Thanks to its 215 hp, the desmodromic engine on the 1299 Superleggera is the most powerful factory twin-cylinder ever built. The engine churns out a whopping 215 hp and 146NM @9,000 rpm.
The 1299 Superleggera comes with a new electronics package which uses a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU) to manage the incomparable array of electronic controls. This system has allowed us to improve the Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO) and Ducati Slide Control (DSC), which ensures even higher out-of-the-corner performance. The 1299 Superleggera is also the first ever Ducati Superbike to be equipped with Ducati Power Launch (DPL) and also features the Engine Brake Control (EBC) seen on previous versions.
Keeping the explosive performance of the 1299 Superleggera under control is also a newly calibrated Bosch Cornering ABS system that ensures matchless braking in complete safety.
Together with the motorcycle, purchasers get a track kit which includes a complete Akrapovic titanium racing exhaust, a racing screen, plate holder removal kit, kickstand removal kit, machined-from-solid mirror replacement plugs, front and rear paddock stands and a bike cover.
The refined chassis set-up of the 1299 Superleggera is completed by Ohlins suspension and true Superbike-calibre Brembo brakes. The multi-adjustable 43 mm Ohlins FL936 upside-down fork on the 1299 Superleggera weighs 1.35 kg less than the Ohlins fork on the Panigale R.
At the rear, instead, the multi-adjustable Ohlins TTX36 shock absorber has a titanium spring that shaves off another 0.5 kg with respect to the steel unit fitted on the Panigale R.
A look at the braking system reveals two 330 mm Brembo discs up front, gripped by Brembo M50 monobloc calipers, with new TT29OP1 brake pads, controlled by a Brembo MCS 19.21 radial pump. At the back, instead, is a single 245 mm disc.
It’s a concentrate of engineering, technology and performance – something which until now has never been implemented on a factory-produced model by a motorcycle manufacturer – in a limited edition of just 500 bikes.