Ducati 1299 Superleggera
The well known Ducati 1299 Superleggera has finally launched in India. The bike is from the from the house of Bologna, Ducati which is recently showcased at at the EICMA 2016. This is the flagship offering from the Italian motorcycle giant and the bike available at a staggering price of Rs 1,12,20,000 or simply Rs 1.12 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). This is India’s most expensive bike currently on sale.
Ducati 1299 Superleggera is hot and known as the world’s lightest mass-produced bike with the most powerful twin-cylinder engine. The top feature of the bike is carbon fibre use with the monocoque frame, swingarm and wheels.This makes the bike ultra-strong and light (there is 40 per cent or around 1.7 kg less weight). The screws are made of titanium but the kerb weight of the bike is 167 kg.
Ducati 1299 Superleggera sports bike powered by 1285 cc Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine. This makes 215 HP @ 11,000 rpm power and 146.5 NM @ 9,000 rpm torque on ride. Engine mated to 6 speed gears. There is Hydraulically controlled slipper/self-servo wet multiplate clutch.
The bike features Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) and Ducati Data Analyser (DDA). The front brake is 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Evo M50 4-piston callipers with Cornering ABS, Brembo MCS 19-21 adjustable-ratio front brake master cylinder and remote lever adjuster. Rear Brake is 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is available for safety. Ducati 1299 Superleggera sports bike features Fully adjustable 43mm USD Öhlins FL 936 fork with TiN treatment, billet fork bottoms and lightweight stress-optimized outer tubes, lightweight springs front suspension. Rear gets Fully adjustable single Öhlins TTX36 shock with titanium spring, adjustable linkage between progressive/flat. Carbon fiber single-sided swingarm suspension.
The bike has 1456 mm wheelbase, 17 litres Fuel Tank Capacity, fully digital instrument cluster, Pass Light, engine kill switch, electric start, 2-1-2 system Exhaust/Muffler with primary tubes in titanium (Twin titanium mufflers, 2 lambda probes and 2 catalytic converters). Rider can choose between Riding Modes, Power Modes etc.