2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

By - October 22nd, 2013

2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

Ducati has unveiled the 1199 Superleggera, the Italian brand’s new limited-production lightweight superbike. The build features titanium, magnesium and carbon fiber, resulting in what Ducati claims is “the highest power-to-weight ratio of any production motorcycle.” The power component comes courtesy of a 1198cc L-twin engine with four-valve cylinder heads, good for 200 horsepower at 11,500 rpm and 98.8 pound-feet of torque. Along with the lightweight materials, centered around a magnesium monocoque and carbon-fiber bodywork and rear sub-frame, there’s a lightweight lithium-ion battery and titanium exhaust. Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes and a World Superbike-spec drive chain all work to keep the weight down to less than 341 pounds. Finally, titanium bolts and components and a supplied track-only Race Kit for packs on an additional 5 horsepower while shedding another 5.5 pounds off the dry weight. The  2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera is set for a production run of just 500, nearly 75 percent of which have already been spoken for.

2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

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