It’s finally here, in full, after being leaked left right and centre over the last few weeks – the new 2017 Ducati 1299 Superleggera! And it doesn’t disappoint either, with a specification worthy of a factory WSB or MotoGP hack and in some areas, it supersedes even those illustrious machines. Wow, just wow…
The big (or small) numbers are as follows – 215bhp, 146Nm of torque & 156kg Dry.
The bigger news is the all carbon fibre frame (or what passes for one) and subframe, and the carbon fibre wheels (which we think are BST). Plus a proper advanced set of electronic aids including slide control. From front to back she’s specced to the nines and for the price of around £70,000, very impressive when compared to something like Honda’s £140,000 RCV’alike.
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We’ll dive more into the bike at a future date (we need a sit down first!), but for now enjoy the gorgeous images and some excerpts from the press release.
Ducati 1299 Superleggera: Highlights
Carbon fibre monocoque
Carbon fibre singlesided swingarm
Carbon fibre wheels with aluminium hubs
Carbon fibre rear subframe
Carbon fibre fairing
Multiadjustable Öhlins FL936 upside down 43mm fork
Multiadjustable Öhlins TTX36 shock absorber with titanium spring
Brembo MCS 19.21 radial front pump
Brembo TT29OP1 brake pads with increased friction coefficient
ID number on top yoke: 1/500
Superquadro engine with 215bhp at 11,000 rpm and 14.9kgm (146Nm) at 9,000 rpm
2-segment pistons with a diameter of 116mm to boost the compression ratio and aluminiumcylinder liners to reduce weight
Lighter crankshaft with tungsten balancing pads
Titanium con rods
Increased-diameter titanium intake and exhaust valves
Cylinder head with specially developed intake and exhaust ducts
Camshafts with increased lift
Complete all-titanium Akrapovič exhaust with high-mount dual silencer
6D Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) by Bosch
Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO)
Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO)
Engine Brake Control (EBC)
Bosch Cornering ABS
Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down
Dedicated switchgear controls to adjust DTC, DSC, DWC and EBC during on-track use and DPL activation
Ducati Data Analyser + (DDA+)
Complete titanium Akrapovič racing exhaust with high dual silencer*
Front and rear paddock stand
Plate holder removal kit
Kickstand removal kit
Machined-from solid mirror replacement plugs
We can’t see the partridge in a pear tree listed, but maybe that comes included in the box! Lots more on this cracking machine when we get it!