The India bikers have got their New Year gift with the launch of Ducati 1299 Superleggera. This bike is the ultimate track tool from the house of Bologna. The long dream of every Indian biker has come true with this launch.All bike lovers are known to keep the posters of Ducati 1299 Superleggera and now it is possible to own one. The Italian motorcycle giant Ducati has launched its flagship offering in the country for a staggering price of ₹ 1.12 crore. This price is of ex-showroom in Delhi.
The Ducati 1299 Superleggera is the world’s lightest mass-produced bike with the most powerful twin-cylinder engine. The bike uses carbon fibre in its construction exhaustively with the monocoque frame, swingarm and wheels made of the ultra-strong and light material. The Ducati 1299 Superleggera has a kerb weight of just 167 kg.
The frame uses carbon fibre with aluminium alloy inserts, which helps the Ducati 1299 Superleggera shed weight by 40 per cent or around 1.7 kg. Even the screws are made of titanium and all of it helps keep the kerb weight of the bike at 167 kg.
With 1285cc twin-cylinder Superquadro engine from the Panigale that has been reworked to produce 215 bhp of power. There is a race kit version that further pushes the output to 220 bhp and 147Nm of peak torque.
A complete package of Ducati electronics ensures the bike remains civil and includes the 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU). This takes care of the Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Slide Control, Power Launch, and Engine Brake Control.
The Ducati 1299 Superleggera has upgraded power with the race kit version that adds a titanium Akrapovic race exhaust, race screen, plate holder removal kit and kickstand removal kit.
It also has billet mirror plugs, front and rear paddock stands and a bike cover. Only 500 units of the 1299 Superleggera will be produced.