News – A new Ducati 1299 Superleggera for EICMA 2016? – Used DUCATI

A new Ducati 1299 Superleggera for EICMA 2016 ?

News - A new Ducati 1299 Superleggera for EICMA 2016? - Used DUCATI

Ducati caused a sensation in 2013 with the Superleggera, an astounding limited series of its Panigale 1199 Superbike with incredible performance: 202.5 hp for 155 kg dry. The Bologna brand is preparing to hand over the cover to the EICMA in Milan (Italy) from 1299. Code name: "Project 1408"…

The list of Ducati 2017 novelties to be discovered at the beginning of November at EICMA 2016 is gradually starting to take shape: in addition to a small and unique one, a new bomb is about to fall in the hypersportive motorcycle segment. , the 1299 Superleggera. As with the previous version, the already very spectacular one below, the aim of the exercise is to bring it to the highest level of performance and refinement. The Bologna brand clearly evokes the "quintessence of Ducati" to describe this motorcycle hidden under the egnimatic code name "Project 1408". 

At the heart of this project supposedly kept secret until Milan: the massive use of carbon to reach a record weight. In a technical brochure which inadvertently "leaked" (no wonder insofar as the address of one was communicated to a few "happy fews"!) Ducati explains that the monocoque frame – in aluminum on the Panigale 1299 – uses the precious fiber, with 1.7 kg of gain on the scale. The same goes for the rims (-1.4 kg) or the single-sided swingarm, new solutions on a production motorcycle derived from the Desmosedici of MotoGP. A free-standing saddle and titanium exhaust line will also probably be there, as on the 1199 Superlerggera.

News - A new Ducati 1299 Superleggera for EICMA 2016? - Used DUCATI

Finally, the 1285 cc twin will be in tune with power surely exceeding 210 hp (202.5 on the previous Superlegerra and 205 on the current 1299 Panigale). To do better than the previous one, the weight of this 1299 Superleggera will have to drop below 155 kg dry, which promises a demonic weight / power ratio. Ducati is not mistaken in using a variant of the famous "Light is right" by Colin Chapman: "the strength is in the lightness", warns the brand of Bologna.

The price of this 1299 Superleggera will probably be around 70,000 € (65,000 € for the previous Superleggera) and its distribution will certainly be limited to a few hundred copies (500 for the 2013 version). Everything suggests that Ducati will lift the veil on this exclusive 2017 novelty on November 7, during its traditional presentation evening organized in Milan (Italy) as a prelude to EICMA. MNC begins to dream of a "revenge" of our comparison between the which would oppose this 1299 Superleggera to the H2R of 326 hp, unapproved version at 53 000 € of the supercharged 4-cylinder from Kawasaki !

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