First ever Ducati to be equipped with a carbon fiber frame, the new 1299 Ducati Superleggera has been delivered to its first customer in India. Lighter, yet structurally stronger any other Ducati on sale, it is priced from INR 1.12 crore, ex-showroom in India – making it the most expensive two wheeler ever to have gone on sale in India.
Launched in India back in Jan this year, today is the day when the first owner of Ducati 1299 Superleggera in India was delivered his machine. Vikram Oberoi, on buying the country’s first 1299 Superleggera said – “Ducati make exceptional motorcycles and it’s a privilege for me to be one of Ducati’s customer in India. There is no better motorcycle manufacturer when it comes to performance bikes or bikes ridden on a racetrack.”
New 1299 Ducati Superleggera gets new monocoque frame, subframe, swingarm, fairings, and wheels. The new frame results in 1.7 kg weight reduction compared to the non-carbon counterpart. With a seat height of 830mm, the 1299 Superleggera gets power from the 1285cc L-twin Superquadro engine and returns 215 bhp output.
Stronger and lighter with kerb mass of 167 kg, i.e., 156kg dry, its lightweight structure is furthered with an aluminium petrol tank. The multi-adjustable 43 mm inverted fork Ohlins FL936 suspension weighs 1.35 kg less than the Ohlins fork seen on Panigale R. The Ohlins TTX36 shock absorber features a titanium spring that reduces another half kilo in weight. Brembo brakes, 330mm Brembo discs enclosed by Brembo M50 monobloc calipers, and new TT29OP1 brake pads are controlled by a MCS 19.21 radial pump.
The superbike’s carbon fibre weight reduction includes BST wheels for Ducati that save 1.4 kg and 26 percent less rolling resistance in front and 44 percent in the rear wheel. Wheels are encased in Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP rubber.
Fitted with electronic control package, the 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU) takes charge of Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Slide Control, Ducati Power Launch, and Engine Brake Control. Bidirectional Ducati Quick Shifter, and Bosch Cornering ABS system make riding the superbike safer.
Apart from the Ducati Data Analyser+ data capture system, the race kit comprises a titanium Akrapovic race exhaust, race screen, plate holder removal kit, kickstand removal kit, billet mirror plugs, front and rear paddock stands, and bike cover.
Engine – Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement – 1285 cc
Power – 158.1 kW (215 hp) @ 11,000 rpm
Torque – 146.5 Nm (108,0 lb-ft) @ 9,000 rpm
Fuel Injection – Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full Ride-by-Wire elliptical throttle bodies with aerodynamic valve and optimized trumpets
Exhaust – 2-1-2 system, primary tubes in titanium. Twin titanium mufflers. 2 lambda probes and 2 catalytic converters
Gearbox – 6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down
Frame – Monocoque in carbon fiber
Front Suspension – Fully adjustable 43mm USD Öhlins FL 936 fork with TiN treatment, billet fork bottoms and lightweight stress-optimized outer tubes, lightweight springs
Front Wheel – 10-spoke carbon fiber 3.50″ x 17″
Front Tyre – Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Rear Suspension – Fully adjustable single Öhlins TTX36 shock with titanium spring, adjustable linkage between progressive/flat. Carbon fiber single-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel – 10 spokes carbon fiber 6.00” x 17”
Rear Tyre – Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/55 ZR17
Front Brake – 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, remote lever adjuster
Rear Brake – 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS
Instrumentation – Colour TFT display
Dry Wt – 156 kg (343.9 lb)
Kerb Wt – 167 kg (368.2 lb)
Seat ht – 830 mm (32.48 in)
Wheelbase – 1.456 mm (57.32 in)
Fuel tank – 17 l – 4.5 gallon US (17 liters)
Seats – 1
Standard Equipment – Riding Modes, Power Modes, ABS cornering, DTC, DWC, DSC, DPL, DQS u/d, EBC, DDA+ w/GPS module, Fully RbW. Rapid setting DTC, DWC, DSC, EBC
Additional Equipment – Track Kit: Titanium racing exhaust, racing windshield, machined mirror block-off plates, license plate mount removal plug, side-stand removal kit, front and rear paddock stands, paddock bike cover
Warranty – 24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance – 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months (whichever occurs earlier)