Ducati SuperleggeraWhen Ducati unveiled its “Project 1201” in October – the Superleggera – the numbers were unheard of in the world of production sportbikes.Ducati claims the Superleggera, which translates from Italian to Super Light, weighs 341.7 lbs. and produces over 200 horsepower. These claims quickly provide the world with the highest weight-to-power ratio of any production motorcycle.
Ducati achieved this with loads of magnesium and carbon-fiber parts, along with some engine mods, including two-ring pistons – a first for any Ducati motorcycle.But this type of performance isn’t cheap; rumors say the Superleggera will cost around $62,000. And with only 500 produced, this bike will be even more exclusive than the famed Desmosedici RR, which had a production run of 1500.Ducati recently released the attached video, aptly titled “the power of lightness.” The short video features some brief commentary on the bike, including some from CEO Claudio Domenicali.For a in-depth look at the Superleggera, click here.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!