Motorcycle Racing News Ducati 1199 Superleggera | Production Begins (Video)

Ducati 1199 Superleggera | Production Begins (Video)

Ducati 1199 Superleggera | Production Begins (Video)
Ducati’s CEO Claudio Domenicalli shows his affection for the Superleggera

Ducati 1199 Superleggera

Production has begun on the Ducati 1199 Superleggera, a super bike that sticks with the Bologna manufacturer’s performance recipe of light weight and high horsepower.

The Superleggera, which translates to Super Light, has a claimed dry weight of just 341.7 lb., and its 1198cc Superquadro L-Twin will produce over 200 horsepower.

Ducati achieved such numbers by using a variety of lightweight materials on the chassis and engine, such as carbon fiber, magnesium and titanium.

Only 500 of the Superleggera, and the bike will likely retail for around $62,000.

Ducati recently released a the above video of the Superleggera rolling down the production line at its Borgo Panigale facilities.

For additional information on this machine, including full specs, visit Ducati 1199 Superleggera.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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