Ducati 1299 Superleggera Is On Sale At INR 1.12 Crore
Limited to 500 units globally; India’s most expensive superbike so far.
Ducati revealed the exclusive 1299 Superleggera in a limited run of 500 units at the EICMA 2016 show in November last year. The company has brought some of them to Indian market, with a tag price of INR 1.12 crore (ex-showroom). Boasting state-of-the-art engineering and lightweight construction, the Superleggera returns 215 bhp of max power output.
Superleggera in Italian means “Super light”. Because, this limited edition 1299 Panigale-based ‘hyper’ sportbike weighs just 156 kgs (dry), by having an ultra-lightweight structure consisting of composite carbon fiber frame, titanium fasteners and exhaust, and magnesium engine casings. The fuel tank is all aluminium, and the BST rims with improved rolling resistance save 1.4 kg of weight, complementing the weight reduction. Further, the multi-adjustable 43 mm Ohlins inverted forks suspension saves 1.35 kg from the Panigale R, along with lightweight titanium spring.
Inside the sub-frame is the 1285 cc L-twin, liquid-cooled ‘Superquadro’ engine that generates 215 hp of max power at 11,000 rpm. The engine has been updated with lighter components including tungsten-balanced crankshaft and titanium con rods, resulting in light weight and more power than that of 1299 Panigale.
That’s not all! The Superleggera boasts numerous electronic rider aid techs including superior Ducati Traction Control with 6-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU), cornering ABS from Bosch, Ducati Slide Control (3 levels) and Power Launch, Bidirectional Ducati Quick Shifter, and Engine Brake Control. A data analyser and capture system is also in place, along with multi-info rider information panel. Undeniably, sportbikes can hardly get more advanced and tech-savvy than this bike!
There is also a race kit customisation option with titanium Akrapovic race exhaust, race screen and billet mirror plugs, front and rear paddock stands, plate holder and kickstand removal kit, and a bike cover.
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