2017 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Preview


Ducati Project 1408 Superbike LeakedDucati topped off its 2016 EICMA presentation with a restricted version 1299 Superleggera, bundling its intense 1285cc Superquadro motor altogether in carbon fiber. The 1299 SL utilizes the lightweight material for its basic segments, which is a first for a generation bike (but restricted to 500 units), for a guaranteed wet weight of 364 pounds (368 for European models). The cost for what Ducati calls the “core of motorcycling?” £72,000 or $89,225 US. Be that as it may, you can secure your checkbook in light of the fact that Ducati says every one of the 500 units are now sold out.

   Ducati Project 1408 Superbike Leaked

The fairing, wheels, swingarm, casing and subframe are altogether shaped of carbon fiber, adding to the weight investment funds. The CF parts experienced three non-damaging examination techniques regularly utilized in the avionic business to guarantee their valuable uprightness.


The swingarm and monocoque outline with incorporated airbox are made of carbon fiber with a pitch framework making them more impervious to high temperatures. Both parts additionally utilize 7075 aluminum amalgam embeds co-covered into the structure. Ducati says the casing is 40% lighter (- 3.7 pounds) than the 1299 Panigale’s edge, while the swingarm offers extra 2-lb. weight contrast (a 18% lessening contrasted with the Panigale’s swingarm).



The carbon fiber raise subframe is like the one found on the 1199 Superleggera. Carbon fiber is likewise utilized for the fairing, front and back bumpers and fumes protecting. The wheels are likewise made of carbon, with aluminum centers screwed into the composite structure. Ducati claims the wheels are 3.1 pounds lighter than their fashioned aluminum partners, while offering 44% less moving resistance in the back haggle less moving resistance for the front wheel.

The front wheel is snared to a 43mm Öhlins FL936 rearranged fork which Ducati says is 3 pounds lighter than the Panigale R’s fork. The Öhlins TTX36 raise stun is likewise 1.1 pounds lighter on account of another titanium spring. Brembo supplies the braking parts including the twin 330mm circles and M50 monoblock calipers in advance, now with TT29OP1 brake cushions. A two-cylinder caliper grasps the 245mm back plate. Both wheels are wrapped in PirelliDiablo Supercorsa SP tires.



Underneath the greater part of that carbon is the most effective emphasis of Ducati’s 1285cc Superquadro V-Twin motor, asserting a most extreme yield of 212 hp at 11,000 rpm, while a pinnacle torque of 108.0 lb-ft. is come to at 9000 rpm. The 48mm admission valves and 39.5mm fumes valvesare bigger than the ones on the 1299 Panigale, while new camshafts have enhanced profiles and expanded valve lift.

Ducati engineers helped the crankshaft while giving it a bigger crankpin and tungsten adjusting cushions. The new titanium con-poles are matched to 116mm breadth cylinders with machined crowns for a 13:1 pressure proportion. The SL’s chamber liners are aluminum contrasted with the steel liners found on the Panigale. By and large, Ducati claims a 4.6-pound weight investment funds in the SL’s motor contrasted with the 1299 Panigale’s Superquadro motor.

Spent gasses are directed through a 2-1-2 titanium debilitate leaving in a couple of Akrapovič silencers over the back wheel (U.S. spec models unbeholden to Euro 4 prerequisites will get an underslung fumes.)


The 1299 SL uses Ducati’s most recent electronic bundle fueled by a six-hub inertial estimation unit (6D IMU). The Ducati Traction Control EVO framework is significantly further progressed than the adaptation utilized on the Anniversario version Panigale S presented in July. Ducati says the new calculation guarantees speedier, more exact mediation. Levels 1 and 2 are said to permit more wheelspin to get the back to slide around and achieve the perfect cornering line. DTC EVO is supplemented by the new Ducati Slide Control framework which meters out torque conveyance as an element of slide edge.


Likewise new is three-level Ducati Power Launch framework. When set with the grasp lever pulled in, a rider can connect with first rigging and begin opening the throttle. As the grasp lever is discharged, DPL balances out the motor to an ideal speed. Once the grip lever is totally discharged, DPL controls torque conveyance to streamline quickening. DPL works in conjunction with the upgraded Ducati Wheelie Control EVO framework and footing control.

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The 1299 Superleggera additionally gets the most recent renditions of Bosch’s cornering ABS and Ducati’s race-created motor braking control. Ducati’s GPS-empowered information analyzer is additionally included as standard.

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