In terms of two-wheel performance, Ducati has a long story to tell. One of the most recent chapters is called the “Superleggera V4”. According to the Italian motorcycle company, this is:
The most powerful and technologically advanced production motorcycle to ever come out of the gates in Borgo Panigale.
Fully carbon fiber’d
Superleggera comes out as the first production motorcycle to have a fully carbon fiber load-bearing structure. We’re talking frame, subframe, but also wheels and swingarm.
As you’d expect, the bodywork also boasts carbon fiber everywhere possible, allowing the bike to shed off roughly 15 pounds. Biplane airfoils borrowed from MotoGP tech provide about 110 lbs on downforce, keeping you on the tarmac when dashing at 168 mph.
The 998-cc V4 engine lets 230 horses scream through an Akrapovic exhaust designed for track use.
However, if you plan on taking the Superleggera to the street, there’s a slightly down tuned exhaust version available that will keep you away from cop trouble. At least when it comes to sound.
Ohlins shocks accompanied by a titanium rear spring paired with Brembo brakes ensure a highly dynamic behavior on and off the track. Brembo went as far as providing unique Stylema R calipers to match Superleggera’s limited edition character.
Ducati plans on building only 500 units at a rate of 5 motorcycles a day. Deliveries start June 2020 and Europeans take the front seat. While there isn’t a price figure officially available, you’ve guessed it: this doesn’t come cheap.