Ducati Superleggera V4 – the most advanced production motorcycle ever made by Ducati rolls off the production line. It is the only road legal motorcycle in the world with a carbon fibre frame.
The very first Ducati Superleggera V4 has rolled off the production line at the company’s Borgo Panigale plant. This is certainly a remarkable moment for Ducati, as it is the most advanced motorcycle that the Italian maker has ever put into production. What makes it even more special is the fact that it is the only motorcycle in the world with a carbon fiber frame, swingarm, and rims to be approved for road use.
Ducati has envisaged producing only 500 units of this wonderful machine. Each unit of this motorcycle will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, and a sculptural reproduction of the Superleggera V4 in 1:10 scale, that will be modeled in “futuristic aerodynamic shapes,” as per Ducati.
Not only that, the progressive numbering of the motorcycles (XXX/500), which coincides with the chassis number, will also be shown on the steering head (handlebar) and the ignition key. If that’s not all, the first of the few lucky owners of this amazing bike will be invited to Borgo Panigale plant for the delivery ceremony. Also, the first owner of this bike will personally meet Claudio Domenicali, the CEO of Ducati, to receive his bike (the Superleggera V4 001/500).
Talking about the superbike itself, the Superleggera V4 houses a 998 cc engine that is good enough to produce a whopping 224 hp of power (227.1 PS) in its road configuration. It generates even higher 234 hp (237.2 PS) by mounting the titanium Akrapovič exhaust for track use, which is included in the racing kit supplied with the bike.
Furthermore, you will be amazed to know that despite all the goodies, the motorcycle just weighs 152.2 kg! This is comparable to 180-200 cc motorcycles, which means that you can expect it to offer breath-taking performance with a power to weight ratio of 1.54 hp/kg!
The bike will be delivered to its lucky customers in a specifically made wooden crate to offer the pleasure of unboxing the masterpiece.
– Moin Ahmed