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2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera limited edition unveiled

OD Newsdesk  | Updated: October 22, 2013, 05:20 PM IST

Ducati has taken the wraps off another limited edition bike, the 2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera. This follows the unveiling of the special Senna Edition last week.

The 2014 Ducati 1199 SuperleggeraThe 2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

Based on the 1199 Panigale R, the Superleggera combines materials such as titanium, magnesium and carbon fibre to achieve the highest power-to-weight ratio. It makes more than 200PS and 134Nm and weighs just 155kgs (dry). This power comes from the 1.2-litre L-twin, liquid cooled Superquadro engine. And for the first time on a road legal Ducati motorcycle, two-ring pistons have been used. The virtues of these rings include reduced friction and mass. The setup is complete with a 6-speed transmission and a slipper clutch.

It makes ore than 200PS and 134Nm and weighs 155kgsIt makes more than 200PS and 134Nm and weighs just 155kgs

Weight reducing elements include the magnesium monocoque frame, magnesium wheels, carbon fibre rear sub-frame and bodywork, lithium-ion battery and titanium exhaust system with stainless steel headers. Brakes come from Brembo and suspensions from Ohlins.

It also gets the quintessential Ducati ride-by-wire system. Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) and Ducati Data Analysis+ (DDA+) are certain features and riding modes/controls that can be controlled thanks to the ride-by-wire system.

An optional race pack is also available with the bikeAn optional race pack is also available with the bike

There is also an optional race pack available, it consists of a titanium exhaust system by Akrapovic, dedicated dust cover, front & rear paddock stands, machined mirror fill-caps, removal kits for registration plate holder and sidestand.

Ducati Corse Red base liveryDucati Corse Red base livery

The  2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera comes in a Ducati Corse Red base livery. Order yours now as only 500 units will be built out of which nearly 75 per cent have already been sold. There is a catch though. The remaining units will first be offered initially to owners of another exclusive motorcycles, the Desmosedici RR or R version superbikes. Ducati will display the Superleggera at the upcoming Milan motorcycle show this November.

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