Ducati Superbike: The Ducati 1299 Superleggera has been purchased by Vikram Oberoi, Joint Managing Director at Oberoi Group of Hotels. Only 500 units of this motorcycle have been made.
When it comes to exotic superbikes then Ducati is one of the first names to come to mind. And the most exotic bike that they have ever built is the 1299 Superleggera which costs a whopping Rs 1.12 Crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). Being a limited edition motorcycle, only 500 units will ever be made – all of which have been sold out.
Unit number 209, though, will find a home in India – the only 1299 Superleggera which makes its way here. It has been purchased by Vikram Oberoi, Joint Managing Director at Oberoi Group of Hotels. He is also the owner of Ducati 1299 Panigale S, Ducati 916 and Ducati 1098.
Initially unveiled at the EICMA 2016, the bike is one of the most extreme and powerful performance motorcycles in the world. The reason for that is that the company has worked on the good old power to weight ratio of the motorcycle.
It is powered by a 1,285cc L-twin Superquadro engine that delivers 215 horsepower and 146.5 Nm of torque and weighs a mere 156 kilos (dry). To give you an idea of how fast the motorcycle is, the 1299 Superleggera can go from 0-100 km/h in about 2 seconds.
The 1299 Superleggera is the first motorcycle from the brand that has a carbon fibre swingarm, monocoque frame, fairing and wheels. The overall weight has been kept in check through a fuel tank that has aluminium and titanium bits. Even the screws have been moulded out of titanium. It also gets the most powerful engine Ducati has ever manufactured for production motorcycles.
The Superleggera gets a 6-speed gearbox with a quickshifter. Safety is covered by Bosch Cornering ABS system, Ducati Slide Control, Ducati Power Launch and a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU) combined with Ducati Traction Control.
Braking duties are done by a twin 330mm discs with four-pot Brembo M50 monobloc callipers at the front and a 245mm disc at the rear.