2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike Review

This year the Ducati has proudly launched its new 2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike. This bike comes with the number of features making it incredible to ride. It features the carbon fiber frame, swinging arm, subframe and wheels. It has the latest expression of engineering, technology, and performance. This Ducati has manufactured only the limited number of these bikes i.e. only 500 for lucky few Ducatistas. It has the stylish carbon fiber body with excellent graphics representing the racing DNA of Ducati. It is the most powerful version of Superquadro featuring the 215 horsepower desmodromic Euro 4 engine. This is the most powerful twin-cylinder engine ever produced. It features the new electronic package, which uses an inertial platform system with six axes (6D IMU – Inertial Measurement Unit) to manage the electronic controls. This system has made it possible to further develop the Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO) which is being used in Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario. Thanks to the use of Ducati Slide Control (DSC), which ensures even better performance. It is the first Ducati bike, which is equipped with the Ducati Power Launch (DPL) as well as Engine Brake Control (EBC). Its dry weight is only 156 kg making it the Lightest Bike in the World. Following are the review of newly launched 2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike with its specification and pictures.

2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike

2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike – Specification and Pictures

Carbon Fiber

The all-new 2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike features the lightweight and cutting-edge material that defines its legacy. The Ducati brand has never used any exotic material in the production of bikes except in the new 2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike. It features the precisely crafted components which are produced with the highest grade of precisely woven carbon fiber. It is carefully tuned for optimal rigidity, durability, and flexibility. Ultimate speed and excellent handling is the primary objective of this super bike. The lightweight carbon fiber wheels are being used for the first time in the production of Ducati bike and they greatly reduce the unsprung rotating mass ensuring maximum agility. The monocoque frame is carefully engineered with lightweight carbon fiber and the subframe houses an electronics, tail, and seat.

2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike

Prestige materials

The all-new 2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike comes with the quality components and prestige material for outstanding performance. The frame characteristics are designed with the utmost precision to ensure that the new suspension system offers superior balance for stability and best handling. An incredible braking performance ensures the best stopping power in all conditions. The fuel tank is carefully designed to establish the best partnership between the man and bike. The screws and minor parts of this super bike are made of titanium and aluminum just to keep the weight at the minimum level.

2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike

Engine

The all-new 2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike features the most powerful engine of all times. It has the street-legal twin-cylinder engine featuring the bore of 116mm while the stroke of 60.8mm. The displacement of 1285cc delivers the massive amount of power, acceleration, and torque. This engine comes with the quality components and best materials with an unprecedented maximum power output of 215 horsepower at 11,000 RPM is while being fully Euro four compliant. All-new non-street-legal racing exhaust kit is being delivered together with this super bike and it guarantees an increase in the peak power of 5 horsepower plus it reduces the overall weight of 4 kg as compared to the Euro four exhaust. The trademark Desmodromic distribution features the new camshafts, which allows for an increased valve lift. It’s new titanium valves have the larger diameter and they are optimized for increased lift with maximum performance. The cylinder head is redesigned and it features the larger ducts. The new 2-segment pistons of 116mm are being sued for reduced friction while the all-new titanium con rods ensure that the weight is kept the minimum. It delivers the best performance and ultimate riding experience like 2017 Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition.The high power from the engine is channeled through an ultra-compact and lightweight crankshaft with perfectly balanced tungsten counter weight. The forged clutch basket guarantees the maximum performance while the new anti-hopping clutch guarantees an ultimate stability under the hardest braking. The sand-cast crankcase employs the production methods which normally reserved for the highest level of competition engines. The use of lightweight and quality material and the best production processes ensure the minimum weight. This super bike requires the long service intervals so that rider only enjoys the fun ride.

2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike

2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike – Specs with Pics

Engine

Engine Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement 1,285 cc
Bore X stroke 116 mm x 60.8 mm
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Power 158.1 kW (215 hp) @ 11,000 RPM
Torque 146.5 Nm (108 lb-ft) @ 9,000 RPM
Fuel injection Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Twin-injector per cylinder. Full Ride-by-Wire elliptical throttle bodies with an aerodynamic valve and optimized trumpets
Exhaust 2-1-2 system, primary tubes in titanium. Twin titanium mufflers. 2 lambda probes and new 2 catalytic converters

2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike Specs

Transmission

Gearbox 6 speed with the new Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.77:1
Ratio 1=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
Clutch Hydraulically controlled slipper/self-servo wet multi-plate clutch

2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike Specs

Chassis

Frame Monocoque in carbon fiber
Front suspension Fully adjustable 43mm USD Öhlins FL 936 fork with the TiN treatment, billet fork bottoms and new lightweight stress-optimized outer tubes, lightweight springs
Front wheel 10-spoke carbon fiber 3.50″ x 17″
Front tyre Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable single Öhlins TTX36 shock with the new titanium spring, an all-new adjustable linkage between the progressive/flat. Carbon fiber single-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel 10 spokes carbon fiber with 6.00″ x 17″10 spokes carbon fiber 6.00″ x 17″
Rear tyre Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/55 ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear) 120 mm (4.7 inches) – 130 mm (5.1 inches)
Front brake 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Evo M50 4-piston calipers with the Cornering ABS, Brembo MCS 19-21 adjustable-ratio front brake master cylinder, remote lever adjuster
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper with the Cornering ABS
Instrumentation Colour TFT display

2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike Specs

Weight and Dimension

Dry weight 156 kg (343.9 lb)
Kerb weight 167 kg (368.2 lb)
Seat height 830 mm (32.48 inches)
Wheelbase 1.456 mm (57.32 inches)
Rake 24°
Front wheel trail 98 mm (3.86 inches)
Fuel tank capacity 17 l – 4.5 gallon (US)
Number of seats Single seat

2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike Specs

Standard equipment

Standard equipment Riding Modes, ABS cornering, Power Modes, DTC, DWC, DSC, DPL, DQS u/d, EBC, DDA+ w/GPS module, Fully RbW. Rapid setting DTC, DWC, DSC, EBC

Additional equipment

Additional equipment Track Kit: Titanium racing exhaust, machined mirror block-off plates, racing windshield, license plate mount removal plug, front and rear paddock stands, side-stand removal kit, paddock bike cover

Warranty

Warranty (months) 24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance (km/months) 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance adjustment (km) 24,000 km (15,000 mi) – street use

2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike Specs

Emissions

Standard Euro 4
Consumption CO2 124 g/km – 5.3 l/100 km (Only for Euro 4 countries)

2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike

Conclusion

This article is all about the review of new 2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike and this article shows that it is one of the best sports bikes by Ducati brand. The engine delivers the powerful acceleration and torque while the chassis is carefully designed by the light weight but strong carbon fiber. The seat, fuel tank, and handlebars are carefully designed for ultimate performance and best riding experience. Each and every component is carefully designed for best performance and to obtain the minimum weight. In short, the new 2017 1299 Superleggera Ducati Super Bike is the best bike to ride on and one should enjoy its fun ride.

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