2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike Review Price Specs

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The new 2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike is another impressive sports bike of Ducati giving an impressive performance. Those riders who are looking for an ideal and super sports bike should think about the new 2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike. This sports bike has broken a large number of records due to its superb design and perfectly streamline body. The bodywork is kept attractive while the seat design ensures to have perfectly aggressive seating position. Moreover, the review of the new 2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike with its specifications and pictures are given below.

2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike

2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike – Features

Engine Features

The new 2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike comes with the powerful 215 horsepower at just 11,000 rpm and 14.9 kgm at 9,000 rpm. These incredible power and torque values can easily be delivered by Superquadro twin cylinder engine. The Ducati engineers have made some changing in the main components of the engine like reducing the weight of crankshaft and using the new tungsten balancing pads. The con-rods, in titanium, are all-new containing the 116 mm of piston diameter. The overall compression ratio has been increased up to 13:1. The cylinder heads have been given overhaul while the diameters of the valves, both in titanium have been increased. They are now even wider than the previous 2017 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Sports bike.

2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike

An all-new 2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike features an intake valve of diameter up to 48 mm as opposed to the 46.8 mm while the exhaust valves have the diameter of 39.5 mm. The intake and exhaust ducts have undergone some development that improves the fluid dynamics thanks to its new camshafts, which offers both improved profiles and increased valve lift. This super sports bike model focus on intense performance and weight reduction research. The new clutch contains slipper and self-servo system offering the heightened feel and ride stability thanks to its new forged aluminum clutch basket. Increased performance ensure reliability and compliance with noise emission standards. The twin-cylinder engine has been modified for outstanding performance.

Chassis Features

The new 2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike features the Monocoque in carbon fiber. The overall design is kept stylish offering an eye-catching view like in 2018 Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition. The suspension system has been fully optimized to provide a smooth riding experience. The front suspension contains adjustable 43 mm USD Ohlins FL 936 fork with TiN treatment and lightweight springs. The front wheel consists up of 10 spoke carbon fiber while the front tire consists up of Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17. The rear suspension consists up of single Ohlins with TTX36 shock with titanium spring and adjustable linkage between progressive/flat. The rear wheel also comes with ten spokes carbon fiber and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tire. The new disc braking system ensures to have the best braking performance of all times.

2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike

MotoGP Electronics

The new 2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike comes with the new electronics package that includes:

  • Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO)
  • Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
  • Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC EVO)
  • Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
  • Bosch Cornering ABS
  • Engine Brake Control (EBC)
  • Ducati Data Analyser+ GPS (DDA+ GPS)

2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike – Technical Specifications

Engine

Type Superquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4-valve per cylinder, liquid cooled, Desmodromic
Displacement 1,285 cc
Bore X stroke 116 mm x 60.8 mm
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Power 158.1 kW (215 hp) at 11,000 rpm
Torque 146.5 Nm (108,0 lb-ft) at 9,000 rpm
Exhaust 2-1-2 system, primary tubes in titanium. Twin titanium mufflers. 2 lambda probes and two catalytic converters
Fuel injection Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Twin-injector per cylinder. Full Ride-by-Wire elliptical throttle bodies containing an aerodynamic valve and optimized trumpets

2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike Specs

Transmission

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

Chassis

 

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

Dimension

Dry weight 156 kg (343.9 lb)
Kerb weight 178 kg (392.4 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 gallons (US)
Number of seats Single seat

2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike

Other

Maintenance 12,000 km
Warranty (months) 24 months of unlimited mileage
Valve clearance adjustment (km) 24,000 km (15,000 mi) – street use
Standard Euro 4
Consumption Emissions and consumption currently undergoing certification

Conclusion

This article provides the full details of the new 2018 Ducati 1299 Superleggera Super Sports Bike. This super sports bike features the high performing engine that can deliver instant torque and acceleration. The chassis features the lightweight frame that helps in handling over high speed. The overall braking system and suspension system gives an awesome performance on different conditions.

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