Ducati 1199 Panigale R Superleggera, is the ultimate Ducati?
As I anticipated a few days ago, Ducati has published all official information of its new 1199 Panigale R Superleggera. It is the most powerful street bike ever made by Ducati, the most expensive and the most technologically advanced. Practically a street superbike surname Superleggera adding to his illustrious name. 155 kg load (177 kg in running order), only 500 units of limited production and a final price of no less than 70,000 € for which may be the ultimate Ducati.
Ducati only a lucky few can afford, but it is quite a treat. We started by a magnesium chassis, with rear subframe constructed of carbon fiber. Marchesini machined tires are also built in magnesium. The exhaust line full is made of titanium. Some screws are made of titanium bike itself, like the rear shock absorber spring. The battery is Ion size and content. Grams are down, the euro will rise ...
155 kg load, 200 hp, magnesium chassis ... € 70,000. Superlative figures for a superlative bike.
The two-cylinder engine Superquadro L and 1,199 cc engine delivers 195 hp as standard, but the Superleggera increases its power in an additional 5 CV. There was talk of an increase of 25 hp, but it seemed too much for an already extremely propellant "tight". The additional power is achieved by connecting rods and intake valves titanium new pistons and a crankshaft with tungsten inserts for optimal rotation. It almost seems we're talking about a spaceship ...
Öhlins suspensions have been derived directly from racing and again emphasize the lightness of the whole. The brake system Brembo M50 has four-piston calipers and a legacy remote setting of World Superbike. The cowling is constructed entirely of carbon fiber, with characteristic white and red colors of Ducati. Electronics launches several data channels and integrates standard Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Engine Brake Control (EBC).
The difference with other Panigale is that these controls are modifiable on the fly, and fully customizable. As if all this might seem little someone - perhaps only drivers SBK - will be offered with Ducati Panigale 1199 R Superleggera one Race Kit replacing the exhaust system on the other designed for this bike by Akrapovic, gaining an additional 5 CV. portamatrículas and the kickstand is eliminated, among other things, reducing weight 2.5 kg and limiting the use of the bike to the circuit.
€ 70,000 are many, but nobody said Ferrari were cheap. Even when they have two wheels.
Source: Mas Moto
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