Ducati 1299 Superleggera India Delivery makes the country not devoid of one of the most exotic motorcycles in the world
The Ducati 1299 Superleggera is the greatest expression of engineering, technology and performance ever put into mass production by a motorcycle manufacturer. This first 1299 Superleggera in India has been delivered to motorcycle enthusiast Vikram Oberoi. Vikram is a passionate motorcyclist who is a regular at the Buddh International Circuit and owns, amongst other motorcycles, a Ducati 1299 Panigale S, a Ducati 916 and the Ducati 1098.
The 1299 Superleggera is the most technologically advanced motorcycle that Ducati has ever developed and is the first production motorcycle to have a carbon fibre monocoque, single-sided swingarm, rear subframe, fairing and carbon fibre wheels with aluminium hubs.
1299 Superleggera is one of the most exclusive motorcycles in the world, with only 500 units produced. Redefining the definition of the term “superbike”, it offers unmatched technology in a limited edition targeting the true connoisseur.
The Ducati 1299 Superleggera produces 215 Bhp, weighs only 156 Kg (Dry) and is the most powerful factory twin-cylinder ever built. To keep this performance under control, Ducati has also included a full electronics package including Ducati Traction Control Evo (DTC EVO), Ducati Slide Control (DSC) and is also the first ever Ducati Superbike to be equipped with Ducati Power Launch (DPL) and features the Engine Brake Control (EBC) seen on earlier versions of the Ducati superbike.
Keeping all this insane power to weight ratio harnessing motorcycle under control is a newly calibrated Bosch Cornering ABS system that ensures matchless braking in complete safety. The 1299 Superleggera is delivered with a track kit that includes Ducati performance components that include a complete titanium Akrapovič racing exhaust, racing screen, plate holder removal kit and mirror replacement plugs among other accessories on offer.
The 1299 Superleggera is as exclusive as it can get; with all 500 units sold out. The 1299 Superleggera is priced at INR 1,12,20,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) in India. On road prices should be double of the same. It is great to see India finally gets one as well. Superbike market is just catching up in India. This is a beginning as we have seen this earlier with the H2 being delivered. There is still more to come from manufacturer and it just good days for enthusiasts around the country.