Superleggera V4: 224 HP in 159 kg, how is that possible?

Superleggera V4, a motorcycle made in a limited and numbered series of 500 units which for Ducati represents the maximum expression of engineering, innovation, attention to detail and attention to the customer. Many components are made of carbon fiber. These include the fairing, with an aerodynamic shape that reaches levels of efficiency higher than those of the current MotoGP bikes. The equipment includes the lightened Öhlins suspension with pressurized fork and the Brembo brake system with Stylema R calipers, exclusive to the Superleggera V4; to these is added a latest generation electronic package.

Under the dress we find the 90 ° V4 of 998 cc, which it achieves a power of 224 hp in road configuration. Thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber, components made of titanium and others in billet aluminum, the Superleggera V4 scores on the scale a dry weight of 159 kg, for a power / weight ratio of 1.41 hp / kg.

To show us how it was possible to create a bike that is as light as it is powerful, Ducati has made a video in which it shows us the non-001/500 model of the Superleggera V4 taking shape. Six minutes of pure entertainment for all fans of technique, we are sure you will not be able to take your eyes off the video!

For all the details, and the price, of the bike, we refer you to our presentation article.