first Superleggera V4 has come off the Borgo Panigale production line. While
the first bike will be #001, there would be 499 more made. Ducati is only making 500 units scheduled in a limited and
Ducati Superleggera V4 is the only motorcycle in the world approved for road
use with a frame, swingarm and carbon fibre rims. The exclusivity of the
materials and technical solutions adopted on the Superleggera V4 are also
reflected in the maximum number of motorcycles envisaged: 500 numbered units
accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The progressive numbering of the
motorcycles (XXX/500), coinciding with the chassis number, is shown on the
steering head, and on the ignition key.
first of the lucky owners of this fantastic bike has been invited to Borgo
Panigale for a delivery ceremony and, in the next few days, he will personally
meet Claudio Domenicali, Ducati CEO, to receive his Superleggera V4 001/500.
uniqueness of the Superleggera V4 project is underlined by the experiences that
Ducati together with Ducati Corse have exclusively reserved for the owners of
the motorcycle: the "Superbike Experience" - the possibility for all
fans who purchase a Superleggera V4 to be able to try out the Panigale V4 R
that takes part in the SBK World Championship on track at Mugello. Even more
incredible and exclusive is the opportunity - limited to 30 owners of the
Superleggera V4 - to purchase access to the "MotoGP Experience ",
thus realizing the dream of every sports motorcycle enthusiast. For the first
time it will be possible to ride the Desmosedici GP on the circuit, followed
directly by Ducati Corse technicians. Both “Experiences” have been confirmed
attention that completes the purchase experience of the Superleggera V4, also
includes the possibility of personalising the Superleggera V4 leathers with air
bags from the "SuMisura Ducati" line, as well as completing the look
with a carbon helmet, both dedicated to this motorbike, whose colours and
graphics they replicate.
motorcycle is equipped with a Racing kit: complete exhaust for Akrapovic racing
track use in titanium; open clutch cover in carbon fibre; swingarm cover in
carbon fibre with titanium "slider"; headlamp and light replacement
kit; license plate holder removal kit; side stand removal kit; mirror
replacement aluminium caps from billet; Ducati Data Analyzer + GPS (DDA + GPS);
racing fuel cap, brake lever protection, motorcycle cover; front and rear stand
and battery charger.
bike is delivered inside a wooden crate with specially made customisation for
the transport of this "made in Borgo Panigale" masterpiece. Finally,
all customers receive a sculptural reproduction of the Superleggera V4 in 1:10
scale, modelled in futuristic aerodynamic shapes. A real collector's item
personalised with your motorbike number.
Superleggera V4 is the only motorcycle in the world, approved for road use,
with the entire load-bearing structure of the chassis (frame, subframe,
swingarm and rims), made of composite material, obtaining, for these components
only, a weight saving of 6.7 kg compared to those of the Panigale V4 MY20. To
ensure the highest quality and safety standards, these components are 100%
controlled by the most sophisticated techniques borrowed from the aerospace
industry, such as thermography, ultrasound checks, and tomography.
specific set-up of the chassis gives an unparalleled deceleration capacity, an
extraordinary speed of descent when cornering and a marked tendency of the bike
to close the trajectories when exiting corners.
components are made of carbon fibre, modelled in advanced aerodynamic shapes.
These include the fairing, which reaches efficiency levels higher than those of
today’s MotoGP bikes, which are limited in this by the current technical
regulations. Thanks to the aerodynamic biplane appendages inspired by Ducati’s
2016 MotoGP bike, the most highly-performing in this field, it is able to
guarantee a vertical load of 50 kg of "downforce" at 270 km/h, 20 kg
more than that produced by the wings of the Panigale V4 MY20 and V4R. This
downforce improves acceleration by counteracting the tendency to wheelie and
increases braking stability.
carbon fairings are embellished with a livery inspired by the Desmosedici GP19,
with an alternation of lines and depths between the red colour of the GP19 and
the visible carbon that highlight the shapes, the materials and the technical
details. The red continues on the coloured sides of the OEM Pirelli Diablo
Supercorsa SP tyres, specifically developed in the construction for the
most powerful and lightest Desmosedici Stradale R engine is hidden under the
carbon skin. The 998 cc 90° V4 unit of the Superleggera V4 weighs 2.8 kg less
than the 1,103 cc V4 and, thanks to the Akrapovic approved exhaust, produces
224 hp of power in road configuration (EU homologation value), which becomes
234 hp by mounting the titanium Akrapovic exhaust for track use, which is
included in the Racing Kit supplied with the bike.
racing connotation of the engine is emphasised by the use of a dry clutch and by
the timing of the Desmodromic system made manually by a specialist who, after
checking, confirms the positive result by affixing his signature on the metal
plate that embellishes the carbon cover of the rear cylinder bank.
on the Superleggera V4, by loading the engine calibration for the racing
exhaust, is it possible to enable the display of the "RaceGP"
dashboard. Intended for circuit use only, it derives from that of the
Desmosedici GP20 dashboard designed on the indications of Andrea Dovizioso.
to the extensive use of carbon fibre, components made of titanium, magnesium
and others from aluminium billet, the Superleggera V4 shows a dry weight of 159
kg on the scale (16 kg less than the Panigale V4), for a power/weight ratio of
1.41 hp/kg. A record value for a homologated sports bike. In
configuration, by mounting the Racing kit supplied with the bike, the power
rises to 234 hp and the weight drops to 152.2 kg, with a power/weight ratio of
electronic controls have also been evolved in a purely racing perspective. By
default, the operating parameters of these are associated with three
reprogrammed Riding Modes with specific names (Race A, Race B and Sport). In
addition, for the first time five Riding Modes can be added, customisable with
your favourite settings. The rider can monitor lap times through the evolution
of the Lap Timer, which now allows you to store the coordinates of the finish
line and the split times of five favourite circuits, so as to recall them every
time you go out on the track without having to repeat the data logging
procedure. By default the system proposes the coordinates of the finish line
and intermediates of Laguna Seca, Mugello, Jerez, Sepang and Losail.
to this is a latest-generation electronic package that includes EVO 2
strategies for DTC and DQS up/down. Öhlins lightened suspensions with
pressurized fork and lightened billet foot and shock absorber with titanium
spring and GP-derived valves are part of the equipment, which improve the absorption
of road roughness in the initial compression phase.
braking system is the best of Brembo production with an MCS radial pump
equipped with a remote control for adjusting the distance of the lever and
Stylema R calipers, an exclusive of the Superleggera V4 that allows greater
consistency of front brake travel in long runs on the track.
this translates into a level of performance of absolute importance. Alessandro
Valia, official Ducati tester, with Racing Kit and slick tyres, lapped the
Mugello circuit in 1m52.45s, less than two seconds away from the time of the
Panigale V4R SBK winner with Michele Pirro in CIV 2019.
example of maximum attention to detail is the aluminium radiator cap machined
from billet and the dedicated ignition key with aluminium insert on which the
motorcycle number is indicated.
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