One of the rarest super exotics ever made, the Ducati 1299 Superleggera priced at Rs.1.12 crore has got its first and the only buyer in India. The buyer, Vikram Oberoi, is a familiar figure at the Buddh International Circuit and owns several other Ducati bikes which include Ducati 1299 Panigale S, Ducati 916 and Ducati 1098. The word Superleggera is an Italian word meaning super light. Ever since it was unveiled at EICMA motorcycle show in Italy, it caught the attention of motorcycle enthusiast all over the world.
Mechanically, this powerful beast incorporates a 1,285 cc Superquadro L-Twin Desmodromic engine that can churn up a maximum power of 215 hp of power and a peak torque of 146.5 Nm. The 1,285cc engine is added with a 6- speed gearbox along with quick shifter.
The engine setup has received certain additional changes like the Tungsten Balanced Crankshaft which has made the engine lighter, Titanium connecting rods, lighter flywheels, and Aluminium cylinder liners. As far the as the safety is concerned, the two-wheeler gets efficient safety control setup, which includes the Ducati Traction Control Evo, Engine Brake control, dual slide control, and Ducati power Launch which is first of its kind.
The exclusive two-wheeler gets ABS system in order to ensure safe braking. Several other track kit elements that come with this high on speed two-wheeler includes racing screen, plate holder removal kit, mirror replacement plugs, and absolute Titanium Akrapovic exhaust.
An interesting fact that makes the Ducati 1299 Superleggera one of its kind, is that there are only 500 units on sale across the globe. Thus only few Ducati fans can get hold of this expensive superbike.