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Ducati Superleggera V4, 159kg and 224hp

Ducati Superleggera V4

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The Borgo Panigale riders are constantly improving and breaking records, as demonstrated by the new Ducati Superleggera V4 says Carcody.

At Ducati they have shown their latest creation, an elite superbike, equipped with the latest materials and technology, and available only to a few lucky pockets.

This beast has been designed with the sole purpose of being the fastest and most exclusive on the circuit, as well as being the queen of power and lightness. Lighter than the Superleggera V2.

It is obviously powered by a 90º V4 engine, the Desmosedici Stradale R , and has the aesthetics and DNA of the Panigale V4, but reducing its weight to a minimum and increasing the power to a maximum.Ducati Superleggera V4

To reduce weight they have used noble materials such as carbon fibre to make the chassis, subframe, single-arm swingarm, rims, fairing and tailpipe.

And they have also used titanium in the spring of the Ã-hlins monoshock, in the exhaust system and hardware, to further slim down this V4.

The rest of the components have been optimised to be as light as possible, such as the Ã-ohlins fork heads or the Brembo Stylema R brake calipers, exclusive to this V4.

The Ducati Superleggera V4 is the standard bike with the best power-to-weight ratio

The second part has been to optimize the V4 engine at 90º Desmosedici Stradale R -4T, LC, 16V, Desmo, IE-, lightening it and extracting more power, to reach the figure of 224CV (164kW), a whole record.Ducati Superleggera V4

But there’s more, because if the racing kit is installed, 234hp is achieved and the weight is reduced even further, from 159 kg to 152.2kg, achieving a record power-to-weight ratio of 1.54hp/kg.

To top it all off, the fairing also features the obligatory spoilers/winglets, which produce more negative thrust than the MotoGP Desmosedici itself. These 270km/h biplane wings generate 50kg of ground pressure, 20kg more than the Panigale V4 MY20 and V4 R wings, which keeps the bike more stable at high speed.

And there is no lack of the electronics package with IMU, DTC EVO and DQS EVO up&Down, or the reprogrammed Riding Modes (Race A, Race B and Sport), plus 5 extra Riding Modes -new- that can be customized. There is also a GPS Lap Timer that allows you to record the finish line coordinates and intermediate times for five favourite tracks. Default settings include finish line/intermediate time details.

Only 500 units will be produced, at a rate of 5 units per day, and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and the usual numbered plate, which will match the chassis number.

They will start to be delivered in June. What is the price? The price is around $US100,000.