2021 Ducati Superleggera V4 Guide

2021 Ducati Superleggera V4

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2021 Ducati Superleggera V4 : DREAMS MATTER.

Introducing the new 2021 Ducati Superleggera V4…

The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived.

We share our further step towards engineering excellence with you, Ducati enthusiasts around the world.

Every product we craft is a declaration of our lust for perfection. But none is comparable to Superleggera. In this project, we modeled the most advanced carbon fibre into futuristic aerodynamic-driven shapes. Here we realized our dreams as engineers, manufacturers and passionate riders.

The new Superleggera V4 is, first and foremost, a true statement. It is where we draw the line between trying and doing. It is our foremost pioneristic creature.

And I am very proud to present to you our greatest masterpiece of engineering, technology and design by giving you the story of its deepest secrets and its most refined details.

A story of style, sophistication, performance and trust.

Dedicated to all dreamers.

Claudio Domenicali.
Ducati Motor Holding CEO.

 

 

 

2021 Ducati Superleggera V4 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The Concept

1708 is a project that can only be implemented in Borgo Panigale, Bologna, at Ducati Motor Holding. It is a project where excellence, engineering and dreams come together in a direction that is as aspirational as it is performative. It is such an ethereal and yet so extremely concrete project, made of matter, sounds, futuristic technologies, speed and very strong emotions.

 

Interview with Stefano Strappazzon, Superleggera V4 Project Coordinator.

We talked about it with Stefano Strappazzon,Superleggera V4 Project Owner.

“It’s every designer’s dream to work on a project like Superleggera V4. It’s a chance to develop solutions that you could otherwise never bring to market. It’s a unique opportunity to sit down with the team at the start of the project knowing that we’re all there to try to do the best that the company can do, to create a new benchmark from an engineering and research point of view”.

Superleggera V4 is a project in which the dreamy aspect is fundamental. Because the brief is to create a bike that can establish a new engineering peak. This high goal motivated the Ducati staff to do their utmost to think and implement a new development process that has proven to be closer to aeronautics than motorcycling.

“With the Superleggera V4 we were able to unleash our creativity in terms of technical solutions, materials and processes with the goal of pushing the limits for every specification and achieving maximum performance. It’s a process similar to what Ducati Corse does for MotoGP, but at the end of the project we have to ensure absolute reliability for the life of the bike, not just for the current racing season. You could almost say that the Superleggera V4 is a MotoGP with mirrors and a number plate holder”.

All calculation methods for component testing come from Ducati Corse. But the Corse team does not guarantee the components for the life of the bike, only for a few races or at least a season. With the Superleggera V4 we use the same technologies and materials that are used for prototypes, but we guarantee the reliability of a motorcycle in series. As in aeronautics, we develop an impressive number of virtual simulations, we subject the components to thermographies, tomographies and ultrasound checks. We want each of the 500 models produced to be perfect.

“Superleggera V4 is a project where we can use an artisanal – almost artistic – process to design the components and the engine, and then employ all of Ducati’s know-how to ensure the reliability of each component as if it were made industrially. There’s nothing like it in the motorcycling world, it’s really a dream come true”.

Real dreams are anything but inconsistent. From dreams, ideas are generated, ideas become projects, projects become prototypes and prototypes become results and emotions. We must never underestimate dreams. The history of Ducati, as well as its present, show that dreams are the fundamental inspiration behind every project. Without a vision, even utopian, it is not possible to evolve.

“Projects like the Superleggera V4 are demonstration projects, where we show what we can do. But they are also important moments of innovation for the company. Using tests on composite materials we define processes that have a positive influence on the entire company’s know-how.

And the result is amazing, both for the bike’s specs and its performance and, more importantly, as can be seen in the ecstatic faces of our riders when they get off the bike after testing”.

An investment in research and development that is really important for us, especially if we consider that it focuses on just 500 limited edition models.

The Superleggera V4 is an extremely Ducati project, in which we progressively engineer each unknown, cross feasibility barriers and shape lightness into the total emotion of speed.

 

 

 

2021 Ducati Superleggera V4 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

The Aerodynamics Interview with Edoardo Lenoci, Ducati Aerodynamic Development Manager.

At Ducati we started doing research and development in motorcycle aerodynamics before anyone else in the world. We were the first ones to introduce aerodynamic innovations in the world’s top motorcycle competition. This is a fact.

The development of aerodynamic methodologies is inevitably linked to Ducati Corse and therefore to the design of unique racing prototypes. A context where every thousandth of a second can make the difference and where the bar for excellence is very high. From season to season the projects change and evolve, but some milestones remain.

We talked about it with Edoardo Lenoci, Ducati Aerodynamic Development Manager.

“The GP16 aerodynamic design was undoubtedly our most powerful and effective project. The evolution of the MotoGP rules did not allowed us to continue the development in that direction, and today all the legal layouts for aerodynamic appendages are based on closed C-shapes which are globally less efficient than previous ones.

We had been looking for a way to continue the development interrupted in 2017. Breathing new life into our best aerodynamic project”.

Ducati has always had the best performing engines in the racing world, it’s nothing new. But when you’re dealing with such power jewels, getting the power to the ground properly is all. And here aerodynamics does an important job.

“The vertical load that the GP16 wings configuration can generate on the Superleggera V4 is sensational. If we take our Panigale V4 as a starting point, the aero package upgrade of the V42020 increases the downforce by 30%, while the Superleggera V4 project reaches 50%. These are very significant numbers and the impact on riding style is immediate”.

True innovation does not complicate: it simplifies. The work done with the application of this aeropackage on the Superleggera V4 makes the bike easier to ride. It fully values all the power of the vehicle, not making the full intervention of electronic systems necessary to reduce the power supplied. The vertical load on the front makes the acceleration less complex to handle. The throttle can be opened earlier and the bike remains glued to the ground.

“It’s often thought that a particularly advanced motorcycle requires a huge amount of electronics aid, but that’s not the case. By working on different dynamic and aerodynamic features there is less of a need to develop the bike’s electronics. Wing surfaces act intelligently by developing stability as speed increases, for example reducing the need for anti-wheelie systems. And this aspect is very evident when exiting corners and in full acceleration, where, by limiting the intervention of electronics, engine torque is less reduced”.

For example, we found during the tests at Mugello that at the end of the last corner, thanks to aerodynamics alone, we managed to gain an 8 m lead on the straight. 8 m are many.

It is part of the Ducati DNA to always look for new ways and find side solutions that are innovative and unexpected. This unpredictability of innovation is an important part of our character, of our identity, which while continuing to evolve remains unmistakably Ducati.

“Working on this project, bringing the GP16 aerodynamic package to this bike, was really important. Not only for the incredible performance that was added, but also because of the cultural change it represents. By carrying aerodynamics to two-wheeled production vehicles, Ducati began a cultural change in which the research effort in MotoGP contaminates the development of production bikes. A transfer of knowledge that from a limited prototyping environment benefits a large number of enthusiasts, allowing them to experience sensations previously reserved only for professional riders. It’s a big change. And it helps us to have this revolution accepted as part of the motorcycling culture”.

 

Engineering Esthetics, The design Interview with Andrea Ferraresi, Ducati Head of Design.

Ducati is the only motorcycle brand that has ever won two times the Red Dot Award and the prestigious Compasso d’Oro. We are design maniacs and designing a Ducati is not like drawing any other bike. There are essential characters that belong only to us. Projects like Monster, 916, Diavel and Panigale each represent a milestone in the history of design for their category.

The Ducati design philosophy is built by subtraction, recognizing the purest style in the in-depth research of essential shapes. Even the aesthetics of color is built with respect for the nature of the elements. And in the Superleggera V4 it is possible to distinguish with the Ducati Red the original color of the precious materials that compose it: the different types of carbon, titanium, aluminum.

We talked about it with Andrea Ferraresi, Ducati Head of Design.

“While the design of Ducati superbikes has always been extremely tech-driven, the Superleggera V4 project is a stylistic masterpiece.

The work of the design team focused primarily on making the shapes and materials speak for themselves. We worked to create an interplay of lines and depth between the Ducati red and visible carbon. The Superleggera V4 is a project for which it was critical to bring out the beauty of technique. Our work has therefore been focused on letting the beauty of functional efficiency speak for itself”.

The Superleggera V4 project is the most advanced bike that Ducati has ever put into production. Each screw, each component, is weighed and controlled to allow the best weight / power ratio. And the aesthetic details are no exception, for which the usual stylistic licenses cannot obviously be taken.

“If the task of an industrial designer is to bring out the beauty of technology, with the Superleggera V4 the task is elevated to the nth power. While on less extreme bikes we can afford some aesthetic discounts of engineering rigour, here we can’t. Not one. With the Superleggera V4 project there’s no room for 5 extra grams for adhesive and 200 grams for the special paint job. There’s not a single detail, not even an aesthetic one, that can alter performance. For all intents and purposes it was developed as a racing motorcycle.

And in this sense it is a very challenging project to work on because the designer must be very careful when making any changes, acting very discreetly yet decisively, being attentive to every detail so that the Ducati signature is unequivocally evident”.

It is customary for Ducati to dress its most exclusive designs with a livery inspired by the MotoGP of the year in which the design begins. And on the Superleggera V4 there was no exception. The visible carbon alternates with solid white and red lines that aim to enhance the noble fairing material.

“The choice not to color the wings was strongly desired, and the graphics were designed to incorporate them into the line of the motorcycle, dissolving the physical dimension into a visual dimension. This is particularly noticeable when you have the chance to move around the bike, whose proportions change and are enriched with interesting vanishing points as you get closer”.

Aerodynamics is the most important evolutionary element of this Superleggera V4 on which it was important to measure the intervention as a designer. It was a visual starting point on which to elaborate all the aesthetic details of the bike.

“The maniacal attention to detail was certainly the greatest effort in terms of design because this bike was born to race, and every visible millimeter must convey the powerful aesthetic vibration of the most exclusive racing motorcycle on the planet”.

Lightweight Power: The engine Interview with Enrico Poluzzi, Ducati Engine Design Manager.

The engine design is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive features of Ducati. A field in which the desmodromic timing system has become a signature feature. Developing the engine for project Superleggera V4 means making the most sophisticated Ducati engine ever made. Piece by piece, working on every single component to make it as light as possible. Finding space for innovation in every detail.

We talked about it with Enrico Poluzzi, Ducati Engine Design Manager.

“Starting work on the Superleggera V4 was really exciting: we were free to think about unconventional solutions and to let our creativity run wild. It’s a much bigger playing field; my team was blessed with the opportunity of designing without any pressure in terms of costs or experimental levels and to have access to materials, processes, technologies that we normally use only in competitions.

It’s also an extremely engaging moment for everyone, because each working group knows which components have technical margins and technological alternatives and therefore put its specific know-how in the line. It’s a project where the mandate is to do impossible things”.

Enthusiasm is followed by the expertise of technical engineering development. Much like every other aspect of project Superleggera V4, engine development left no room for chance. A complete analysis of each micro engine component is carried out to understand the evolutionary opportunities, test new materials and new geometries. The idea is to open to futuristic research in order to make something unprecedented.

“When the project started we went over the engine’s list of components and 600 part numbers. We analysed all the components and then decided which to focus on. For some a search for experimental solutions began, while for others we knew that there was room for improvement because we already knew the current limits and margins for further development.

Priority is given to components made of higher density materials to evaluate replacement with lighter materials. We changed all the bolts for the bases and heads from steel to titanium. The same was also done for smaller bolts, like the ones on the camshaft supports. Small components yet very numerous. ”

The choice of materials is the first step, but a meticulous work on the geometries is also required, which develops in two different directions: the first to check that new materials do not present application difficulties, the second to improve and lighten the existing components.

“Many components were optimized by thinning the thicknesses and introducing lightening originally not present. With the same approach, starter gears and camshafts have been machined with additional lightening holes on the lobes and longitudinally by decreasing the cross-section over the entire length of the shaft.

42% of the components were redesigned to gain, in some cases, only a few dozen grams. When added to one another, though, the gain was quite sizeable and amounted to an overall reduction of 2.8 kg in comparison with our Panigale V4 S engine.

A component for which we managed to achieve a remarkable weight reduction is the oil pump assembly; we drastically simplified the assembly design and reduced the number of recovery pumps from 3 to 2. Thanks to the completely new design of inner pump ducts we managed to keep the assembly function unchanged, that is, the new pumps drain the oil from the same areas and with the same efficacy as the old system.”

The development work of this engine adds unique features also to the driving feel. Both for the lightening in the changes of direction, but above all for the increase of the reactivity that is generated by intervening on the inertia of the flywheel components. Ducati engineering skills are 100% exploited in every step, to create an engine that has its own specific character.

“Compared to the basic V4 all the flywheel parts were lightened, mainly using titanium con-rods (and therefore also lightening the crankshaft counterweights). The elements that make the largest contribution to the engine rotating masses inertia were all lightened: this means that the engine can increase and decrease RPMs more quickly. So the engine is designed to react instantly to the rider’s demands.

It was hard and painstaking work, in that the starting components in the standard engine already feature high optimisation levels. Therefore we had to focus on details, add holes, decrease thickness values to reduce weight but – needless to say – not to the detriment of reliability: Superleggera V4 engine components are approved by applying the same standards used for the components of every other engine, without any preferential treatment.”

Each engine component has been brought to the limit. The complexity of the processes is much higher. As a consequence, all checks and simulations must show to be up to this, to add a craft approach while ensuring industrial reliability. Enrico’s team submits the project to FEM hours and structural simulation. For the Superleggera V4 engine, Ducati performs an extremization process similar to what is done by Ducati Corse for racing engines, but with safety coefficients adequate to a type-approval product.

“It’s a racing engine, but it has to have a lifetime guarantee. And this requires some extra attention. For example, titanium is a noble material but it generates more friction on sliding surfaces. This must be considered in the screws, since a certain axial load must be guaranteed to the tightening. That’s why we’ve used a special coating to eliminate this issue entirely”.

Being tasked with accomplishing excellence allows Ducati to grow individually and as part of a group; indeed, the discarded ideas push the whole team to looking for new, experimental technology innovations. It

is a search towards new performance boundaries that lays the foundations for the future, generating a truly exclusive engine-hearted-creature.

“Taking part in the development of the Superleggera V4 engine is truly a unique experience. It’s a job that fills the whole team with pride, but also generates enthusiasm and energy thanks to the creative freedom that was granted. It has become an experience of research and development that has a global impact on the team’s knowledge. We’re encouraged for new solutions even out of the box. This allows us to be daring and see the project as an expression of our skills and ourselves. It’s a great sense of accomplishment”.

 

The Mechanics of Desire: The Mechanics

The beginning of the journey. We introduce you to the Superleggera V4 rolling chassis. A mechanical masterpiece that triggers the deepest desires of every motorbike lover.

Superleggera V4 is the precious result of a team effort of Ducati engineers specialized on advanced materials, vehicles dynamics, engine development and aerodynamics research. Each member of the team works to the maximum of his possibilities to express his talent in a unique product, in which aeronautical technologies meet the iconic balance of Italian design. A mechanical work of art, an engineering sculpture.

Dream Molecules The Components- Interview with Leonardo Bagnoli, Ducati Head of Vehicle Simulation.

Materials research has always been an obsession for Ducati. If we think of our founding values, style, sophistication and performance, we find them all in this innovative research activity. The precious materials we work with, especially titanium, magnesium and carbon fiber, are the backbone of the vehicle’s dynamics and at the same time give our racing bikes that unmistakable Ducati look.

We talked about it with Leonardo Bagnoli, Ducati Head of Vehicle Simulation.

“Materials research is extremely expensive and difficult. Because it’s necessary to test different areas, considering the type of material and the best shapes to make it perform at its best. A few millimetres can be the difference between a huge success and a failure”.

The Superleggera V4 takes this extreme approach, which we inherit from our daily activity in the world of GP and SBK competitions, to a completely new, even more complex level. Although extreme in fact, the world of competitions has a limited duration in time. Ducati research is best expressed in exasperating the characteristics of the materials, calculating in advance the number of cycles and the type of mechanical stress to which they will be subjected.

“When doing research there’s an element of challenge. Of solving an enigma. Complexity needs to be dealt with head on and resolved in new ways.

For the Superleggera V4 the challenge was completely different from a racing prototype: we have to achieve extreme performance while safeguarding reliability and meeting type-approval requirements. It’s a question of making the most of the characteristics of materials and components without being able to predict the real stress they will be subjected to, creating components with experimental technologies to apply them to a motorcycle that’s not just for a single specific rider, but must be ready for standard type-approval. The component we design doesn’t just have to get through 10 races. It has to last forever. And so the work of calculation and simulation is twice as much as for any other bike we produce”.

Each component is studied with techniques and technologies in which art, craftsmanship and industry meet. We follow a testing process usually applied in aeronautics, each component passes thermographic, ultrasound and even tomographic checks. We do a CT scan of each piece to verify the internal structure as well as the external one.

The Leonardo team divides the tasks and each engineer takes care of bringing a single component of the Superleggera V4 project to perfection, carrying out the necessary virtual tests to push each material to the maximum. An important example is the new carbon rear swingarm, where for the first time it has been possible to apply unidirectional carbon, a very difficult material to tame. Unidirectional carbon is highly performing due to the relationship between weight and stiffness, but highly anisotropic and therefore complex to stabilize.

“The complexity of the surfaces greatly influences the possibility of using a futuristic material like single-sided carbon, so we had to completely redesign the geometry of the rear swinging arm to improve it, in a constant dialogue with the design center to remain consistent with Ducati design. Morphological optimisation was one of the activities that occupied us the most in testing and virtual resistance simulations. The result is a specific stiffness ratio never achieved before. A bike lightened in all the most peripheral loads and therefore incredibly more agile and manageable. But also more stable thanks to the new geometries”.

The balance achieved is really of the highest level, even in the combination of different types of carbon in the frame, in which chemical compatibility was also sought, between resins and materials. Experimental research is not an end in itself, it is an aspirational statement for the whole company. And it is the activity with which Ducati constantly strives to raise the bar for itself and for the world of motorcycling.

“For a structural engineer, defining lightweight structures, working on the most exclusive motorcycle on the planet is a way of seeing knowledge applied in an actual project that is able to put it to use. Take performance to the extreme. Find professional satisfaction by using all the skills learned over the years in a unique project”.

 

TFT Dashboard: Designed to beat records

The Superleggera V4 is the perfect combination of technological know-how and the search for maximum performance. As with every technical feature, Ducati Corse’s contribution was essential even in developing the dashboard interface. Thanks to MotoGP’s riding experience, such a refining work makes it the most advanced production bike on the planet.

Split-second accessibility

The HMI (Human Machine Interface) design of the dashboard intervenes on graphic-visual features in order to improve the “Man-Machine” communication system usability, namely the way in which the system informs the rider. All this taking into account very high speed situations, accelerations as well as the extreme physical and cognitive stress the rider feels when he gives his best on the track.

For the Superleggera V4, an exclusive “Race GP” interface has been developed, which comes from the indications given by Andrea Dovizioso, from his experience in MotoGP, when riding in absolute concentration, the rider has only a few fractions of a second to get key information.

Dovi’s requests for the GP20 were about greater relevance and visibility of the bike’s lap time and key information, such as gear shift and engine settings. The same information was included in the “Race GP” display mode for the Superleggera V4, by integrating it with a scroll menu to display speed and engine coolant temperature so as to best suit personal riding needs.

This led to an interface that allows the rider to experience the track like a pro: with maximum control over the main riding information and functions while being fully focused on achieving a dream time.

 

Speed emotion: The performance

Ducati Superleggera V4 is the best that contemporary motorcycle engineering can express. It is the dream that comes true. The result of the most innovative research on materials dynamics and engineering. A search that reaches its fulfillment when the bike is brought to the track and tested by the pilot who can finally feel the most intense emotions.

We talked about it with Alessandro Valia, Ducati Official Test Rider.

“It’s a very powerful emotion. An endless wonder. First of all, the pride in being part of such an important project. And then the sense of dedication and meticulous attention in trying to transform technical and mechanical excellence into performance never seen before in a production motorcycle”.

The collaboration of Ducati designers with Alessandro Valia, official Ducati pilot and tester, translates into extraordinary sensations. The work of dynamics and re-design of the components creates a balance of chassis never realized before. The extremely high complexity of the technological equipment is geared towards simplifying riding.

“The first ride was amazing. First of all for the braking, coming out of the pits at Mugello I arrived at the first corner and I realised that I didn’t have to brake that much. Then you can clearly feel that the bike tends to follow lines autonomously. It’s a very rare feature that gives you great peace of mind and allows you to forget about the technical aspects, fully focusing on your riding style.

The work on the chassis has yielded extraordinary results. It’s incredibly fluid when you change direction”.

Agility is also enhanced by total stability. Thanks to the work done on aerodynamics, the vertical load given by the wing appendixes glues the bike to the ground, allowing a less incisive intervention of the traction control on the delivery.

“This bike has an impressive acceleration. But the most disarming characteristic is that you feel absolutely at ease, in full control of the bike. Thanks to the aerodynamics package you can open the throttle all the way, especially coming out of corners, without worrying about the bike doing a wheelie.

The impact of the wings was particularly evident to me when we tried it at Portimao, a track that has continuous variations in slope at full speed. But especially on the climb before the straight, where all bikes naturally tend to go into a wheelie, this one stays firmly on the ground, totally stable and with a solid grip. A stability that allows you to keep the throttle open just when it’s most important”.

The vertical load helps to improve the feeling of security, a feeling that helps the driver to be repeatable, to express the maximum according to the ‘Performance Redefined’ approach, totally Ducati.

“When you ride a GP or SBK the first impact is the surprise of feeling how easy it is to ride it. The exact same feeling I have with the new Superleggera V4. We have built a motorcycle that is both extreme and intuitive. For those who want to experience the feeling of pushing the envelope with every acceleration and every corner.

What really amazes me is the feeling of safety conveyed by the bike. Despite the impressive power-to-weight ratio it remains agile and intuitive. It’s truly a bike designed to empower riders to express their best. During testing I rode a lap on this bike at Mugello in 1:52:45. That’s just 2 seconds less than Pirro’s Panigale that won the CIV SBK. And Superleggera V4 is completely street legal: I was able to honk goodbye to some mechanics of the GP teams at Mugello that day after having recorded that time. You can imagine the looks on their faces”.

More than fifteen track sessions dedicated to the development of this bike have been organized. At each session different mappings were tested, to refine the calibration of dynamics and engine to the point that it was practically impossible to improve it.

“We paid a lot of attention to engine management. We worked to find the best relationship between the throttle grip and the power delivery. We wanted to define the unique character of this bike. And we definitely succeeded.

Riding it is a dream. Unequalled agility. Power full of character. All you can feel is the pure emotion of speed”.

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Ducati Superleggera V4 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $  USD
Canada MSRP Price: $  CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £  GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine

Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, lightened, counter-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromic timing, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled

Displacement

998 cc

Bore X stroke

81 x 48.4 mm

Compression ratio

14.0:1

Power

165 kW (224 hp) @ 15,250 rpm – 174 kW (234 hp) @ 15.500 rpm with full racing exhaust

Torque

116 Nm (85.6 lb-ft) @ 11,750 rpm – 119 Nm (87.7 lb-ft) @ 11.750 rpm with full racing exhaust

Fuel injection

Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies with aerodynamic valves. Variable length intake system

Exhaust

4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes

Gearbox

6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2

Primary drive

Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1

Ratio

1=38/14 2=36/17 3=33/19 4=32/21 5=30/22 6=30/24

Final Drive

Regina ORAW2 chain ; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket in Ergal 42

Clutch

Hydraulically controlled slipper dry clutch

Frame

Carbon fiber “Front Frame”

Front suspension

Fully adjustable 43 mm Öhlins NPX25/30 pressurized fork with TiN treatment, billet fork bottoms, lightweight springs, fully adjustable.

Front Wheel

5-split spoke carbon fiber 3.50″ x 17″

Front Tire

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17

Rear Suspension

Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit with GP valve and titanium spring. Carbon fiber single-sided swingarm.

Rear Wheel

5-split spoke carbon fiber 6.00″ x 17″

Rear tire

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17

Wheel travel (front/rear)

120 mm (4.7 in) – 130 mm (5.1 in)

Front brake

2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® R 4-piston callipers with Cornering ABS EVO

Rear brake

245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO

Instrumentation

Last generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display

Dry weight

159 kg (350 lb) – 152.2 kg (335.5 lb) with racing kit

Seat height

835 mm (32.9 in)

Wheelbase

1.480 mm (58,3 in)

Rake

24,5°

Front wheel trail

100 mm (3,94 in)

Fuel tank capacity

16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)

Number of seats

Single seat

Safety equipment

Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tire calibration

Standard equipment

Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), GPS module, Lap Timer EVO 2, PIT limiter, Ohlins steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Lithium-ion battery, Auto-off indicators, Chassis in carbon fiber, Carbon fiber fairings, Carbon fiber wheels, Carbon fiber mudguards, Biplane wings in carbon fiber, High-flow air filter, Type approved Akrapovič silencer in titanium

Additional equipment

Front and rear paddock stands, Battery maintainer, Race Kit: Akrapovič Titanium racing exhaust, Machined mirror block-off plates, License plate mount removal plug, Swing arm guard, Carbon fiber clutch cover,Ducati Data Analyzer+ (DDA+) with GPS module, Side stand removal kit, Front and rear lights removal kit, Bike cover.

Ready for

Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Anti-theft

Warranty (months)

24 months unlimited mileage

Maintenance (km/months)

12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months

Valve clearance adjustment (km)

24,000 km

Consumption

8 l/100km

Emissions

185 g/km

Standard

Euro 4

 


2021 Ducati Superleggera V4 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, lightened, counter-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromic timing, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled

Displacement

998 cc

Bore X stroke

81 x 48.4 mm

Compression ratio

14.0:1

Power

165 kW (224 hp) @ 15,250 rpm – 174 kW (234 hp) @ 15.500 rpm with full racing exhaust

Torque

116 Nm (85.6 lb-ft) @ 11,750 rpm – 119 Nm (87.7 lb-ft) @ 11.750 rpm with full racing exhaust

Fuel injection

Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies with aerodynamic valves. Variable length intake system

Exhaust

4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes

Gearbox

6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2

Primary drive

Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1

Ratio

1=38/14 2=36/17 3=33/19 4=32/21 5=30/22 6=30/24

Final Drive

Regina ORAW2 chain ; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket in Ergal 42

Clutch

Hydraulically controlled slipper dry clutch

Frame

Carbon fiber “Front Frame”

Front suspension

Fully adjustable 43 mm Öhlins NPX25/30 pressurized fork with TiN treatment, billet fork bottoms, lightweight springs, fully adjustable.

Front Wheel

5-split spoke carbon fiber 3.50″ x 17″

Front Tyre

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17

Rear Suspension

Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit with GP valve and titanium spring. Carbon fiber single-sided swingarm.

Rear Wheel

5-split spoke carbon fiber 6.00″ x 17″

Rear tyre

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17

Wheel travel (front/rear)

120 mm (4.7 in) – 130 mm (5.1 in)

Front brake

2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® R 4-piston callipers with Cornering ABS EVO

Rear brake

245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO

Instrumentation

Last generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display

Dry weight

159 kg (350 lb) – 152.2 kg (335.5 lb) with racing kit

Seat height

835 mm (32.9 in)

Wheelbase

1.480 mm (58,3 in)

Rake

24,5°

Front wheel trail

100 mm (3,94 in)

Fuel tank capacity

16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)

Number of seats

Single seat

Safety equipment

Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tyre calibration

Standard equipment

Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), GPS module, Lap Timer EVO 2, PIT limiter, Ohlins steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Lithium-ion battery, Auto-off indicators, Chassis in carbon fiber, Carbon fiber fairings, Carbon fiber wheels, Carbon fiber mudguards, Biplane wings in carbon fiber, High-flow air filter, Type approved Akrapovič silencer in titanium

Additional equipment

Front and rear paddock stands, Battery maintainer, Race Kit: Akrapovič Titanium racing exhaust, Machined mirror block-off plates, License plate mount removal plug, Swing arm guard, Carbon fiber clutch cover,Ducati Data Analyzer+ (DDA+) with GPS module, Side stand removal kit, Front and rear lights removal kit, Bike cover.

Ready for

Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Anti-theft

Warranty (months)

24 months unlimited mileage

Maintenance (km/months)

12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months

Valve clearance adjustment (km)

24,000 km

Consumption

8 l/100km

Emissions

185 g/km

Standard

Euro 4

 

2021 Ducati Superleggera V4 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, lightened, counter-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromic timing, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled

Displacement

998 cc

Bore X stroke

81 x 48.4 mm

Compression ratio

14.0:1

Power

165 kW (224 hp) @ 15,250 rpm – 174 kW (234 hp) @ 15.500 rpm with full racing exhaust

Torque

116 Nm (85.6 lb-ft) @ 11,750 rpm – 119 Nm (87.7 lb-ft) @ 11.750 rpm with full racing exhaust

Fuel injection

Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies with aerodynamic valves. Variable length intake system

Exhaust

4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes

Gearbox

6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2

Primary drive

Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1

Ratio

1=38/14 2=36/17 3=33/19 4=32/21 5=30/22 6=30/24

Final Drive

Regina ORAW2 chain ; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket in Ergal 42

Clutch

Hydraulically controlled slipper dry clutch

Frame

Carbon fiber “Front Frame”

Front suspension

Fully adjustable 43 mm Öhlins NPX25/30 pressurized fork with TiN treatment, billet fork bottoms, lightweight springs, fully adjustable.

Front Wheel

5-split spoke carbon fiber 3.50″ x 17″

Front Tyre

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17

Rear Suspension

Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit with GP valve and titanium spring. Carbon fiber single-sided swingarm.

Rear Wheel

5-split spoke carbon fiber 6.00″ x 17″

Rear tyre

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 ZR17

Wheel travel (front/rear)

120 mm (4.7 in) – 130 mm (5.1 in)

Front brake

2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® R 4-piston callipers with Cornering ABS EVO

Rear brake

245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO

Instrumentation

Last generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display

Dry weight

159 kg (350 lb) – 152.2 kg (335.5 lb) with racing kit

Seat height

835 mm (32.9 in)

Wheelbase

1.480 mm (58,3 in)

Rake

24,5°

Front wheel trail

100 mm (3,94 in)

Fuel tank capacity

16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)

Number of seats

Single seat

Safety equipment

Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tyre calibration

Standard equipment

Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), GPS module, Lap Timer EVO 2, PIT limiter, Ohlins steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Lithium-ion battery, Auto-off indicators, Chassis in carbon fiber, Carbon fiber fairings, Carbon fiber wheels, Carbon fiber mudguards, Biplane wings in carbon fiber, High-flow air filter, Type approved Akrapovič silencer in titanium

Additional equipment

Front and rear paddock stands, Battery maintainer, Race Kit: Akrapovič Titanium racing exhaust, Machined mirror block-off plates, License plate mount removal plug, Swing arm guard, Carbon fiber clutch cover,Ducati Data Analyzer+ (DDA+) with GPS module, Side stand removal kit, Front and rear lights removal kit, Bike cover.

Ready for

Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Anti-theft

Warranty (months)

24 months unlimited mileage

Maintenance (km/months)

12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months

Valve clearance adjustment (km)

24,000 km

Consumption

8 l/100km

Emissions

185 g/km

Standard

Euro 4

 


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