1299 Superleggera #29/500

The natural evolution of the 1199 Superleggera, Ducati’s 1299 Superleggera was also produced in a limited run of just 500 units. Just like its predecessor, the focus on a winning combination of more power and less weight. Courtesy of an oversquare 1,285cc engine, the power figure was raised to a staggering 215hp at 11,000rpm and 108.0 lb-ft torque at 9,000 rpm – plus another 5 horsepower with the Akrapovic exhaust included in the “race kit”.

The weight savings would make Colin Chapman proud, as Ducati extensively utilized lightweight materials – the main frame, subframe, single-sided swingarm, and wheels were all made of carbon fiber. Other touches included non-electronic suspension (that was too heavy, of course), a fixed swingarm pivot (adjustability adds weight), and titanium parts throughout the engine. All this yielded a dry weight of just 339.5 pounds (368 pounds curb).

⸺ Brand

Ducati

⸺ Model

1299 Superlight

⸺ Matriculation

2020 / 12.320 km

⸺ Motor

Engine capacity 1,285 cc
Heat engine type
Times 4
2 cylinders
V cylinder configuration
Longitudinal cylinder arrangement
V 90 cylinder inclination
Liquid cooling
Electric start
Injection feed
116mm bore
Stroke 60.8mm
Multi-disc clutch
Number of valves 4
Desmodromic distribution
Ride by Wire Yes
Traction control Yes
Engine maps 8
Power 215 HP - 158 kW - 11,000 rpm
Torque 15 kgm - 146 nm - 9,000 rpm
Euro 4 emissions
Depowered No
Mechanical gearbox type
Number of gears 6
Reverse gear presence No
Fuel tank capacity 15.5 litres
Final drive chain

⸺ Cycling

Monocoque frame in aluminum alloy
Front suspension 43 mm Öhlins FL936 multi-adjustable upside-down fork
Front travel 120 mm
Rear suspension Multi-adjustable Öhlins TTX36 shock absorber with titanium spring
Rear travel 130 mm
Double disc front brake type
Front brake size 330 mm
Rear disc brake type
Rear brake size 245 mm
ABS Yes
Type integral wheels
Front rim size 17 inches
Front tire 120/70 ZR 17
Rear rim size 17 inches
Rear tire 200/55 ZR17

⸺ Dimensions

Length 2,070 mm
Width 745mm
Height 1,105mm
Wheelbase 1,437mm
Dry weight 156 Kg