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Ducati Superleggera V4 launched in Malaysia

17 Dec 2020 / 19:44 H.

DUCATI Malaysia recently unveiled the Superleggera V4 – priced at RM888,000 – at its flagship Petaling Jaya dealership.

Ducati Superleggera V4 launched in Malaysia

The only one at the event in Petaling Jaya (pix) was the first-ever Superleggera V4 delivered to its owner, who, at the moment, is the only person in Malaysia to own the incredible Italian machine.

Along with his latest acquisition, he also owns a Panigale V4 R, 1199 Panigale V4 S and is an avid motorcycle enthusiast.

Ducati Superleggera V4 launched in Malaysia

The Superleggera V4 is the world's only street-legal motorcycle with the entire load-bearing structure of the chassis (frame, subframe, swingarm and wheels) made from composite material, achieving a 6.7kg reduction in weight.

Ducati Superleggera V4 launched in Malaysia

To ensure the highest quality and safety standards, these components were tested using the most sophisticated techniques borrowed from the aerospace industry, such as thermography, ultrasound inspections and tomography.

Ducati Superleggera V4 launched in Malaysia

Thanks to an extensive use of carbon fibre, titanium and parts machined from solid aluminium components, the Superleggera V4 has a dry weight of just 159kg, 16kg less than the Panigale V4, resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of 1.41hp/kg (a record-breaking figure for a road legal sports bike).

Ducati Superleggera V4 launched in Malaysia

Mounting the Racing kit modifies the bike to its track configuration, boosting power to 234hp while also dropping the weight to 152.2kg and thereby raising the power/weight ratio to 1.54hp/kg.

Ducati Superleggera V4 launched in Malaysia

Other equipment unique to the Superleggera V4 include a lightened Ohlins suspension system with pressurised fork and a Brembo braking system with Stylema R callipers.

Ducati Superleggera V4 launched in Malaysia

These chassis components are united with the latest generation electronics package that includes EVO 2 strategies for the DTC and DQS up/down.

Ducati Superleggera V4 launched in Malaysia

The exclusivity of the materials and technical solutions is reflected in the limited number of bikes which will ever be produced - just 500 units, all individually numbered and provided with a certificate of authenticity.

The bike ID number (210/500), which matches the VIN, is displayed on the frame, fork yoke and ignition key.

Ducati Superleggera V4 launched in Malaysia

Available only on the Superleggera V4 is also a special engine calibration for the Akrapovic racing exhaust.

This gives riders access to a RaceGP display mode intended exclusively for track use which is a direct offshoot of the instrument panel on the Desmosedici GP20.

Ducati Superleggera V4 launched in Malaysia

With the Superleggera V4, Ducati pushes the limits further than ever. The technical expertise and knowledge developed and continuously evolved in MotoGP is made available to enthusiasts of engineering and performance on two wheels.

Ducati stated that the Superleggera V4 is “one of the most exclusive” motorcycles in the world, with only 500 units being produced. Redefining the definition of the term “superbike”, it offers unmatched technology in a limited edition targeting the true connoisseur.

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