Ducati's most powerful production motorcycle unveiled!

After various speculations and spy shots of the Ducati Panigale Superleggera V4 doing rounds on the internet, the Italian brand has now officially unveiled this ultra-exclusive motorcycle. Notably, it is the most powerful production Ducati ever built at its Borgo Panigale factory in Italy.

In essence, the Superleggera is the higher-spec version of the Panigale V4 R model. Talking about its astounding performance numbers, this hooligan makes 224bhp from its 998cc, V4, Desmosedici Stradale motor. With the fitment of the race kit comprising of track-specific Akrapovic exhaust, the power can be further bumped up to 234bhp!

Besides the insane performance, the Superleggera's 152kgs dry weight means it has an incredible power-to-weight ratio as well. Contributing to this weight saving is extensive use of carbon-fibre, magnesium, aluminum and titanium components. Notably, the swingarm, frame and fairing of the motorcycle are fully carbon-fibre. 

The fairing also sports a pair of carbon-fibre bi-plane winglets which lend it much more downforce as compared to the V4 R and V4 S versions of the Panigale.

Ducati has also loaded the Superleggera with electronic gizmos to the brim. It gets a six-axis IMU set up which facilitates cornering ABS, traction control, launch control, slide control, wheelie control, up and down quickshifter and engine braking control. Furthermore, it comes with three pre-set and five customisable riding modes. 

Completing the highly premium package are top-spec Ohlin suspension and Brembo brakes with Stylema calipers. As we said, the Panigale V4 Superleggera is ultra-exclusive as Ducati will produce only 500 units with each costing £85,000. Deliveries of the sportsbike will commence by June this year.