Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
In 2014, Ducati took its already-impressive Panigale 1199 and decided to get a little crazy. The name of Superleggera, Italian for Superlight, summarizes the concept simply enough – more power and less weight.
The Panigale was no porker at 367 pounds dry, but Ducati bestowed the Superleggera with a magnesium frame, forged magnesium wheels, carbon fiber rear subframe, carbon fiber bodywork, full titanium exhaust, titanium bolts/fasteners, and a lithium-ion battery. They even shaved weight in the engine with titanium exhaust valves to complement the titanium connecting rods and intake valves already present on the base bike. Thanks to all of these changes, the Superleggera weighed just 341.7 pounds dry (390.2 pounds wet)!
In addition to the titanium exhaust valves, the Superquadro motor in the Superleggero had two-ring pistons, a new piston crown, and a lighter crankshaft. This meant a peak power output of over 200 horsepower, and that gave the Superleggera the crown of best power-to-weight ratio of any production motorcycle when it was built.
Brembo was tasked with the brakes – M50 Monoblocks with a 19.21 MCS radial master cylinder – while Ohlins handled the suspension: FL916 forks and a TTX36 shock (with titanium spring for less weight, of course).
The Superleggera also came with a Race Kit, which includes a titanium Akrapovic exhaust, taller race windscreen, dust cover, front and rear stands, mirror fill-in caps, and block-off plates for the license plate and sidestand. Slapping on all those parts yields 5 more horsepower and a further weight savings of 5.5 pounds – down to 336.2 dry.
The seller is the original owner – he purchased it from Marin Speed Shop on January 21, 2016 and has had the annual maintenance done from new. During the last service, the fork oil was replaced. Extras include a clear clutch cover and frame sliders – all original parts are boxed up and will be included in the sale. The seller has a bill of sale reflecting the odometer reading when he purchased it with 2 miles, and he has a copy of the Certificate of Origin as well. This machine is located in Del Mar, California and is offered on a clean California title with registration through June 2020.
Service History (all maintenance done by Moto Forza in Escondido, California):
– 6/18/16: break-in service at 950 miles
– 8/2/17: annual service at 1,209 miles
– 6/12/18: oil change and new mirrors. “I was running the blank off plates and one of the mirrors broke in storage and I replaced it and had to buy a set.”
– unspecified 2018: “I also had the bike serviced in 2018 but can’t find the receipt. I’m going to contact Moto Forza and see if they have it in their records for me.”
– 3/23/19: annual service at 1,604 miles. “This service included an oil change, replacement OEM tall windscreen (mine was broken with the aforementioned mirror in storage) and install, installation of radiator and oil cooler guard, Sato engine sliders, front and rear axle sliders, Ducabike clutch cover, clutch and pressure plate (OEM clutch parts are boxed up and included as well, obviously), instrument cluster screen protector installed, brake system flushed, coolant replaced, and the fork fluid was replaced as per the 5 year service recommendation. They also installed a Rizoma quick fill gas cap.”
The only cosmetic flaw is a set of two 2mm blemishes on the windscreen where a mirror stalk accidentally contacted the taller OEM screen. “When the tall screen is mounted you aren’t supposed to have mirrors on it, so the mirrors cannot be folded in without making contact with the screen. I found that out the hard way.” Otherwise, it’s just about perfect: “It looks exactly as you would imagine a motorcycle stored, covered, in the living room should look.”
The bike is also equipped with a RPM One extended warranty (84 months) that was purchased with the bike in 2016. Per the RPM One website, the warranty is transferable for a small fee.
The seller is letting this go as he doesn’t ride it any more and he believe it deserves to be ridden. “I’m never going to track it and it’s way too much bike in the street so I’d like to see it in someone’s hands who will really enjoy it and use it (whether it’s on a racetrack or in the living room). I just want someone to have pride of ownership in it and someone that gets a kick out of it every time they see it and ride it.” Will that be you?