by Project 1408 – Development of the new Superbike Ducati 1299 Superleggera 2017-2018


Bologna Ducati factory is working on a secret project ” by Project 1408 “, for which made minisite.

On the site there is no interesting information about the project, as there is no access without a password, which are only a select few customers, and that – the information is very limited.
We only know that the work is carried out on the carbon-fiber bike.
According to rumors, the Italians are developing a new Ducati on the basis of the Superleggera Ducati 1299 Panigale.

We are not talking about a simple Superbike Ducati 2017-2018 Superleggera with 1299 cc engine, since we are talking about the development of carbon fiber chassis.
In fact it turns out that magnesium components Ducati 1199 Superleggera will be replaced with carbon fiber, which is a direct allusion to the MotoGP Ducati project of previous years, when the Italians were experimenting with carbon fiber chassis, before you change the focus to the aluminum frame.

New Ducati 1299 the Superleggera, will likely have a carbon fiber steering column, air box and swingarm.
Öhlins suspension with electronically controlled latest electronics, wheels BST – all this is obvious.
What will be the exhaust, it is difficult to tell, but rumors hint at the design Ducati WSBK, ie mufflers under the seat.
The engine, according to rumors, will be close to the motor superbike, that is, you can count on 220 hp

Intriguing.
The premiere will take place at motovystavke EICMA 2016-2017 in Milan.

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Project 1408 - Development of the new Superbike Ducati 1299 Superleggera 2017
Project 1408 - Development of the new Superbike Ducati 1299 Superleggera 2017
Project 1408 - Development of the new Superbike Ducati 1299 Superleggera 2017