1299 Superleggera “Base Meccanica” is a showcase of cutting-edge technology, exotic materials, skilled craftsmanship, exacting production methods, design and creativity. The “Base meccanica” epitomises 1299 Superleggera's direct ties with competition motorcycles, and proudly displays the lightweight structure and powerful heart of the most advanced street-legal production motorcycle ever to exit Borgo Panigale.
Much in the same was as a grand complication watch is a timepiece that exceeds the simple display of hours and minutes, so “Base meccanica” is beyond a simple rolling chassis. The most powerful street-legal twin-cylinder engine ever is encased within a masterpiece of engineering that is the full-carbon fibre chassis.
The single-minded obsession of Ducati engineers when setting-out to create the most advanced high-performance motorcycle was to have an astonishing power-to-weight ratio. The extreme lightness is evident in every detail of “Base meccanica”, while the Superquadro engine reaches unprecedented levels of performance. Extreme performance and razor-sharp handling exude from every angle.
The creation of 1299 Superleggera is the extreme test of Ducati expertise and skill. Production methods, testing procedures and quality control techniques used in Aerospace and in applications that require the utmost precision and quality are extensively employed. “Base meccanica” exemplifies this state-of-the-art know-how in an object that is a marvel of technology.