If you were one of the early birds to put a deposit down on the Ducati 1199 Superleggera, chances are that your $60,000 worth of titanium and magnesium, dripping in carbon fiber we might add, is sitting at your local Ducati dealer right this very second. We don’t know how you’re maintaining your composure under these circumstances…just breathe.

And soon, we all will be reading all about the Superleggera’s stellar attributes, as the chosen few of motorcycling’s journalistic ranks are headed to Mugello to put Claudio Domenicali’s homage to engineering through its paces. That’s not in our cards just yet, so we will have to keep ourselves warm at night with some cold hard numbers. Dyno graph numbers.

The good folks at RSRacecraft have stuck a Ducati 1199 Superleggera on the shop’s Dynojet 250i chassis dyno, breaking in a Moto Corsa customer’s machine at their request, and the impressive results are above.

Known for having a well-adjusted dyno rig, the graph above shows the Akrapovic-equipped Superleggera making 192.98 rear-wheel horsepower, with an whopping 93.97 lbs•ft of v-twin torque. Ducati claimed 200hp+ at the crank for the Superleggera, so these rear-wheel figures seem about right. Schwing!

Source: RSRacecraft

  • Mtech

    Pretty impressive numbers. Anyone have the dyno charts for a D16RR for comparison?

  • Doug

    For $60k it should also have 4 wheels and a Porsche emblem on it. For the folks who spent that much for one, hopefully it doesn’t have a plastic tank.

  • Charles

    Doug the regular 1199s don’t even have plastic tanks…

    Plus there’s nothing in the Porsche lineup that would come close to outperforming a base 1199 let alone a Superleggera for 70k or less.

  • Rob
  • Lewis Dawson

    A rather bizarre comment about 4 wheels and Porsche emblems. If *that* is what you like, Doug, then buy it. But why assume motorcycle riders secretly want cars instead? I think there must be Porsche websites out there. Maybe you should Google it.

  • 92GTA

    Doug, you’re a moron. Even a Porsche 918 can barely just manage to hit the same 0-60 in 2.5sec as the 899 Panigale. Additionally, if you bought an 1199R and tried to build it into an SL, it would still cost more than the SL sells for. The SL is an outstanding value all things considered.

  • james

    V not L…hmmm…

  • Bob

    Don’t feed the car trolls.

  • David

    Yeah but will it be able to outperform the new ‘potent’ Yamaha 250 that’s coming out!?

    Okay…sorry…I couldn’t resist. lol

    What an amazing bike for those with the money to spend.

    I’m jealous.

  • Rode my buddies Superlaggera this past weekend and it was pretty impressive. Lots of power but smooth and linear especially compared to my Desmo. Great bike well worth the $$ if you have it..

  • The other Bob

    So the “good folks” at RSRacecraft put a customer’s brand new $60k not-broken-in-yet SL on the dyno? I’m sure the customer would love to know that. (rolls eyes)

  • Let’s see another bike to compare to on the same dyne, same conditions… a single bike means nothing numbers-wise. I’d venture a guess the BMW S1000RR puts a similar figure on the same dyno?

  • Ian john

    That “crater” in the torque curve, what does that?
    I’d assume the aggressive spool of the motor you wouldn’t notice it.
    I just hope the well heeled that purchase ride the tits off these things so us commoner can enjoy the eye and ear porn, not 2 mile garage ornaments……

  • Gonzo


    my thoughts exactly! If I believe BMW, then this thing is only a couple horses up on my $16K S1000RR.
    So my question then is, what’s it weigh?

  • JoeD

    The only numbers to rely on are measured at the crank. Torque multiplication through the primary and secondary transmissions alter the real data. Sure, power at the rear wheel is what is measured and would normalize disparities between models but it still does not measure true engine output. If I’m wrong, school me.

  • Leon

    The S100RR would not approach the HP of the SL. I bet these are with the standard cans. Once they put on the race cans, the dyno would read well over 200hp. Redline motorsports in VA dyno’ed a customer SL and it put out 193hp as well. And the SL weighs 366 with no fuel. Here is a link if you want more info: http://ducati1199.com/ducati-1199/17904-superleggeras-here.html

  • GAC

    That’s it? Really?

  • irksome

    At $60K, probably not so much maintaining their composure as trying to get the best price for mom’s silverware and for their soul.

  • Desslok

    Reading comp is not “The other Bob’s” strong suit.

    “breaking in a Moto Corsa customer’s machine at their request”

  • Doctor Jelly

    @Ian john

    The dip in power can be attributed to any nomber of things (digital aspects like fuel and spark tuning to meet emissions, or hardware aspects like cam timing and exhaust length for power) or a combination of many of them. It’s reletively common on most bikes to have a spot in your power where it drops. The more you try to tune for top end power (as the Superleggera is), typically the more dip or power loss on the bottom end you get, and vice versa.

  • Desslok to be fair, I got some more info yesterday, and added that in to quash any ideas. Sorry for not mentioning in it in the comments earlier. It’s been a hectic week on the road.

  • FafPak

    | V not L…hmmm…

    It IS a L…a 90 degree V-Twin is coined a L-Twin in Ducatista speech.