As we look back in hindsight, the Ducati 1199 Superleggera has to be one of the more compelling bikes to come out of 2013. A motorcycle built with the unilateral approach of making the lightest sport bike possible, the Superleggera doesn’t disappoint from a technical point of view.

However, judging from some of the reactions of its debut, some readers would have liked to see Ducati stray away from the Corse inspired livery, which had already been featured on the Ducati Desmosedici RR — Ducati’s previous halo bike.

We understand that sentiment, after all not everyone is into the more-orange-than-red “Flouro Rosso” paint job that Ducati’s racing machines now wear in the premier class. That is where the┬áDucati 1199 Superleggera Tricolore Nero by Tessoart comes into play.

A continuation of the Tricolore Nero paint job for the Panigale, which we showed earlier this year, Tessoart shows us that maybe Ducati made a mistake in its color choices for the “super light” Panigale. After all black is supposed to be slimming, right?

Tessoart says that the livery was made for a friend, who is a soon-to-be owner of a Ducati 1199 Superleggera. The lucky bastard said he wanted the black livery to fit in with the factory Corse paint job, keeping an OEM look to the custom paint job. We think he nailed. What do you think? Thanks for the tip Bear!

Source: Tessoart

  • jkedsnake

    Like it!

  • damn

    2nd. its yet again ugly as my grandmothers butt.
    diff paintings, massive money for a bike that cant perform better then stock

  • smiler

    Damn, why do you bother commenting. Never anything interesting, positive or informative.

    Prefer the original Ducati colours on this. It looks too dark. the 1199 Tricolore negro they did looked better. But good to see some different colours anyway.

  • JohnMc

    I’ll be in my bunk…

  • BBQdog

    Problem with those tricolore versions is that the straight lines of the paint often ruin the natural beauty lines of the motorcycle.

  • Norm G.

    slow news day.

  • Ian John

    oh i can dig that paint job. Love it.

    Side note – i was only considering the other day, the 899.
    have an S1000rr at the moment and considering the downsize, i dont do the fast stuff with the boys like i used too (kids / work).
    When i was doing the net research, i noticed a comment by a guy saying the 1199 cost $2k for the major service.
    Apparently near a complete take down of the bike, 10 hours + in labour.
    i rang my local rip off Ducati dealer and i was advised that it was $1700 AUD ($1517 US).

    i guess if you can afford the bike, you can afford the over heads. I wonder how man Panigales will be for sale with 23000km’s (14291 miles).
    sorry to get off topic gents.

  • TexusTim

    I like it ! looks sleek and fast. Surprised ? and I didn’t misspell either…bawawawawawahah

  • MikeD

    I like it better than the stock job. MUCH BETTER.

    I still HATE the very light yet UGLY wheels.


    Dude, THAT’S HORRIBLE ! But like you said, if you can afford it then “probably” you can pay for the timely and expensive maintenance schedule.

  • Norm G.

    re: “i guess if you can afford the bike, you can afford the over heads.”

    pay to play.

    I dunno if the price/labor time is really that much, but just remember, there’s nothing that says to enjoy motorcycling you HAVE to run out and buy fancy Italian made kit…? (think Ferrari) one can always CHOOSE to buy something lesser. like something made in Japan, Korea, or Taiwan…? and then keep company with those folk as is the trend. just an FYI for those who’ve forgotten…? or have yet to come to this realization.

    re: “i rang my local rip off Ducati dealer”

    call them back and ask them how much they spent last month on payroll, rent, electricity, and insurance.

  • L2C

    Funny… Yesterday I thought this new design didn’t come off so well. This morning, however, it looks great! A fresh perspective for a fresh perspective.

  • Gary

    Very tasteful. (though the 1199’s a tad cheesey in itself)

  • Richard Gozinya

    Looks good. Though I think Moto Guzzi did the Tricolore thing better, such as when they did it with the V11 Coppa Italia.