Ducati Superleggera V4 vs. 1299 Superleggera Weight! | TouchUpDirect
Ducati Superleggera V4 vs. 1299 Superleggera Weight!
Today I’m taking and comparing weights for the Ducati Superleggera V4 (SL V4) and the 1299 Superleggera(1299 SL).
According to Ducati, the SL V4 with the race kit has 335 lbs dry weight.
With stock exhaust it has 350 lbs dry weight.
For the 1299 with stock exhaust the dry weight is 344 lbs.
With the race kit the weight is unknown.
- The V4 has capacity of 4.2 gallons – that translates to 26.5 lbs of gas when full.
- The 1299 has a capacity of 4.5 gallons – that translates to 28.5 lbs of gas when full.
Both bikes were weighed after driving 2.6 miles from the gas station.
Changes I’ve made to the bikes that will affect weight
I removed mirrors, turn signals, and tail section from the SL V4 it to prepare for riding at the Laguna Seca race track. When I measured before removing these components, it was 400 lbs.
The 1299 has a tail tighty, but no turn signals on the front.
Weights of Ducati Superleggera V4 vs. Ducati 1299 Superleggera
SL V4 weights between 397 and 398 lbs.
1299 SL weights 384 lbs.
Accounting for gas difference, the 1299 is about 16 lbs lighter. I expected the difference to be more because the 1299 feels like it rolls easier.
Check out my side-by-side walk-around comparison of these two bikes.