The Superleggera V4 project is the most advanced bike that Ducati has ever put into production. Each screw, each component, is weighed and controlled to allow the best weight / power ratio. And the aesthetic details are no exception, for which the usual stylistic licenses cannot obviously be taken.
“If the task of an industrial designer is to bring out the beauty of technology, with the Superleggera V4 the task is elevated to the nth power. While on less extreme bikes we can afford some aesthetic discounts of engineering rigour, here we can’t. Not one. With the Superleggera V4 project there’s no room for 5 extra grams for adhesive and 200 grams for the special paint job. There’s not a single detail, not even an aesthetic one, that can alter performance. For all intents and purposes it was developed as a racing motorcycle.
And in this sense it is a very challenging project to work on because the designer must be very careful when making any changes, acting very discreetly yet decisively, being attentive to every detail so that the Ducati signature is unequivocally evident”.