Ducati Superleggera V4 number one has been delivered to a lucky Ducati customer. Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali personally handed the bike over, at Ducati headquarters in Borgo Panigale.
Superleggera V4 perfection
With its carbon fibre frame, wheels, swingarm and Moto GP-Esq wings, the Superleggera is limited to just 500, £90,000 units.
Bike number 001 has been delivered to Belgian Ducati collector Filip Van Schil. His latest purchase adds to his collection of 9 other Ducati models. Ducati invited Filip to the factory for a tour of the production lines, meeting the skilled engine builder who crafted the heart of his V4 Superleggera.
Buying an unbuyable experience!
In addition to the tour, Filip will try the Panigale V4R World Superbike around the infamous Mugello track.
“When I received the call and the official invitation to come to Borgo Panigale to collect my Superleggera V4, the number 001 of 500, although I have always been a Ducatista, my legs trembled with emotion,” said Filip Van Schil. “A welcome like this, even though I was the first to call and order the bike, is something unimaginable. Receiving it directly in the company and touching the passion of the people who work in Borgo Panigale is an experience that I will always remember. Days like this are what make Ducati unique and different from all the other motorcycle manufacturers.”
The ultimate bike handover!
This unique package was handed over by Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali. Claudio has been riding the Superleggera on track, putting it through its paces.
“Today is a special day. Experiencing on the track in the morning the incredible emotions that a Superleggera V4 can give at Mugello, and then handing over the keys of the 001/500 motorcycle to the first customer in the afternoon makes this day truly magical! Being able to meet and see the passion of our customers in person is always very exciting, and even more so is making them proud and allowing their dreams to come true,” said Claudio Domenicali. “The Superleggera V4 is the only motorcycle in the world approved for road use with a carbon fibre frame, subframe, swingarm and rims. It is a mix of mechanical engineering, technique and “made in Italy” design that amazes for its performance, style and attention to detail. I am really proud of the work done by all the technicians and engineers of Borgo Panigale, they have created an engineering masterpiece that fully embodies the fundamental values of our brand: Style, Sophistication, Performance and Trust. Today another star of the Ducati firmament was born, dedicated to our most passionate customers, and to collectors and connoisseurs.”
Desmo at Mugello!
Ducati is also offering 30 Superleggera V4 owners the chance to upgrade the Superbike Experience to the Moto GP version. This swaps the V4SBK to a Moto GP Desmosedici GP, around Mugello.