Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum banner

Superlight --> Ultraleggera

10481 Views 46 Replies 24 Participants Last post by  chris-lux
I've just finished the mods on my SL4 today and putted it on the scale.

Result:159 kgs (350 lbs) with 4 ltrs of fuel, road legal with lights, mirrors etc...

Hmm...what do you think about it?
1 - 16 of 47 Posts
Got a pic on my iphone. I'll put it here in the topic as soon as possible. Sorry but i'm a complete computer idiot ;)

So, here's the pic, hanging on the scale. Vehicle Motor vehicle Motorcycle Car Automotive tire

Thanks a lot hunde. Very easy with that app :)

Sent from my iPhone using MO Free
See less See more
No magnesium engine covers yet... but you see a monster 1100 engine :)

Sent from my iPhone using MO Free
Ultraleggera means "Ultralight" ;)

So, lets have a closer look to the mods:

- BST Carbon fibre wheels
- Complete bodywork incl. fuel tank made of Carbon fibre
- M1100 engine with lightened gears, flywheel and some other stuff
- Lighter battery (A123 cells)
- Cable Clutch Conversion
- Öhlins front fork of the 999R
- Öhlins rear shock
- Front brakes of the 1098
- some other small parts made of Carbon, Titanium or Ergal.

The 1100 engine is lighter than the stock 900 one.

As you see there is a lot more weight to save...no magnesium engine covers, no carbon brake discs, no aluminum clutch yet, etc....

Other pictures will follow as soon as possible.
See less See more
Thanks a lot guys. I really appreciate that you love my result.

The bike is not completely ready. There are still stock headers and these heavy BOS mufflers mounted as long as the 50mm Termignoni headers and Termi CF cans are welded correctly to fit the Duc perfectly.
I'm sure 320 lbs would be possible with the stock lights and mirrors. Everything under the "magical limit" of the 320 would be verrrrrry expensive.

So i'm keeping my eyes and wallet open to see which items i'll find during the winter break.


Sent from my iPhone using MO Free
My major parts suppliers where ebay for some small rare parts and for the bodyparts i bought a complete SL with the carbon bodywork, keeped the parts i needed and sold the rest of the bike.
The €/kg price, honestly i'm afraid of calculating it ;)

Here are some other pics: Tire Alloy wheel Wheel Automotive tire Auto part
Land vehicle Vehicle Tire Motor vehicle Spoke
Motor vehicle Helmet Personal protective equipment Vehicle Yellow
Tire Alloy wheel Wheel Automotive tire Spoke

Sent from my iPhone using MO Free
See less See more
I"try to post some pics of the building process.

Here's a pic from today, 5 hours ago. First testride on the streets. No problems apart some minor details and the front brakes which are agressive as hell. Can't ride like that.

Cheers m8s

Land vehicle Vehicle Motorcycle Car Motor vehicle

Sent from my iPhone using MO Free
See less See more
Hi Pablo Pirate: Pads are stock brembo ones as well as all the front brake. All the brake is stock 1098. Maybe i have to switch to another radial master cylinder to get the brake a bit more smooth.

@LeoLegend: Yes, a lightweight battery is the first thing i bought ;) i bought LiFePo

@rz33v4: I know that i'm not the first and only one on this blue planet who has a lightweight SS but i wanted the other SS enthousiasts to take part and maybe give some useful ideas for those who want.
Nice result with your SS.
Yeah, that's what i also thought. Never rode such an agressive brake :eek:
As Pablo already said, i'll have to try different pads at first.

The engine is equipped with DP cams and a leight flywheel, so he doesn't run very smooth anymore but i can tell that it's a completely other bike with a "modern" engine and "some" hp more
Putting the engine in is no so difficult. All the other things are more tricky, injection, airbox, ECU, etc...

Sent from my iPhone using MO Free
So, boys and girls... i'm thinking of parting out the Ultraleggera cause i have an other project in my mind.

Maybe some of you are interested in parts of the bike as they dont are easy to find.

In case of interest just send me a PM.

If i'm parting, everything will go. As i read on the DHL site, shipping to the US would be possible. I think that the shipping quote for the swing arm would be around 60-70$.

I will do a list as soon as i'm decided at 100% that i'm going to part out the bike ;)
Hi Bezza900

There are a few interests for the whole bike, what i would prefer than parting it out. As soon as i have some news, i will keep you in touch.

If someone is interested in the whole bike...please let me know.

Shipping worldwide could be arranged.

Just PM me for further information about the bike.

1 - 16 of 47 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.