Sad You Missed Out On The Ducati Superleggera V4? You Should Buy This Now.
The Ducati Superleggera V4 has gotten a ton of press lately, and rightfully so. But does this actual superbike make more sense to buy?
Lets not beat around the bush, these are not budget bikes. This tier of motorcycle is reserved for those with deep pockets. Many will end up in collections, and few will be used in anger. Those that do see track use will be ridden by those with "sizable attachments. While I am probably never going to own or experience one, I am happy that they exist. Bikes like the Ducati Superleggera push the performance envelop. The down side is that the Superleggera is a road bike. There is nothing that pushes engineers and drives performance increases like competition.
Normally race vehicles do not get sold to the general public. The manufactures hold on to them. Often a full on race bike does not actually have much value as the require a team to keep going. Something an individual owner is unlikely able to support.
But something rare and interesting just hit the market. A 2019 Ducati race bike. The bike was raced for the season and then sold. Currently listed for $150,000 usd. This is $50,000 usd more then the Superleggera, but I expect dealers to make them up once they hit showrooms, or flippers to be looking to profit off of demand. That is before you take into account that every used vehicle has some room for negotiation on price.
This bike is reported to make 250hp, so a couple more then the 234 of the road bike.
If you were in the market for the unlitmate track performance tool, I can see how one would gravitate to the Superleggera. I just think there is a fairly strong argument to be made that it would be a better idea to buy this former factory race bike.
It will be rarer, faster, cooler, steeped in real history and all around more interesting.
Tried to post as many of the pictures from the listing as I could. Try not to spend hours pouring over all of the glorious details.
What do you guys think? Limited production road bike, or factory race bike? What would you rather have?