Nerd’s Eye View: Ducati 1199 Superleggera


The throttle plates are elliptical in design. I am guessing to better get airflow to the two intake valves for each cylinder. Something I find interesting is the lack of clamps on the fuel lines. The three barbs apparently are sufficient. I’m guessing the lines will also be a royal pain to take off.
The ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies are made by Mikuni.
The fuel injection system is handled by Mitsubishi. I guess electronics are best left to the Japanese…
A little bit of heat shielding over the exhaust pipe coming from the front cylinder protects the two black objects above it. I believe the rectangular object made by Mahle is an oil and coolant heat exchanger; so basically the oil cooler once the engine is fully warmed up.
This is the exhaust pipe coming off the rear cylinder. It has this big loop in order to be equal length to the pipe coming off the front cylinder. The slip joint with springs is some nice race bike stuff. Also note each cylinder has its own O2 sensor.
This big cover of the rear cylinder exhaust pipe is an attempt to prevent from roasting the rider’s legs and butt. And yeah, anything that is not metal is pretty much carbon fiber. That rear subframe which the seat attaches to weighs in at less than one kilo.

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