The 1993 Ducati Superlight is a rare sight on American roads, partly because their assembly process is largely done by hand, but also because only a total of 300 were imported to the United States.
As unique as the Superlight is, the components that are used in its construction are not all that exotic -- at least for Ducati. Based on the 900SS SP model, the Superlight is first dressed in a coat of Fly Yellow paint -- a radical departure from the traditional Ducati red. Complementing the sporting paint treatment is a solo seat, which dispels any notions of two-up riding.
In the hardware department, the Superlight has a stock 904-cc V-twin decked out in carbon-fiber regalia. Almost every non-structural cover on the engine has been replaced with a carbon fiber version. Even the upswept exhaust canisters are formed in carbon fiber to trim every ounce from the Superlight's fighting weight, which comes in at a feathery 390 pounds.
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