1993 Ducati Superlight


The 1993 Ducati Superlight lives up to its name, weighing in at less than 400 pounds. See more motorcycle pictures.

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.

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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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The tachometer redlines at 9000 rpm.
The tachometer redlines at 9000 rpm.

The 1993 Ducati Superlight uses a dry clutch as opposed to the wet clutch, allowing a drilled cover to be used in order to save weight.

The carbon-filter muffler reduces the weight of the Superlight.
The carbon-filter muffler reduces the weight of the Superlight.
The carbon-fiber front fender does its part to trim mass.
The carbon-fiber front fender does its part to trim mass.
So rare is the Ducati Superlight that each example is numbered.
So rare is the Ducati Superlight that each example is numbered.
A racing-style fuel cap adds a competition touch.
A racing-style fuel cap adds a competition touch.
The 904-cc Pantah V-twin uses a cogged belt to drive the camshafts.
The 904-cc Pantah V-twin uses a cogged belt to drive the camshafts.

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