The mighty carbon-fibre laden Ducati Superleggera V4 was the reason behind why several motorcycle enthusiasts were caught drooling in February this year, the month when the 159kg, 224bhp Italian motorbike was unveiled. Limited to only 500 units, deliveries of the Superleggera V4 were scheduled to commence in June. And it seems they remain unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ducati suspended operations at its Borgo Panigale factory in Italy because of the spread of the coronavirus. Since the manufacturing facility inoperative, it was a clear sign that the production and hence the deliveries of the Ducati Superleggera V4 would be delayed. However, that’s not the case.
Week 3 after restart is almost finished. Dreams are now becoming real: this is last pre production Superleggera ready to move to Nardo for final quality check. No other road homolgated bike is even close: 224 HP for 159 Kg dry weight. A real dream for any passionate biker! pic.twitter.com/dxbIoMWKU9
— Claudio Domenicali (@domenicaliC) May 15, 2020
After more than a month of temporary shut down, Ducati resumed production at its Borgo Panigale factory on Monday, 27 April. The Italian brand has revised its entire operations in compliance with the regulatory protocol for measures to combat and contain the spread of the COVID-19.
Also, Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali tweeted a picture of the pre-production model of the Superleggera V4 before the motorcycle was sent for some final testing at Nardo, a 12.6 km long test track where the company tests all its motorcycles. Replying to a UK dealer’s comment, Domenicali said that the Superleggera V4 will enter production on 21 May. This means that as we speak, the limited-edition bike is being manufactured in Italy and Ducati should be able to meet the delivery deadlines.