A friend of mine bought a Superleggera and I was given the task of breaking it in. I realize very few people will get to ride one of these so I'm enjoying every mile I put on it. This bike is so light and agile feeling it reminded me of how heavy and dated my RC actually is. I can't say nothing about the power yet as I have to keep it under 6k during break in and the 1199's don't have low end grunt. The sound is incredible it pops and crackles on declaration it really makes people look. When you shift gears it pops through the exhaust when you pull up on the quick shifter I'll time it out if there's a car coming the other way so it will echo off the car as it goes by. It should be done with the break in this weekend and ready for its full potential.
It would take a pretty good rider on a RC51 to hunt this Duck.
Sub, ill-handling is one thing the RC isn't. I find it to be very stable If it wasn't I'd be selling mine tomorrow. I do 2~3 trackday's a month and it hasn't thrown me on the ground yet. I feel very comfortable on my RC I know just about every newer bike out there is a better choice but untill I feel my abilities supersede it's capabilities or I hit the lottery I'll be sticking with the RC51.
I like the looks of the 1098 tricolore best. My RC is use to being around Ducati's here's a picture of it with it's trailer mates. Both Ducati's have race bodywork on them painted by me some day I'll get around to giving my RC a proper paint job. It has some crashed bodywork I bought did a quick fix to it and just bolted on as a temporary thing thats lasted two years now.
The Superleggera will be going on our New York trip next weekend if we can get it broke in and first service by Wednesday evening. This Superleggera will not be just sitting in a collection it will be getting a chance to do what it was built for.