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Motorcycle, 1299 Panigale Superleggera

This is a Motorcycle. It was manufactured by Ducati.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Robert Greenberg as part of Bob Greenberg Selects.

It is dated 2017. Its medium is carbon fiber, titanium, sand-cast magnesium, aluminum rubber compound (tires).

The Panigale Superleggera is a striking example of design's ability to bring together technology, materials science, engineering, manufacturing, and beautiful aesthetics. Built of carbon fiber and titanium, it is the most powerful production racing motorcycle ever created, and represents the ultimate expression of the two-cylinder motorcycle.

It is credited Lent by Robert M. Greenberg.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 127.8 × 205.7 × 74.4 cm (50 5/16 in. × 6 ft. 9 in. × 29 5/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Bob Greenberg Selects.

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