Matt LeBlanc to Ride a Ducati 1299 Superleggera in Top Gear Series 24

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Joey… okay, Matt LeBlanc will be seen riding a Ducati 1299 Superleggera on Top Gear Series 24. Now motorcycles are a rare sight on the British motoring television series and the Superleggera is indeed a special Ducati. Speaking to the folks at CarScoops ahead of the latest series, LeBlanc said that the 24th season will feature, “the Bugatti Chiron, even a Ducatti 1299 Superleggera, a spectacular bike I rode to LeMans.”

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Other exotics that’d be seen on the show along with Bugatti Chiron and the 1299 Superleggera include the Ferrari FXX K, the Ford GT, the Aston Martin DB11, the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, and the eight-wheeled Shaman.

In case you missed our previous reports, the Superleggera, which literally translates to Super Light, is the first ever factory bike to be equipped with a carbon fibre frame, swingarm, subframe and wheels. It’s super lightweight, it’s frighteningly powerful and stunningly beautiful. The fairing – also made of carbon fibre – is another key element which gives the motorcycle such light weight, tipping the scale at 156 kg (dry) and 167 kg (kerb).

Don’t Miss – EICMA 2016 : Limited Edition 2017 Ducati 1299 Superleggera packs some serious fire power

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The 1299 Superleggera also gets the highest-performing version of the Superquadro. Thanks to its 215 hp, the desmodromic engine on the 1299 Superleggera is the most powerful factory twin-cylinder ever built. It should be a special episode! While you wait for that, check out the teaser video of Series 24 below.

(PS: Someone took away food from Joey!)

Check out the complete interview with CarScoops here

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