NCR Leggera 1200 Special

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NCR Leggera 1200 Special

Postby Billy Ho » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:27 am

Did anyone catch a peek of this in the new cycle world?

pretty sweet, 295# :eek
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Postby Billy Ho » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:51 am

I dont understand why noone has bought one of these yet, they are only $140k
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Postby smileyman » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:56 pm

If it says NCR its good AND expensive...I think I would opt for a plain jane Desmodici or Aprilia RSV4 Factory WSBK rep for half that.
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Postby Secondz Away » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:01 pm

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So when we rolled this $140,000 "customized" NCR Leggera 1200 Special (which once, in a land far away, used to be a Ducati Hypermotard) onto the CW scales with NCR principal Joe Ippoliti looking on, it came as a surprise only to us that the street-legal machine registered a feathery 295 pounds! The dry weight for the already ridiculously waiflike standard Leggera 1200 reads 347 lb. on the specification sheet. Considering that latter figure is 73 lb. less than our last Ducati Hypermotard S test unit, it's almost inconceivable how NCR pared another 52 lb. from the machine you see here.

Ippoliti describes the necessary efforts to reduce this Leggera 1200-based machine to the absolute limit of lightness: "The major difference is that every single bracket, every holder and every bolt on this Leggera is titanium, including the shock-mount bolts. The swingarm is constructed from machined billet, sheet and gussets in Grade 9 titanium [alloyed with 3 percent aluminum and 2.5 percent vanadium]. The swingarm alone required 23 jigs to assemble and then weld together and is very difficult to work with due to the material's hardness."
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Postby smileyman » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:10 pm

As a side benefit, after you wad it and yourself into a pretzel on hwy 123 your orthopedic surgeon can actually use pieces of your bike to plate and screw your injuries back to health..
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Postby Jon » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:51 pm

smileyman wrote:As a side benefit, after you wad it and yourself into a pretzel on hwy 123 your orthopedic surgeon can actually use pieces of your bike to plate and screw your injuries back to health..


A Couple weeks in the hospital cost as much as the bike. Which sounds like more fun? Maybe the doc will give you a discount for bringing your own "replacement parts".
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Postby Kru_zer » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:15 pm

smileyman wrote:As a side benefit, after you wad it and yourself into a pretzel on hwy 123 your orthopedic surgeon can actually use pieces of your bike to plate and screw your injuries back to health..



Now that's funny!!!!! :biglol
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Postby Billy Ho » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:02 am

lol, so how many of you guys have sportbike parts installed?
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Postby smileyman » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:15 pm

Check out the 'titanium ' thread. There's been a whole lot of that going around! LOL!
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