The boys down under at Australian Ducati tuner shop, Vee Two, seem to really like superchargers. They are the shop responsible for engineering the V-Rod supercharger kit marketed by Vance and Hines, which turns the V-Rod into a real 160 horsepower Jekyll and Hyde monster bike. Very nice, but being a Ducati shop, after all, they turned their attention to the Ducati 999 and what they produced is a little something you can use to go hunting for ZX14s and Desmosedici RRs.
The new Desmosedici RR, with the proper computer chip and everything will reportedly put out 200 horsepower. The new Super Squalo, a Ducati 999 with a Sprintex supercharger will do the same thing. The Super Squalo however costs a fair bit less at $46,000. It has a stock Ducati frame except for a custom swingarm and, with carbon fiber bodywork, weighs less than the stock 999. It also has a more upright riding position and an electrically adjustable windscreen plus rear vision camera to keep an eye behind while taking advantage of the 200 horsepower Ducati twin.
Vee Two is owned by Australian Auto Components which also owns Sprintex so the combination is a natural. The Super Squalo will be built in a limited edition of only 99 total motorcycles, so if this looks like something your garage needs, you can go online and get your deposit in now. The Super Squalo will be on hand at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
I can’t wait to see what these guys turn their attention to next. Do you really need a Ducati 999 with 200 horsepower? Nope. Do you WANT a Ducati with 200 horsepower, you betcha!
The Kneeslider: Vance and Hines V-Rod Supercharger