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Ducati is the first and so far only manufacturer to truly bring MotoGP to the street. This was done with the release of the Ducati Desmosedici RR. First announced in 2004, the Desmosedici was launched to the public in 2006 at the Italian MotoGP race in Mugello, Italy. The two-wheeled world was put into a frenzy when the boys from Bologna revealed the road-legal version of their 990cc MotoGP bike that any average Joe could buy – with enough money that is.
A true MotoGP replica, the Ducati Desmosedici delivers Grand Prix power to regular riders - if you can call someone with $70K to spend on a bike regular!
Previous Ducati 999R owners were given first rights to purchase the limited edition Desmosedici, 1500 of which that were slated to be produced. It was then put up for sale online to fill the rest of the orders. Production began in 2007, with the first consumers taking delivery in January of ’08. It is reported that the first unit to come to the United States went to none other than famous actor and bike nut Tom Cruise.
Featuring 200 horsepower at the crank and a liquid-cooled V-Four engine, everything about the Ducati Desmosedici oozes beauty and exclusivity. Including the price tag. When first launched it sold for $72,500, which has throughout production rose slightly due to the declining value of the American dollar. Other trick parts include a cassette-type 6-speed gearbox, full carbon fiber bodywork, magnesium wheels and Ohlins GP-spec gas-charged suspension. Dry weight comes in at a claimed 377 lbs and the Desmosedici was available in all red as well at a race-replica red/white color scheme.
Recently plenty of rumors have floated around about the Desmosedici, including that Ducati still has some they are trying to sell. Throughout production Ducati continually increased the number being made as more and more orders came in but with the recent global economic downtown, sources say there are still a few to be had. Either way, there’s no doubt the Ducati Desmosedici RR exemplifies the ultimate sportbike, the likes of which the world may never see again.
Ducati Desmosedici Motorcycle Reviews
Ducati Desmosedici RR Review
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Jump on as our editors test ride the first true MotoGP replica, the Ducati Desmosedici RR. Next stop will be rehab for their new found addiction.
2008 Ducati Desmosedici First Ride
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
We get by with a little help from our friends at MCN, who tested the performance claims of Ducati's lust-worthy MotoGP replica - the Desmosedici.
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Ducati Desmosedici GP12 MotoGP First Look
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Ducati unveils its 2012 Desmosedici GP12 race bike that it will contest the MotoGP World Championship.
Ducati Desmosedici GP11 MotoGP First Look
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Ducati officially unveiled its race bikes that it will compete with in the 2011 MotoGP World Championship with riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden at the Wrooom ski/press meeting in Italy.
Ducati’s Carbon Fiber Desmosedici Frame
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The light, rigid Desmosedici GP9 monocoque carbon fiber frame is designed to make the engine the central element to which the main frame, rear sub-frame and rear suspension system are connected.
Interview with Ducati's Federico Minoli
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
At Laguna Seca MCUSA got an opportunity to hobnob at the Desmosedici RR intro where we chatted with Ducati head honcho, Federico Minoli about the exclusive machine.
Ducati Desmosedici News
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Monday, March 12, 2012
Ducati offers rare GP10 and GP11 machines at RM's highly anticipated Monaco sale.
NCR Introduces Millona M16 MotoGP Sportbike
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Bologna, Italy based motorcycle tuner NCR has announced that it will be offering an ultra-exclusive sportbike named the Millona 16 or M16 for short.
Ducati Desmosedici RR Featured at G8 Summit
Thursday, July 09, 2009
A Ducati Desmosedici RR with a special livery will be showcased at the G8 summit in honor of Italy's Abruzzo region that was hit hard by an earthquake earlier this year.
Ducati UK Hosts Desmosedici Track Day
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Donington Park will reverberate with the sound of Desmosedici RRs as the Derbyshire circuit hosts the World’s first Desmosedici only track day on Tuesday 30th June.
More Ducati Desmosedici RR Available
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The ultra-posh Desmosedici RR Grand Prix replica racer is still available, with Ducati announcing a limited amount of the 1500 run are up for grabs.
Ducati / Toyota Make Tundra Transporter
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Ducati North America and Toyota unveiled the ultimate transporter for track day enthusiasts, the 2009 Tundra Ducati Desmosedici.
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