cc, L-4 cylinder
hp @ 13,500 (race exhaust)
The Ducati Desmosedici RR is a road legal superbike built using
the technology and aerodynamics of the Ducati MotoGP race bike.
Ducati are the first to bring such an extreme top level race
bike within the general publics grasp.
Power for the Ducati Desmosedici RR comes from a 989cc L-Four
cylinder featuring 16 titanium valves, gear-driven double overhead
cams, and quadruple 12 hole 'micro-jet' fuel injectors. Although
it should be noted that the race bike and road bike have many
different internal components. Most of the differences are a
by-product of the compromises needed to allow the bike to pass
European emissions and noise regulations, Others are to ensure
longevity and reliability. A Ducati Moto GP race engine is toast
after 400 miles, completely unfeasible and unwanted for a road
However, the chassis components and hybrid carbon-fibre/steel
trellis frame of the Ducati Desmosedici RR are almost identical
to the race bike. Highlights include nitrogen pressurised 43mm
Ohlins FG353 PFF forks, Ohlins four-way adjustable rear suspension,
Brembo front calipers and magnesium Marchesini wheels.
The carbon-fibre bodywork of the Desmosedici RR features the
first self-supporting carbon
fiber tail unit fitted to a road bike, it also hides the
unique exhaust which exits through the top. No chance of getting
laden with a pillion.
The dash of the Ducati Desmosedici RR is taken directly from
the racer and displays amongst other things, oil pressure, trip,
fuel, air temperature and lap times.
As further proof that this is an exceptional bike with as few
compromises as possible, Brigestone were drafted in to create
tires specifically designed to fit the bike.
The Ducati Desmosedici RR comes painted in one of two color
combinations; 'Rosso GP' (red) with white rear race number plates,
or 'Rosso GP' with white rear race number plates and a broad
white stripe on the side fairings. Whatever colors chosen the
bike comes with Ducati MotoGP team sponsor decals to further
affirm its racing roots.
Ducati plan to only produce around one Desmosedici RR per day
with reservation priority going to Ducati