Ducati Desmosedici RR

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Ducati Desmosedici RR
2008 Desmosedici RR
Manufacturer Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A
Production 2007–2008
Class Superbike
Engine 989 cc desmodromic V4
Power 147.1 kW (197.3 hp) @ 13,800rpm (claimed)[1]
Torque 11.8 kg·m (116 N·m; 85 lbf·ft) @ 10,500rpm (claimed)[1]
Wheelbase 1,430 mm (56 in)
Seat height 830 mm (33 in)
Weight 171 kg (377.0 lb) (dry)
Fuel capacity 15 l (4.0 US gal)
2008 Desmosedici RR
2008 Desmosedici RR

The Ducati Desmosedici RR is a limited production road-legal version of the Desmosedici MotoGP racebike.

Ducati made 1,500 Desmosedici models for public purchase. The bike was launched at the 2006 Italian MotoGP event.

In 2004, Ducati announced that a low volume bespoke replica of the Desmosedici would be available beginning in 2006. Termed the Desmosedici RR (Racing Replica), it was claimed to be the first true road replica of a MotoGP racing bike. Priority for ordering was given to Ducati 999R owners, with production projected at one bike per day at a retail cost of US$72,500[2] and £40,000.[3] The price included a three year warranty and servicing, cover, and a racing kit including a race-only exhaust system, a slip-on muffler, and complementary fuel and ignition mapping in a "race ECU". It also included enough sponsor stickers to fill both sides of the bike.

The bike was eventually launched at the 2006 Italian MotoGP event at Mugello, with production beginning in December 2007 and the first customer orders delivered from January 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Desmosedici RR - Technical specification, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., 2008, retrieved 2010-03-06 
  2. ^ "Desmosedici RR model information". Ducati North America. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  3. ^ "Desmosedici RR model information". Ducati UK. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 

External links[edit]

  • Ducati.com - The official manufacturer's website. Current model info, including online information, history, manuals and race team info (Italian/English)
  • Pierre Col's Desmosedici RR photos - 12000 km in a year on road and tracks in France