Desmosedici Racing Replica
The announcement gives the official go-ahead for the project, which will make the motorcycle available within two years. This is naturally a limited edition, as is right for a product conceived as the first true MotoGP replica. The new frontier of Ducati's technological evolution, embodies all the fundamental features of the motorcycle competing in the MotoGP World Championship, ridden by Troy Bayliss and Loris Capirossi. The Desmosedici RR is another confirmation of Ducati's vision, as well as the company's ability to transfer their experience of the world of racing to a bike intended for the road.
Federico Minoli (President and Managing Director, Ducati Motor Holding) called Gianluigi Mengoli (Technical Director, DMH) and Claudio Domenicali (Managing Director, Ducati Race Division) to the stage to represent the two technological centres of the company. Together they are the driving forces behind this exceptional project. Together with Troy Bayliss and Loris Capirossi the Desmosedici RR engine was presented to the public for the very first time, as the heart of this jewel in the crown of Ducati technology, which was received with unbridled enthusiasm by the public.
occasion, a historical announcement, yet another dream come true.
The Desmosedici RR is the maximum that Ducati technology has to offer,
in line with the tradition embodied by every motorcycle we produce:
from race to road bikes." Federico Minoli said from the stage.
" We are pleased to face such a challenge which, even if only
in a limited number of bikes, will be the dream of all Ducati fans.
An exclusive motorcycle which stands for the passion and ingenuity
which are the heart of our company's identity. Naturally the two cylinder
engine is, and will always be, the Ducati engine par excellence, destined
to be the hallmark of all our products, our past and our future.
The engine of the Desmosedici RR will feature Ducati's traditional desmodromic timing ensures rigorous valve lift parameters up to the highest engine speeds, and is the perfect match for the modern architecture of the four cylinders in L-layout, resulting in a masterpiece of precision mechanics; with 989 cc total displacement and four valves per cylinder, the Desmosedici RR engine will certainly be a new benchmark for the international motorcycle industry.
The technology used is at the cutting edge of modern production, a methodology which up to the present time was only available for race bikes. The cam shafts (two per cylinder bank) are driven by gears: a sophisticated, reliable solution which ensures maximally precise timing in all conditions.
of the replica does not finish here: the dimensions are exactly the
same as those of the MotoGP, as is the six-speed gearbox, which maintains
its racing design and can be removed as a single unit.
The production of this jewel of a bike will be equally exclusive: Ducati intends to limit production to no more than one bike per day, assembled with the fanatical attention to detail and extraordinary skills of the race division. The project schedule has been defined and the first bikes will be available from Spring 2006. The Ducati Desmosedici RR will have a sale price of around 50,000 Euro ($60,000 US). Owners of the 999R will have priority in reserving the new bike. More information will be available on the official Ducati.com website starting from next July 1, 2004.
Frederico told us the Desmosedici was being put into production because. " Ducati always races what it sells." But production of the Desmosedici would also homologate it for racing in World Superbike in 2006 should Ducati need to counter attack any high horsepower return to the class by the Japanese manufacturers with a production MotoGP based superbike of their own. But for the present Ducati intends to stay with their proven V-Twin Testastretta engined 999 Superbike.