About This Bike: - With Honda releasing its road going RCV, it's time to look back at the first proper MotoGP replica, the awesome Ducati Desmosedici. Not only did this bike set the standard for race reps, it has also had an interesting history when it comes to value and is £100,000 cheaper than the Honda! If you want MotoGP rep, this is the most affordable and desirble bike on the market!
After being announced in 2004, the RR broke cover in 2006 at the World Ducati Weekend to an expectant (and mainly dressed in red) crowd. There was only one question on everyone's lips, would Ducati really make a proper road going MotoGP bike? The answer was a resounding yes!
The Desmo didn't only share its DNA with the firm's MotoGP bike, it was basically identical! Based around the GP6 MotoGP bike that Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau competed on in the final year of the 990cc beasts before MotoGP dropped to 800cc, the only real road concessions in the RR's engine had were to ensure reliability. The 989cc V4 engine had the same 82mm bore and 42.56mm stroke as the GP bike, not to mention the twin-pulse firing order and desmo drive system with gear driven cams. Inside the sand-cast cases and cylinders were more titanium parts than you could shake a stick at and it was all finished with magnesium engine covers and sump. The net result was a ferocious 200bhp, which in 2006 was amazing, and it all exited via an underseat exhaust that had F1 technology to stop it melting the seat unit! And the chassis was equally as exclusive.
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