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Ducati Desmosedici RR, 2008

Desmosedici RR, 2008
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Specifications

General information
Year
2008
Engine and transmission
Displacement
989 cm³
Top speed
300 km/h
Engine type
Petrol
Number of cylinders
4
Cylinder location
V-shaped
Tacts
2
Power
197 HP
Transmission type,final drive
Chain
Gearbox
6-speed
Cooling system
Liquid

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The Desmosedici RR is a well-known version of another racebike MotoGP that was produced by Ducati in a limited edition of only 1,500 machines. It is considered to be the first real replica of a MotoGP racing machine suitable for road use.

A Brief History

The history of Desmosedici RR began in 2001 when Ducati revealed launching a new project. It was about making the Desmo for the MotoGP championship. This Ducati V4 engine racing bike debuted in 2003. It immediately showed outstanding power as well as other features to become a winner.

In one year, Ducati announced its intention to release a replica of the original model for roads in 2006. It was presented as the Ducati Desmosedici RR where the last two letter stands for “Racing Replica.” It was possible to reserve the RR version starting from June 2006.

Ducati Desmosedici RR was sold at a price of over US$70,000, which included a 3-year warranty, a racing kit, as well as a range of other advanced features. It also became the very first production machine to use forged magnesium wheels.

The first Desmosedici RR was built by Ducati in 2007, and the production lasted until the end of 2008. The first order was delivered in January 2008. Even more than 10 ten years after the production, the Ducati Desmosedici RR is still one of the most interesting desirable collectors’ items in the motorcycle world.

The Model Description

Although Desmosedici RR is powered with a V4 engine, it is a very user-friendly machine. In essence, it is the same Ducati Desmosedici with lights. It is a stiff and quick motorcycle that comes with the tubular steel hybrid chassis, carbon subframe, as well as large swingarm. Ducati Desmosedici RR has lightweight wheels, a carbon fairing, as well as the gas-pressurized forks. It also comes with the 800cc engine to ensure more comfort if compared to 990cc motor offered for the original model. The weight of Ducati Desmosedici RR is 171 kg.