Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP Street
information on the the street
version of the Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP motorcycle!
DESMOSEDICI RR: START YOUR ENGINES!
Ducati reports progress on the development and
testing of the exclusive V4 engine for the upcoming street
version of the Desmosedici MotoGP motorcycle.
Officially presented to the “Ducati tribe” in May at
World Ducati Week 2004, the development of the Desmosedici
RR project continues to evolve. For the last few weeks the
new MotoGP Racing Replica Desmodromic 4-cylinder L engine
has been put through the paces by the Ducati R&D department
for its first reliability and durability tests.
Desmosedici RR engine is undergoing motoring and firing
tests aimed at determining the life and strength of the
components subjected to the stresses this high power engine
Testing of this engine will proceed as planned,
proceeding to dynamic tests and the demanding and complex
development that will take this new Ducati gem from the
track to the road.
An ambitious and extremely demanding project, the new
frontier of Ducati technological development preserves all
the fundamentals of the bike used in the MotoGP World
Championship. A dream come true, which once again testifies
to Ducati's ability to transfer its vast racing expertise to
This project offers unparalleled level of technological
development. The Desmosedici RR engine accurately reflects
the actual MotoGP engine: the traditional Ducati desmodromic
timing system combines perfectly with the modernity of the
989 cc 4-cylinder (4 valves per cylinder) L structure, using
cutting-edge technologies previously confined exclusively
for racing, such as camshafts driven by a cascade of gears,
entirely removable 6-speed gearbox, in addition to the use
of high-quality materials and alloys, like sand-cast
aluminium for the casing and heads, titanium for the
connecting rods and valves, and magnesium for the engine
exclusivity of the new Desmosedici RR will be confirmed by
meticulous care to detail and assembly. All this, together
with top-notch performance, will make the Desmosedici RR the
new standard in the motorcycle world.
As planned, the bike will only be revealed in its final
form in November, 2005, on the occasion of EICMA in Milan.
Delivery of the first Desmosedici RR will take place at
WDW2006 where, on the same stage that saw the initial
presentation of the project, the first dream machine will be
handed over to a lucky Ducatista.