Ducati Desmosedici RR
Ducati Announces the Desmosedici RR!
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July 4, 2007 - The fireworks have started!
The Ducati Desmosedici RR made its first ever public
appearance in action around the Misano Circuit at World
Ducati Week 2007 on Saturday, June 30, ridden by
official Ducati MotoGP Team test rider, Vittoriano
In front of thousands of Ducatisti, the pre-series
version of the highly complex L-four cylinder MotoGP
replica took to the circuit for a 15 minute session to
demonstrate its incredible 200hp performance and to
signify the progress of the project as it approaches
Over 170 people from 19 countries who have already
placed orders for the Ducati Desmosedici RR, which was
derived from the Ducati 1098, traveled to WDW2007 to
witness the public track debut of the bike that was
first announced at the same event back in 2004.
Ducati Motor Holding CEO, Gabriele Del Torchio, who took
time to meet some of the expectant owners, said "The
Desmosedici RR demonstrates Ducati’s world-beating
design and technological innovation and I am extremely
proud to have witnessed its first public appearance in
He also stated that "This is a dream motorcycle that is
destined to become an icon, endorsed by the fact that so
many of the world’s top sportsmen and celebrities alike
have placed orders to own one. The excitement
behind this project is incredible and WDW2007 has been a
great opportunity to celebrate its progress."
As the world’s first true MotoGP replica, the Ducati
Desmosedici RR has an impressive specification, at the
heart of which beats the record-breaking 989cc L-four
Desmodromic engine in twin-pulse configuration.
Technical features taken directly from the racing GP6
include the sand-cast aluminum crankcases and magnesium
engine covers which enclose a cassette type six-speed
gearbox and hydraulically actuated dry multi-plate
Additional replications that contribute to the 200hp
produced in standard trim are double overhead cams,
actuating 4 titanium valves per cylinder, gear driven
from a crankshaft which has titanium connecting rods.
One feature of the Desmosedici RR which represents a
unique ground-breaking design is the ‘vertical exit’
exhaust silencer, ingeniously hidden in the tail-piece.
"Today was another great milestone in Ducati's fantastic
history,” said Director of Product Development of Ducati
Motor Holding and CEO of Ducati Corse, Claudio
Domenicali, speaking at the WDW2007 event.
"I clearly remember the press launch of the
Desmosedici racing project at the 2002 Mugello GP, and
we were already thinking about building a replica for
the street as a tribute to our fans all around the
world. This bike is for them and for their passion
of Ducati. We are extremely pleased with the final
result, the bike is fantastic both statically and
Domenicali also said that "During my last test of the
Desmosedici RR in Mugello last month, I felt that the
main project goal had been fully achieved. The chassis
is rigid and the engine crisp just like the racing
Desmosedici and this is the very essence of the project:
to leave the owner with a taste of our MotoGP bike."
Orders for the limited production machine flooded in via
the official Ducati dealer network as soon as the
machine was unveiled at the Mugello GP in 2006.
The motorcycle is now undergoing final development tests
before going into production this autumn as scheduled.
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