2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR — First Drive Review — Car Reviews — Car and Driver

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Ducati Desmosedici RR

2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR

2 4 Cylinders, $72,500: Even snobs can-t ignore 197-hp, four-cylinder Ducati.

One at the 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR, and suspect that you#x2019;ve led an life. And when its 1.0-liter, 16-valve V-4 engine rasps to your suspicions will be Priced at a chilling $72,500 and available to the public (Tom was the first U.S. customer, and will be only 299 others), the RR is a street-legal version of Ducati#x2019;s MotoGP race bike.

always packs plenty of and panache into its bikes, but one is on a whole other level. with 197 horsepower (with track exhausts and ECU) and an estimated curb weight of 400 the Desmosedici boasts a power-to-weight of 2.0:1 pounds per horsepower. a moment to compare that the upcoming Chevrolet Corvette 5.3:1 ratio, and the Desmosedici is a piece of performance art that a closer look.

Although many Desmosedici RRs likely be found cruising Rodeo Drive, few of the other that motor down Drive can boast all of the Ducati#x2019;s components. Here is a partial of the exotic bits found on the forged Marchesini magnesium carbon-fiber bodywork, race-spec dampers, rigid Brembo front calipers, and Magneti electronics and instrumentation.

This bike#x2019;s real is the racetrack. Ducati invited a of writers to test-drive the new bike at Motorsports Park#x2019;s long, course.

A thumbing of the start snaps the V-4 engine to life, quickly settles into a drone. The characteristic engine is largely due to offset crankpins alter the firing order to the bike#x2019;s traction when through corners. Like all bikes, you nudge the Ducati first gear by tapping the lever down with left foot. Dial in a few revs with your hand, slip the clutch, and the rolls away.

The engine isn#x2019;t fussy at in fact, you can putter around below the power band or through the gears while the 14,200-rpm rev limiter. With 0.7-mile straightaway at our disposal, the V-4 into the red zone seems the better option. Maximum pins the rider against the while he crouches under the adrenal glands pumping out a

We observed a giddy 168 mph at the end of the straight.

Ducati Desmosedici RR

Breathtaking quickness#x2014;0 to 60 mph comes in than three seconds#x2014;is by the bike#x2019;s Brembo brakes. The front calipers yield dramatic braking force even one finger on the lever the notion of how easy it would be to go over the handlebars. Cornering follow suit.

Like modern sport bikes, the uses the engine as a structural the steering spindle mounts on a steel trellis bolted to the cylinder heads, and the aluminum swing arm bolts to the crankcases. with the highly adjustable fork and rear shock, the RR corners with uncommon Provide a few millimeters of handlebar or tip a knee slightly, and the bike follows your lead.

As noted, it#x2019;s the nearest to a 2006 990cc MotoGP bike. The U.S. quota of 300 makes it highly collectible#x2014;so so that one delivery has gone the owner#x2019;s garage to his living Having sampled one on the track, we think that owner is the point.

This bike is than static art#x2014;the art is in the way it rides.

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