2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR Review —

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Ducati Desmosedici RR

2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR

It doesn�t take long to be by the outrageous Desmosedici RR. If the stratospheric price tag doesn�t get you, the mechanical cacophony upon will. Observers are sucker-punched into the gut, and the beautiful portends an experience unlike any streetbike in the world.

It�s incredible that a manufacturer has such a repli-racer to the public. The is literally a MotoGP bike for the street. And not those scrawny prototype racers currently on the � we�re talking the big-gun versions.

As such, the RR carries a compact V-Four engine inside a of Ducati�s trademark tubular-steel frames.

The engine itself is a It features the same bore and measurements (86.0mm x 42.56mm) as on Ducati�s 2006 racebike, the It uses the �Twin-Pulse� firing in which the crankpins are offset by 70 (cylinders fire at 0, 90, 290 and 380) to what Ducati terms as pulse timing.�

No soft are felt from the D16�s � this thing snorts and around a racetrack like a demon, as we found out during a few sessions at Willow Springs

Our test unit was equipped the race ECU and exhaust system with each Desmosedici, a swap for the standard street So equipped, it is said to achieve the 200-horsepower mark at 13,800 rpm measured at the crankshaft. As for rear-wheel numbers, those who have had it on a dyno say it�s pushing 180 hp.

Peak crankshaft torque of ft-lbs arrives way up at 10,500

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When a motorcycle has a retail that compares unfavorably a rural home in Iowa, it one wonder why it costs so much.

a partial list of the many components on the luscious Desmosedici RR.

aluminum crankcases and cylinder

One-piece forged steel (MSRP: $11,000)

Sand-cast cam-drive cover and alternator

Pressure …-cast magnesium-alloy oil cam covers and clutch cover

connecting rods

Titanium and exhaust valves with CrN nitride) coating

Marchesini forged and machined wheels (MSRP: $18,500)

developed Bridgestone tires, tread pattern, construction and unique to the D16RR, including the (but GP-accurate) 16.0-inch

Öhlins 43mm FG353P fork with TiN-coated

Öhlins shock with low/high speed compression and hydraulic preload adjustment

monoblock (one-piece) front calipers and 330mm rotors spec as used in rainy races) with radial cylinder and remote (left adjuster

Carbon fiber and bodywork

‘The Desmosedici is like a tamed wild animal.’

I was the D16RR to be high-strung, and its rumpity and menacing bark when did little to assuage those But then, despite a heavy pull, the 16RR pulled out of pit smartly and without frantic despite its light flywheel

Yet this is no pussycat. Get hard on the and the D16 romps forth like a on nitrous! It shows itself to be torquey but then comes on a wicked surge past rpm that inhales literbikes on like they are 600s.

Every straight, no matter how becomes a passing opportunity. gets intense at high putting in the mind of the rider a �Are you sure you want to use much throttle?�


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