2011 Ducati Desmosedici GP11 VR2 motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Ducati Desmosedici GP11


year: 2011 Ducati Model: Desmosedici €350000 Engine: desmodromic four valves per cylinder 6-SpeedsTransmission Horsepower @ RPM: 200 indirect Magneti Marelli injection Displacement: 799 L Top Speed: 192 mph


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The Ducati Desmosedici VR2 was auctioned by Ducati with an price of €300.000-€350.000. The motorcycle was the of four variations Rossi during the 2011 season but is the same as the GP10 of the previous

The motorcycle is fitted with a D-16 engine and the suspension was an TRSP25 48-mm “Through front fork with a rear shock absorber.

The had also received a new carbon and a new electronics package designed to the savage throttle response down. A more sophisticated control system was also and engine revisions included a inertia and crankshaft to further the throttle response.

As MotoGP into a new era in 2012, Rossi’s exemplifies the evolution of the 800-cc D16 the world-beating GP7 through until the end of formula in 2011. The GP11 was the development of the D16 that provided their only MotoGP Championship.

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The big news for Ducati for was the signing of megastar nine-time Champion Valentino Rossi in a agreement to ride for the MotoGP Marlboro Team. Rossi’s made him arguably the greatest rider of all time, with World Championships (seven in and 105 race victories (79 in MotoGP). He had won MotoGP World Championships on and Yamaha, and the arrival of Valentino was meant to create an Italian team.

Rossi also his crew chief from and Yamaha, Jeremy Burgess, with a tightly knit of largely Australian and New Zealand While the prognosis looked unfortunately, the 2011 season was disappointing one for Ducati and did not turn out as

The machine presented here is the of four variations Rossi during the 2011 season but is the same as the GP10 of the previous 2011 was to be the final year for with a 1,000-cc V-4 planned for By the time Rossi joined the development of the GP12 was already underway, and this development priority over updating the

The GP11 engine continued the “big-bang” layout rather the “screamer,” and the suspension remained an TRSP25 48-mm “Through front fork with a rear shock absorber.

Rossi had spent some testing the GP11 in Malaysia and in February, he was still struggling a shoulder injury and had some initially matching the pace of the Handling problems soon apparent, and for the third race of the (Estoril) a new carbon airbox, different rigidity, was implemented. was accompanied by a new electronics package to soften the savage throttle lower down.

A more traction control system was introduced, and engine revisions a higher inertia and crankshaft to tame the throttle response.

For the round at Le Mans, Rossi an updated chassis (Step with more flex into the small carbon-fibre airbox. Rossi’s teammate Hayden had been asking for flex ever since he tested the carbon monocoque in and this update brought a improvement. The heavier crankshaft after Estoril had met with but was temporarily shelved, but the Step Two proved easier to ride.

Rossi managed his only of the season, finishing third on the offered here. But despite improved result, the Step Two was only an interim solution. A in the wet at Silverstone saw the GP11 replaced by a new machine.

While Nicky continued to race the GP11 Two), Rossi debuted an GP11.1 at Assen at the end of June. third version was basically an engine in the new GP12 carbon-fibre this requiring an updated with different mounts, as the suspension attached differently. As the was ostensibly that of the next 1,000-cc GP12, a short-… and matching long con-rods made so as to downsize the engine to 800 cc.

The bore for 2012 is 81 mm, so the … was from around 48.4 mm to mm. The new bike had the same carbon-fibre airbox frame at the front as the but with an updated, inverted, and rear suspension linkage to the Yamaha that Rossi was familiar with. This overcame the pumping action the rear but was still not totally

Also incorporated with the engine was a new gearbox with DST Seamless Transmission).

Ducati Desmosedici GP11
Ducati Desmosedici GP11

As the GP11.1 to deliver the expected results, a new frame was built in eight and tested by Rossi at Mugello in September in the 1,000-cc GP12. chassis made an appearance in 800-cc GP11.1 at Aragón a few later. The carbon-fibre rear mounts to the rear of the rear head were unchanged, and the pivot remained underneath the cases.

The front frame were resurrected from the tubular steel frame. frame seemed to be an interim with the aluminium beams built around the carbon-fibre

By late September Rossi was a 1,000 with a more full-beam aluminium frame to the Yamaha Deltabox that had Rossi so much success in seasons.

As the new aluminium frame required yet revised engine mount Rossi exceeded his six-engine and was penalised with a pit-lane ten seconds after the lights at But the improvement became obvious he qualified seventh at the next at Motegi, only to become in a pile-up at the second corner. 2011 season was summed up in the race at Valencia when he was taken down, this on the first corner.

In the history of MotoGP efforts, Rossi’s is historically extremely important, and its directly from the factory a tremendous—likely unrepeatable—opportunity for collectors.

motorcycle will be supplied a certificate of authenticity from Corse (racing department), and the new owner will be given a VIP of the Ducati factory in Bologna.

note that to purchase lot 202 the must sign an Agreement Ducati Motor Holding in which the Purchaser accepts and to abide by specific terms and of ownership. A copy of this can be obtained by emailing a request to and RM representatives will have of the Agreement available for distribution at the Auction.

Also, Ducati Motor S.p.A. has provided a summary of the which is printed in the conditions of in this catalogue on page Purchasers must satisfy as to the requirements as outlined in the Agreement. RM no responsibility as to the contents or operation of the

Estimate: €300.000-€350.000

AUCTION Lot was Sold at a price of €245.700

note this lot is subject to VAT (at on the full purchase price on the hammer price and the commission).

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Ducati Desmosedici GP11
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