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Ducati Desmosedici RR

Ducati Desmosedici RR Review


The state of being stimulated, or elated.

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Exhilaration is like a drug – you’ve had it you can’t get enough. The the drug gets, the less everything else becomes. that slippery slope cops taught you about in grade – only this is a you can get without having to go down an

At the end of 2007 Ducati invited me to Valencia, for what to date was the ride of my Six laps of pure bliss on Stoner’s world championship-winning GP8 MotoGP machine solidified my in exhilaration history. While nervous about smashing the day before had become a priceless of artwork for Ducati’s museum, I was to lap within 10 seconds of the GP pole time, good idea what the GP8 was all

Two things were quickly The sheer power is utterly and the men who ride these machines for 25 at race-pace truly are amazing.

since then I haven’t anything that comes to being as exhilarating or visceral. tried everything – jumping out of riding in aerobatic stunt racing the Daytona 200 – all to no avail. have come close, but I felt like a junkie no way to get a fix. Until last that is.

While I didn’t ride MotoGP bike, we did get our hands on D16RR GP-replica. fully it through the paces (two on track and loads of street to actually find out how close it is to the deal. And I can tell you it’s as close as anything has ever been. This is the McCoy.

The Tale Of Two Stories

. For this test MotoUSA give two perspectives on this machine. Yours truly break down in detail a between the Desmo and the real GP8, while our Road Editor Adam Waheed give you his insight on what like to experience the Italian for the first time. Two vastly stories all mixed into one for reading pleasure.

Waheed . or not — any motorcycle associated the letters M-o-t-o-G-P makes it as as that dark-skinned model on the of your girlfriend’s Victoria catalog. Add in its demonic shape, Red paint, and shrill mechanical at any engine rpm and, well, my you have one of the most sought pieces of two-wheeled machinery to roll off the assembly line. And somehow Ducati allowed us to rack a thousand miles on it.

The first true MotoGP Ducati’s Desmosedici feasts on corners.

Atlas . It’s to legitimately compare anything to a MotoGP bike. The acceleration and brute force of Stoner’s GP8 is Despite spot-on fuel traction control, and being on their “wet” setting de-tuned for us journalists), the little red pounces to life like a lion in a field of gazelles.

A turn of the right wrist twice the acceleration of most at full-stop, and when one has the balls to it totally twisted (very the red rocket hits warp pulling all the way to an unimaginable 19,200 By far the toughest thing to get your around, it’s surreal. vision sets in almost and the sheer pace at which the passes beneath you takes a deal of time for one’s to grasp, not to mention a high of physical ability.

As for the street-going the single biggest discrepancy the two bikes is in the engine department. get me wrong, you twist that grip and this street comes to life like a animal. Though, where the is a lion, the street bike is a

You can feel that inside it has the racing lineage and desire to the pavement, just at a more level. Of course this is to be instead of replacing or rebuilding the every race weekend 200 miles) it has to last 7,500 between services.

On the other hand, compared to mortal street-going machines, far more ferocious than currently on the market. This was aided by the addition of the Ducati exhaust they installed, the Ducati a blisteringly loud, yet beautiful sound. At a staggering it isn’t cheap, but after and seeing it, if I ever owned the it will be the first thing I In fact, it may be the only thing I

It may not make huge peak hp (roughly 175 at the wheel), but the speed in it spools up to the 14,200 rpm redline one extremely fast street-legal it’s the closest I’ve to Valencia since … well,

The Ducati Desmosedici will as much attention an a beauty parading across a military on the 4th of July.

Waheed . Like any the engine is one of the most important of the D16RR. It’s a liquid-cooled V-Four-… and is essentially the same used by the Marlboro Ducati in the 2005 MotoGP World before Dorna (MotoGP organizing body) reduced capacity to its current 800cc.

the starter button and the engine to life. A fast-idle knob to the throttle only exacerbates its snarl as do the $8800 Termignoni pipes straight off Ducati’s GP bike and available as a Ducati The sound is absolutely intoxicating and is to garner attention from any creature within a 500-foot

Attention deprived? The Desmo is the

At lower revs you’ll the engine’s docile power Simply put, you can ride bike everyday—even through traffic, no problem. The fuel-injection precise engine response hesitation, or conversely any surge.

the throttle and the V-Four spins up faster than Ducati’s V-Twin. Yet it lacks the outright of the aforementioned 1098.

Wrap out the for just a second or two longer, and you’ll feel compelled to underneath the windscreen as your tries to slide backwards. thing the seat padding on the carbon fiber tail (comes with the accessory has plenty of grip. An intense wave of power arrives at rpm and rockets you forward as the handlebars and the front tire tries to skyward until the power breaks around 13,000

The entire way, an orchestra of melodies blare an honest song. When combined the squirm of the Bridgestone rear and intense yet precise shake of the surfaces, it becomes a sensory that no other production can reproduce.

The breaks have gobs of power to help sort out the overzealous acceleration.


Atlas : Closely the engine, braking is the other in which one’s senses are not prepared the first time a GP machine. Despite riding about everything else in the including full-factory 200-hp there was nothing that me for carbon brakes. Next to no when cold, once heat gets into bad boys, the lightest tug on the lever have you kissing the windscreen than a college student can a water bong.

Easily the rear tire when a tad too much pressure is applied, the on Stoner’s machine would be overkill for even the most street riders as well as the of racers. Precision is key, as is when they are going to up. Not to mention, the sheer physical needed to keep upright the extreme braking forces is amazing.

Nicky Hayden World Champion and current MotoGP rider) was quoted in his GP career as saying the single thing for him to get used to coming Superbikes were the brakes, and I can see

For their intended purposes, the on the Desmo street bike are than capable; power, and feedback are typical Ducati-awesome, the of high quality Brembo used throughout. Where the brakes were cool to they would be flat out on the street. Not to mention the cost, some teams spending as as $300,000 per year on brake alone.

Cranked over at full-lean the is right at home.

Waheed . fiber brake discs? like carbon-copy, as the front are the same spec as a 1098/1198 This isn’t a bad thing as the has the best front brakes of any sportbike currently produced, in my

The power and precision provided by the Brembo Monoblocs grabbing 5mm wide by 330mm diameter equals quick, precise and stopping power every you touch the lever.

A Desmo-specific feature is the ability to adjust the lever’s position on the fly via the left mounted quick adjuster. problem? Its range of adjustment is for those with smaller Otherwise the front brakes are awesome, easy-to-use and extremely

Nonetheless, wouldn’t it have nice if Ducati engineers had more exclusive and authentic components? After all, you are almost 73 grand in stock

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