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Ducati Desmosedici RR

When Only The Best Do

Last October on The Tonight . Jay Leno asked comedian Williams what he thought the downturn in the U.S. economy. going into a recession, Williams said. Buy yourself nice before it happens.

may not be the best financial advice given, but there’s wisdom in words. If you’re not going to buy the of your dreams now, when? Sure, your interest rate just your 401K is worth what it was a year ago and there are of layoffs at work. So what? Gas is down to $2 per gallon.

Every cloud has its silver

Or gold, or platinum, as in the two uber-Ducatis here. Neither the $39,995 nor the $72,500 Desmosedici RR lays to being the most expensive on the market-that distinction goes to the MV Agusta F4CC-but both their respective pinnacles of engineering.

The former is the World homologation special that propelled Troy Bayliss to his world title, while the is patterned after the MotoGP-winning Desmosedici GP6 of 2006 vintage. No how much money you spend, not going to find a street-legal with a purer racing

But the question remains: Which is the one to if you can only have one? To that question, we arranged for one of each to be delivered to Indianapolis Speedway, where we hoped to the day after the inaugural Red Bull Grand Prix. Unfortunately, speedway officials granted us to pit lane for a static photo they ultimately denied our to test there.

Thankfully we had a plan: an all-Ducati track day by Ducati Indianapolis and Sportbike Time at nearby Putnam No, it wasn’t the world-famous Brickyard, but it was a and a fine one at that.

Let the games begin.

Ducati RR

Even better than the thing

Ducati Desmosedici RR

Perhaps the most phrase in the sportbike lexicon is replica. Truth is, ever the advent of production-based Superbike most so-called race have come before the they supposedly replicate.

In Ducati’s Desmosedici RR is a bonafide of the GP6 MotoGP racer on which Bayliss won the final race of last year that catered to 990cc machines. more than 250 horsepower on tap and top surpassing 215 mph, these the hairiest-chested motorcycles ever to go corners. No wonder series makers reduced the limit to for ’07.

Leave it to Ducati to be the first to produce a MotoGP replica for the Of course, it’s offered in numbers-just 1500 worldwide-and at a price: $72,500, or nearly the price of the $39,995 1098R. does that money buy

Literally the most high-tech, and purposeful sportbike ever to the public.

Start with the a 90-degree V-4 with gear-driven overhead cams actuating 16 desmodromically, meaning mechanically, as in are no valve springs. Each has both an opening and closing each of which has its lash set a shim. That’s 32 shims, so a good thing the bike with three years’ maintenance.

Twiddle the little fast-idle on the left bar cluster, thumb the button and the Desmo (which is everyone calls it) settles a lumpy, uneven idle. At the of the MotoGP project, Ducati sold the Twin Pulse to company brass by saying the V-4 would sound like a because the cylinders would in pairs. Of course that was discarded almost immediately, and the now employs a conventional Big Bang order.

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