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We've received official word from Ducati that it's extending the planned production run of Desmosedici RR bikes from 1,250 to 1,500 in an effort to meet demand. If you've already got an order in, you are all set, and Ducati promises that all of the 1,500 bikes will be delivered to owners by the end of 2008. So, if you don't have your order in... call now! The first 500 or so bikes will be delivered to owners of the 999R who have also placed orders for the new Desmosedici RR.

For those of you who aren't aware of the Desmosedici RR, tune into SPEED TV the next time Moto GP racing is on and keep an eye out for the bike in the lead. That will probably be the racing version of this bike ridden by Casey Stoner. The new RR is the first road-going version of a Moto GP bike that you can actually buy and register at your local DMV. Unlike most Ducati streetbikes, the RR features a V4 engine, although the angle is still set at the same 90-degrees of Ducati's traditional V-Twins. While the race bikes were forced to go down to 800cc's for competition this year, the street version still has the full liter that was originally intended for the bike. Peaking at around 200 horsepower or so with a weight of under 400 pounds, none of the 1,500 lucky owners are likely to be let down by Ducati's latest product of moto-lust.

While the Desmosedici RR leads Ducati's line of bikes this year, let's face the facts here: you and I will probably never ride one. So after the jump you'll find some news about Ducati bikes you can actually afford.

[Source: Ducati]

Is this an accurate rendering of what the new 2008 Ducati Monster will look like? According to Motoblog it is. Take a look back at our earlier post with a spyshot and draw your own conclusions, but it looks about right to us.

In other news, Ducati has release a new stealthy all black motif for their Hypermotard.

Finally, a possible last hurrah for the current Monster is a Tricolore scheme for the top-of-the-line Monster S4RS. Current rumors are swirling that all Monsters for '08 will be air-cooled. Will that leave the current S4RS as the fastest Monster ever? We'll just have to wait and see what Ducati has in store for its naked bikes in the not-too-distant future. As far as we're concerned, though, if you want an awesome Ducati, there's never been a better time to get one.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Suddenly my 748 is a tricycle. *ding ding*
      • 7 Years Ago
      The number of race ready components (such as the remote reservoir fork dampers) is astounding. It is the closest thing you can buy to a MotoGP bike. As someone else mentioned, the firing order and degrees of rotation between firings of the motor closely resembles what you'll find on a MotoGP bike. I want to say the price was 60k Euros though... which pushes it up to $85k dollars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i dont know much about bikes but this sounds like by far the most hard core bike ever sold for use on the street
      • 7 Years Ago
      It was 65K for owners of 999R bikes who got the first 500 or so. Then it went up to a bit over 70K for everybody else...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Italia Rules!
      Italia power Baby!
      • 7 Years Ago
      It a big bang V4, so really it is still a two cylinder engine.

      and isn't that 200hp only with the super loud track exhaust.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'll take an R1 any day of the week
      there's nothing quite like the race domination of the yamaha bikes
        • 7 Years Ago
        ducati is dominating motogp right now they already won the championship and theres 3 more races till the end of the season
        • 7 Years Ago
        You're kidding right? The RR would smoke any simple 1 litre superbike any day
      • 7 Years Ago
      500hp/ton. Jesus tapdancing Christ.
      • 7 Years Ago
      how much is it?
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