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A street-legal MotoGP replica. Thanks, we'll take two. Not surprisingly, Ducati has managed to raise quite a stir by releasing its Desmosedici RR into the wild. Equally as predictable is the fact that lots of people want to channel their inner Casey Stoner and experience the thrill of throwing a leg over their very own GP bike, so demand has been strong to say the least. Realizing a good thing when it jumps up and bites them, Ducati North America has somehow managed to locate a few more RRs (that would be "Racing Replica", by the way) for U.S. consumption. Up until this announcement, the stunning Desmosedici was made from unobtanium for prospective buyers that missed out on the initial run of 1,200 bikes, which was later increased to 1,500 units.
Packing a 200-horsepower 989cc "double L-Twin" engine neatly inside its trademark Ducati steel trellis frame, the RR is based on the 2006 GP6 bike that the Italian manufacturer used to contest the 2006 MotoGP championship. It's all shrink-wrapped inside a shapely set of carbon fiber body panels. So, uh, want to be like Tom Cruise? Now's the time to call your local Ducati dealer. Quickly we might add. The rest of us will just need to be content finding our next wallpaper in the gallery below.
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DUCATI ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL AVAILABILITY OF THE DESMOSEDICI RR GRAND PRIX REPLICA
Ducati North America Offers Limited Supply of the world's only Grand Prix replica
Cupertino, Ca (20 November 2008) – Ducati North America is proud to offer a limited number of the previously sold out Desmosedici RR Grand Prix replicas for the North American market.
The interest in the Desmosedici RR has remained strong since Ducati announced to the world that it would produce a street legal MotoGP motorcycle. Initial orders sold out quickly leaving many interested individuals closed out of the ordering process. The glowing press reviews and a recent guest appearance at the Las Vegas SEMA show has only added to the interest in this remarkable motorcycle. Until now Ducati North America was not able to address any of those needs.
"We are fortunate to offer a few units to those interested individuals who were closed out of the initial ordering process. As the global run of 1,500 bikes comes to an end we are notifying interested parties that we have secured inventory to deliver in the coming months; but only if they act quickly. " - Michael Lock, CEO of Ducati North America.
The dream of a true Grand Prix replica became a reality with the introduction of the Desmosedici RR. The Demosedici RR is the first-ever road-going motorcycle to offer such a stunning wealth of performance and technology. Derived from the Grand Prix racing Desmosedici GP6, the same bike which competed in the MotoGP World Championship, the Desmosedici RR is the ultimate expression of the most extreme Moto GP racing machine today.
For more information about the revolutionary Desmosedici RR and the list of Desmosedici RR dealers please visit www.ducatiusa.com, or your visit your local authorized Ducati Desmosedici dealer.