• Nov 21, 2008
Click above for image gallery of the Ducati Desmosedici RR

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.


[Source: Ducati]

PRESS RELEASE:

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.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      It's stuff like this why I love bikes and merely really, really like cars! Too bad it does not have the 260 plus HP of the race bike! The full Moto GP version posted higher trap speeds at some tracks than an F1 car which is amazing considering the lower cornering speeds coming onto a long straight. I WANT A SPIN!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      And...... they are sold out ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      theres a guy that always seems to be at the dealer with one of these when i have my bike serviced.

      this bike has the most amazing sound. i could never justify the price for a bike though.

      if i won the lottery maybe
      • 6 Years Ago
      This bike is an incredible piece of machinery. I had the privileged of uncrating one this summer. Even the packaging is special.

      http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/4215/69773336bj1.jpg

      Hell, it made our most veteran mechanic laugh about its stats because it's that outlandish.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is a Grand Prix replica. A modern Superbike built for the racetrack can cost into the hundred thousand dollar range and this machine contains many of those bits + bits of the GP bike apart from the electronics.

      It is not hard for me to explain why the price is more than justified when you compare it to how much the actual RR race bike is worth.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just beautiful...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Im guessing its more than the asking price of 75grand now then.

      It would be more reasonable to buy a regular 1098 and have 60 grand for track sessions for the average joe.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hey, since when did sensibilities like that have anything to do with the RR?

        JK
      • 6 Years Ago
      They are producing 1,500, so by my math at least 500 of the owners will kill themselves on this thing. But what a beautiful way to go!
      • 6 Years Ago
      i remember a story a while back about a guy who laid his down within the first hour.

      think it was on the BARF forum
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow considering the costs of an actual track bike, that's a screaming bargain. Still for that kind of cash I'd rather get something with a "Z" on it from a Chevy Dealer.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yep, a ZR1 or Z06 would be a good way to trailer this to the track. After a few laps on this, a ZR1 would be a welcome way to return your pulse and adrenals to more normal levels.
      • 6 Years Ago
      There's one on SF Bay Area craigslist right now. Asking $72k

      http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy/925723205.html

        • 6 Years Ago
        Who shops for things like that on craigslist!?

        Poor bastard lost his bike in a divorce. Another reason never to get married.
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