Step One: Start with a good platform. As far as motorcycles go, there are few (perhaps none?) more worthy of being called a good platform than Ducati's Desmosedici RR, the Italian firm's limited production MotoGP motorcycle for the street. So, that one's a no-brainer.
Step Two: Add more power, take away weight. The first half of that equation didn't need much tinkering, but NCR says it's tuned the Duc's engine to put out over 200 horsepower at the rear wheel. To put it mildly.. check. Lightness was a bit more important to NCR, and it's left no stone unturned in its quest to remove every possible ounce from the Desmosedici racer.
Pretty much everything possible is molded from carbon fiber, including the frame, rear subframe, swingarm, fuel tanks, fairings and wheels are all in CF. Even the paddock stand is carbon! What's not composite is mostly titanium, and we're especially enthused over the minimalist undertail exhaust system.
Other goodies include a racing slipper clutch, lightened gearbox, ceramic matrix disc brakes with Brembo monobloc caliper, fully adjustable top-shelf Ohlins suspension front and rear and a fully custom ECU with traction control, data acquisition and telemetry systems.
Add it all up and you end up with just 319 pounds of lightweight goodness motivated by those aforementioned 200 ponies. Want one? Of course you do. Can you afford it? Probably not, but feel free to hit up NCR for all the pricing information.