Desmosedici RR MotoGP Roadster- The ultimate Ducati experience

June 3, 2006 Ducati became the first manufacturer to release a road going version of a MotoGP race machine. Ducati chose the magical atmosphere of the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello to launch the RR production prototype and it was a fitting venue to unleash the first-ever road-going MotoGP motorcycle. The RR derives from the Ducati Corse Grand Prix racing Desmosedici GP6, the same bike with which Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau are competing with in the 2006 MotoGP World Championship. Currently in the industrialization phase, the RR is scheduled to arrive in the market in July 2007, while from June 2nd 2006 it will be possible to reserve the bike through the official Ducati dealer network, with Ducati 999R owners receiving priority. The production of this jewel of a bike will be equally exclusive: a limited edition of 400 machines a year, carrying a hefty price tag of $70,000.

The racing monster uses an L-four layout. The body design and the aerodynamics faithfully reflect the Desmosedici GP6 confirming the high technological features of this exclusive and esoteric machine. With the aim of producing the ultimate track performance, Ducati in collaboration with Bridgestone is developing special tires for the Desmosedici RR. The Desmosedici RR will be available with a special race kit that includes a 102 dB racing exhaust, a dedicated CPU, bike cover, paddock stand.