If we talk about MotoGP around Bologna and Borgo Panigale in particular, the most vivid memory of recent history is undoubtedly the triumph of 2007 by Casey Stoner riding his Desmosedici GP7. The Australian driver’s victory is still legend in the Motor Valley and to keep the memory alive there are some special specimens homologated for road use in that fantastic way. Such as the Desmosedici RR, made in a limited number of specimens to celebrate Ducati’s triumph in the premier class.
Only 1,500 units were produced worldwide of this exclusive Ducati Race Replica (hence the RR in the name) which also saw the joint work of the Red Racing Department of Borgo Panigale. This incredible two-wheeler boasts a 989 cc V4 engine, positioned at 90 ° with double desmodromic camshaft capable of delivering 180 HP in the standard version but which thanks to the Race control unit and the special exhaust system for use on the track , had been raised to 200 hp at 13,800 rpm and 115 Nm of maximum torque. The development of the Ducati Desmosedici RR had followed that of the Red used on the track also for what concerned the chassis, with fairing, guards, mudguards, fairing bracket and subframe that were made of carbon fiber, while the thermal protection of the exhaust is made of a carbon ceramic composite.
The braking system Brembo boasts a pair of twin-piston calipers and 330mm floating discs in a rain-steel configuration. The forks are signed Öhlins, a 43mm gas pressurized FG353P and a PRXB shock. The rear rim has been modified from 16 “to 17”, signed by Marchesini. The LCD screen is the same as the racing prototype and uses much of the electronics used in MotoGP. Unfortunately for he enthusiasts, the 173 model of 1.5000 has already been sold in the United States, at a price close to 50,000 euros, with the lucky and wealthy new owner who has won an exclusive two-wheeler with only 12,000 km traveled.
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