Ducati Desmosedici D16RR “True Moto GP Replica bike”

Have you ever wondered what type of Bikes are used in Moto gp and have you dreamed of riding on these dream machines.Although Moto gp machines are street illegal replica’s of the Moto gp bikes exist.Most of them have sticker jobs and only a small increase in power to the stock model of their Superbike.But have you ever wondered whether there would be a true Moto gp replica bike which uses the same components used on the Moto gp bikes ? like tyres,suspension,brakes etc. If this was your question then the answer would definitely be the Ducati Desmosedici RR.The bike is priced at $72.5 k when it was delivered in 2008 it was first introduced in 2006 and the production took 2 years.At first Ducati want to manufacture only 300 bikes but due to customer demand the number has increased to 1500.The total allocation of 500 bikes to america were sold in just five hours.Priority was given to Ducati 999R owners.Tom cruise also owns the Ducati Desmosedici RR.The Ducati Desmosedici RR is a road going version of the Ducati Desmosedici GP 6 Moto gp race bike.

Design:

The bike is built on Ducati Trademarked Tubular-steel trellis frame.The bike has full body fairing and the entire body and fairings are made from carbon fiber to reduce weight of the bike.The connecting rods inside the engine are made up of titanium as we all know that titanium is a precious metal which adds up to the cost of the bike.The bike is equipped with front dual projector headlamps and two pilot lamps the headlights were aligned at a slanting angle to make the bike feel more ferocious from the front.Air intake is provided in between the in between the two projectors housing adding to the look of the bike.The bike has only one seat and the pillion seat houses the exhaust and exhaust gases leave through the pillion seat.The fuel tank is made up of aluminium alloy.The bike has clip on handlebars and billet foot rests.The fairing mounted rear view mirrors are also perfectly designed.The bike is supplied with sponsor decal kit which is enough to fill the sides of the bike.The bike has no side stand they offer a free paddock stand with the bike

Engine:

The bike is a V-4 DOHC,liquid cooled engine with 4 titanium valves per cylinder.The bike produces a maximum horse power of 197 hp@13,800 rpm and Torque:11.8 kg·m (116 N·m; 85 ft·lbf) @ 10,500 RPM.The same bore and stroke measurements (86.0mm x 42.56mm) are used on the Ducati Desmosedici GP 6 Moto GP race bike.It has Titanium intake and exhaust valves.The crankshaft is one piece forged steel crankshaft.The vallves are made from titanium. Ducati on this bike employed Gear driven overhead cams which enables precious valve timing in all conditions.The bike is equipped with wet plate slipper clutch and six speed cassette type gear box which are used in Moto GP.

Tires and Suspension :

The tires are specially made for the Ducati Desmosedici RR by Bridgestone with a dedicated tread pattern and construction and profile.The suspension and brakes also derived from GP 6.The front and rear suspension uses Ohlins forks.The front Ohlins FG353  gas forks which are  adjustable in preload, rebound and compression.The  Ohlins rear shock has rebound, low/high speed compression adjustment, and hydraulic preload adjustment.As the suspension if of a race track and adjusted for road use the suspension feels rigid in bumps and some unexpected road conditions.

Brakes:

The front and rear brakes are Brembo disc brakes.The front is equipped with Brembo monoblock 34 mm four piston calipers and 320 mm semi floating disc with machined flange improves the braking experience.The rear brake has two pistons and a 240 mm fixed disc.

Colors:

The bike is available in two different colors of the same red shade.One is “Rosso gp” and the other is “Team version”.The team version has a white strip on the side fairings and the Rosso gp has a white striped rear part.

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Team Version

Rosso GP

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