Perfect for the weekend rider, who also happens to be a Moto GP racer.

Perfect for the weekend rider, who also happens to be a Moto GP racer.

My love for road going versions of race vehicles are not limited to cars, such as the Maserati MC 12.  My love also extends to motorcycles such as the Ducati Desmodici RR, built by Ducati to compete in the Moto GP championship.

Here is a little excerpt from the Desmodici RR Wikipedia entry:

Ducati made 1,500 Desmosedici models for public purchase. The bike was launched at the 2006 Italian MotoGP event. The entire 500 unit allocation for the United States sold out in five hours.

In 2004, Ducati announced that they would be producing a low volume bespoke replica of the Desmosedici, available from 2006.

Termed the Desmosedici RR (Racing Replica), it was claimed to be the first true road replica of a MotoGP racing bike. Priority for ordering was given to Ducati 999R owners, with production projected at one bike per day at a retail cost of US$72,500 and GBP£40,000. The price includes a three year warranty and servicing, cover plus a racing kit including a race-only exhaust system, a slip-on muffler, and complimentary fuel and ignition mapping in a “race ECU”. Production has been limited to 1,500 motorcycles. It also includes sponsor stickers, enough to fill both sides of the bike. 

So if you’ve got a spare $72k in your bank account, feel free to get yourself a Desmodici RR.  While you’re at it, pick up a nice Riva, Audemars and vintage Ferrari as well.

Wake up dude, you’re dreaming again.

The view of other riders.

The view for other riders.

ESM

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