Where that gorgeous 1199RS will be in 10 years...
SEEING the Ducati 1199RS that's set to be hitting race tracks this year led to the inevitable pools of drool and gasps at the price tag. But what will become of these things once their race career is over?
A quick search of eBay reveals two very different stories of uber-desirable machines now long past their glory days.
First up comes this – an ex-GSE Racing Ducati 996RS. At £22k, it's not cheap, but equally it's only a stone's throw from the price of a new, road-going 1199S. But read the description and its heritage is a little more confusing; “assembled from parts supplied to the GSE HM Plant team” - it's clear this bike can't easily be given a direct link to a particular rider...more