New Book Tells History of Ducati in World Superbike The year 2011 marked the 25th anniversary of the creation of the first, of a now legendary line of Ducati Superbikes with their trademark Desmoquattro...
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This is what happens when you take a Ducati Desmosedici RR's clothes off...
The Ducati Desmosedici RR is the most desirable series production motorcycle ever made. Full stop. No other bike has so faithfully translated the performance and allure of Grand Prix road racing in streetlegal form to a highway near you. It’s a thinly disguised, MotoGP-winning factory GP6 track machine, a true racer with lights, the ultimate street legal expression of the Italian firm’s sporting credo. It’s the Mona Lisa of motorcycles.
Still, imagine sneaking past the security guards at the Louvre in Paris, and drawing graffiti on the real Mona Lisa – a neat goatee beard, maybe, and a pair of glasses. That’s the sort of sacrilege of a two-wheeled work of art which some horrified purists reckon Roland Sands has accomplished in creating the Desmo Tracker – his transformation of one of those 1,500 MotoGP replicas into a high-barred hotrod, modelled on a US flat-tracker, complete with knobbies, and totally devoid of the Desmosedici RR’s curvaceous bodywork....more here: http://www.bsmotoring.com/news/rsd-desmo-tracker-review-strip-club/5102/1
The Ducati Desmosedici RR is the most desirable series production motorcycle ever made. End of subject. No other bike has so faithfully translated the performance and allure of Grand Prix road racing in street-legal form to a highway near you - as the discerning and fortunate members of its owners club are united in appreciating. It's a true racer with lights, the ultimate expression of the Italian firm's sporting credo, as perfectly encapsulated by the one-two dominance of Ducati teammates Troy Bayliss and Loris Capirossi in the last-ever 990cc MotoGP race at Valencia in November 2006. It was those factory GP6 racers that provided the inspiration for the 1500 limited-edition run of the 200 horsepower V-four Desmosedici RRs built in 2008. It truly is the Mona Lisa of motorcycles....More