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2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR | Stupid Money | Motorcyclist Magazine

2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR | Stupid Money | Motorcyclist Magazine | Ductalk: What's Up In The World Of Ducati | Scoop.it
One rumor has it that the company lost money on every one. Another says the streetbikes helped fund the race effort.

Ducati produced 1500 copies of the Desmosedici RR for use on the street: essentially GP6 MotoGP bikes with lights and horns. One rumor has it that the company lost money on every one. Another says the streetbikes helped fund the race effort. Either way, the entire run sold out in a few hours at $72,500 a pop, complete with a three-year warranty and free service, along with a rear stand, battery charger, cover and an official Ducati Corse squeegee for applying the included race-replica decals.

It was the first four-cylinder Ducati sold to the public; the first Ducati driving its cams without bevel shafts, belts or chains; the first Ducati with a carbon-fiber subframe. The D16RR stood on the foreskin of technology in 2008 and remains adjacent to the bleeding edge. Brembo billet radial-mount brakes and radial master cylinders with flip-up levers, an Öhlins remote gas-reservoir fork (with 48 adjustment settings) and Marchesini forged-magnesium wheels are just the beginning.

Read more: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/howto/smart_money/122_1204_2008_ducati_desmosedici_rr/index.html#ixzz1qYUKi1Fo

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