Bike feature: Ducati Desmosedici Moto GP for the road

Based on Loris Capirossis 2006 MotoGP racer, the D16 RR was the closest thing to a MotoGP racer you could buy.
Built in a limited number of only 1500 bikes, the D16 is perhaps the most unique Ducati roadbike ever built.

The only differences between the GP bike and the D16 RR is a slightly detuned engine, lights and mirrors.
Costumers who bought the bike new got a three year service plan included.

Unlike the other Ducati superbikes, the D16 RR features a V4 engine instead of the traditional 90 degree twin.
With a total of 200 horsepower at the crank, it was among the most powerfull bikes when it was launched.
The bike featured lots of exotic materials such as magnesium forged wheels and titanium engine parts.
Fairing, mudguards, heel guard and fairing brackets where all from carbon fibre.

The riding experience is as expected very track focused.
As far as feel goes the bike offers very little feedback unless you are pushing it really hard.
But even for regular riders it offered an incredible experience and a sound that few other bikes can offer.

989 cc v4
200 horsepower
171 kg dry
116 nm

Photos: Ducati

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