Ducati Desmosedici RR
The Ducati Desmosedici RR is a limited production road-legal version of the Desmosedici MotoGP racebike.
In 2004, Ducati announced at the Misano circuit at the World Ducati Week that a low volume road replica of the Desmosedici would be available for reservations beginning in June 2006. With Ducati making 1,500 Desmosedici models for public purchase.
Ducati first showed a final production version of the bike at a press day for the '06 Italian Grand Prix at Mugello. 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 GB£40,000. The price included a three-year warranty and servicing, cover, and a racing kit including a race-only exhaust system, a slip-on muffler, and complementary fuel and ignition mapping in a "race ECU". It also included enough sponsor stickers to fill both sides of the bike. With forged magnesium wheels the Desmosedici RR was the first Ducati production bike to use them.
Aprilia used them in 2002 on their limited edition RSVR Tuono.
The Ducati Desmosedici RR production started beginning in October 2007 till December 2008, and the first customer orders delivered from January 2008.