250-Mile 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR

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This 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR is one of 1,500 produced and shows just 250 miles. Based on the GP6 MotoGP bike, the RR features a dry weight of approximately 377 lbs thanks in part to carbon fiber bodywork and Marchesini wheels, and receives power from a 989cc desmodromic V4, which carries a factory-rated output of 200 horsepower at 13,500 rpm. Equipment also included a 6-speed manual gearbox, Öhlins suspension, slipper clutch, and Brembo brakes for an original MSRP of approximately $72k. This example has resided in the seller’s private collection for 10 years, during which it has been used for a handful of local car shows and featured in a Discovery Channel HD special. This Desmosedici RR is offered with factory books, accessories, and a clear Maryland title in the seller’s name. Rosso GP was the only color offered on the Desmosedici, though two graphics packages were available. This example comes equipped with Team Version graphics featuring broad white fairing stripes. The bodywork is molded in carbon fiber with a ceramic-carbon blend utilized in the tail section, which houses the exhaust silencer. A horn, headlights, tail lamps, turn signals, and license plate mount came fitted from factory. The engine is a stressed-member and a steel trellis frame connects the engine and steerer, while a carbon fiber subframe supports the rider. The aluminum swingarm is comprised of pressed, forged, and cast sections and pivots directly from the engine. The rear shock and TiN-coated 43mm USD forks were supplied by Öhlins, with each featuring preload, rebound, and high/low compression adjustments. Brembo 4-piston monoblock brake calipers are actuated by a radial master cylinder and clamp 330mm rotors up front. Forged and machined 7-spoke magnesium wheels from Marchesini measure 17″ up front and 16″ in the rear. Bridgestone developed the BT-01 Uno tire specifically for the Desmosedici RR, and a set remains installed. Instrumentation is provided via a Corse multifunction dash, which also displays ambient air temperature and comes equipped with a lap timer. Just under 250 miles are shown on the digital odometer. The 90-degree “twin pulse” V4 features a sand-cast case and cylinder heads, Pankl titanium connecting rods, four gear-driven camshafts, and desmodromic actuation to control the 16 titanium valves. Power is delivered to the 6-speed cassette-type gearbox through a dry multi-plate slipper clutch. Engine management is from Magnetti-Marelli, as are the individual 50mm throttle bodies. Exhaust gases leave through a 4-2-1 system with upward facing exits on the top of the tail section. A short video is provided above. One recall has reportedly been tended during the seller’s ownership, and a collection of factory books and accessories accompanies the bike.

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