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In 2007, Casey Stoner won his first MotoGP World Championship aboard Ducati’s V4 Desmosedici racer. That same year, the Bologna brand would unleash one of the most exotic and elite production motorcycle of the last 20 years with the Desmosedici D16RR (or “Race Replica”). Limited to just 1,500 units worldwide, the ultra-exclusive two-wheeler was the closest thing the public had ever seen to a MotoGP bike with headlights for sale.
While the D16RR is often referred to as a “detuned version” of the Italian prototype racer, it actually featured an all-new 989cc, 90-degree V4 with gear-driven cams, twin-pulse firing order, Desmo valve actuation, single-piece forged steel crankshaft, and sand-cast aluminum crankcases and cylinder heads. The RR was good for close to 200hp and 85ft-lbs of torque when equipped with the special race ECU and exhaust system which was included with each bike. In road-going trim, it was still capable of putting down 180 horses. Top speed was an equally impressive 190 mph thanks to a dry weight of only 377 lbs (425 lbs wet).
The first-ever four-cylinder production Ducati, the Desmo RR boasted a heap of race-grade hardware. Brakes consisted of the same units used on Ducati’s MotoGP bikes (wet setup) with dual four-piston radial-mount monoblocs and floating 330mm discs. Ohlins supplied its 43mm gas-pressurized FG353P forks and PRXB mono-shock.
The bodywork, heel-guards, fenders, fairing bracket, and subframe are comprised of carbon fiber, while the exhaust heat-shield is made from a carbon-ceramic composite. Ducati’s MotoGP bike for the street also utilized a steel trellis frame derived from the brand’s premier class racer, and even the LCD display was plucked straight off the GP7. The whole thing rolls along on $20K Marchesini forged and machined magnesium wheels wrapped in special Bridgestone rubber developed exclusively for the D16RR. As one would expect on a motorcycle with a $70K+ sticker price, the fit and finish on the Desmo RR is absolutely exquisite. Each of the 1,500 units was built by hand by a special team and each example bares a numbered plaque.
Manufactured in November of 2008, this example is VIN: ZDMD100AA8B001185. It was “first delivered to the gentleman that owned Draggin Jeans, it was then sold to a car collector in Victoria, Australia. In this time it was only ridden once before arriving to me five years ago with 2,800 kms.”
The odometer shows 4,025 kilometers (2,501 miles).
PLACEHOLDER: Photo of odometer reading
“The motorcycle has had annual servicing performed by Brisbane Motorcycles.”
“I have sourced and located a large catalogue of spare parts for the motorcycle and had the bike upgraded to a brand new Termignoni GP7 exhaust which was performed by Troy Bayliss’ Ducati workshop Cube Performance. The motorcycle sounds and appears fantastic. It rides beautifully.”
– GP7 fibreglass race fairings (Full kit)
– GP7 carbon fibre underbelly x3
– GP7 carbon fibre tail x2
– Marchesini forged magnesium 17″ rear
– ECU x3
– Desmosedici carbon fibre nosecone
– OEM windscreen
– Race height windscreen modelled off CS27’s windscreen from his GP8 bike (also included)
– GP6 race exhaust
– GP6 standard exhaust
– GP6 carbon fiber tail section
– GP6 carbon fiber bellypan
– Loris Capirossi’s GP7 bellypan exhaust
– Casey Stoner’s GP8 tail exhaust
– Carbon Fibre swing arm covers
– 1x BT01 Bridgestone 16″ spare tyre
– Includes original DVD, trickle charger, paddock stand etc.
Inside of the tank:
PLACEHOLDER: Photo of inside of the tank.
It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax BT01 tires with date codes of XXXX and XXXX.
The sale includes HOW MANY keys.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
“There is a dent in the GP6 standard expansion pipe, before the pipe later arrives at the exhaust. The bike however arrived to me with the GP6 Race exhaust fitted and this expansion piece arrived to me in this condition.
There is one crack in a spare side fairing (I believe it is the right side) as well as the spare front fender.
The motorcycle arrived to me with a small scratch on the right fairing.”
PLACEHOLDER: Photos of blemishes.
Currently located in Queensland, Australia, this Ducati is offered on registration from Queensland, Australia. Have any Desmosedici stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!