2008 Ducati Desmosedici #173

SOLD FOR: $48,792

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on December 14, 2021

Winner: jbfrancis3

Winning Bid: $45,600
Buyer Fee: $3,192
Total: $48,792

Description

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2008 Ducati Desmosedici. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

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.

This example (VIN: ZDM1ZDFW58B000173, Engine #: ZDF8000176) is #173 of the 1,500 that were produced.

The odometer shows 7,178 miles.

Adam took it out for a couple of Sunday rides, and then in preparation for the listing, we had Marc Maidens give it a 7,500 mile service and we asked him to handle anything that could be of risk. We told him to act as if he owned it, so he:
– replaced the coolant, oil, and filter.
– resealed the timing cover as it had a slight leak.
– replaced the main timing gear with the updated one. While the cover was off he retorqued the main journal nuts.
– adjusted the valve clearances, required 3 closers and 2 openers.
– while doing the valves he installed updated closing springs
– reassembled with new gaskets and new spark plugs.
– synchronized the throttle bodies
– replaced battery box dampers
– rechecked for any other leaks and found nothing.

Modifications:
White bodywork with light grey seat, painted or powdercoated swingarm (the stock one is black).

Upgraded Brembo calipers front and rear, aftermarket rear rotor.

17″ Marchesini rear wheel (it is very difficult to source the original 16″ tires now), aftermarket swingarm spools. The sale includes an OEM 16″ rear wheel with an aged out tire.

Factory race muffler (the stock muffler is included).

Techspec tank pads.

Rizoma pegs.

Axle sliders.

Aftermarket clutch cover.

Aftermarket gas cap.

Nicky Hayden 69 sticker on front fairing.

Cosmetic Blemishes:




12/13 Update: Thanks to Djm178 in the comments, who pointed out that this is missing the manual brake free-play adjuster.

Inside of tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Sportmax Q4 tires from 2018.

The sale includes the original red bodywork with tank, original black seat, and a race front fairing/tail in white. 12/14 Update: Please note that there is no red subframe.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Ducati is offered on a clean California title with registration that expired in February 2021. The California DMV vehicle registration fee calculator shows that it would be $625 to make the registration current through February 2023.

Have any Desmosedici stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

2008

Make

Ducati

Model

Desmosedici RR

Mileage

7,178

VIN

ZDM1ZDFW58B000173

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/ZDM1ZDFW58B000173.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 14

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: jbfrancis3

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
jbfrancis3 December 14, 2021 11:59 am $45,600
Mkdarr65 December 14, 2021 11:59 am $45,500 Auto
Mkdarr65 December 14, 2021 8:48 am $45,200
Alias_manzo December 14, 2021 7:41 am $45,100
BellissiMoto December 14, 2021 7:41 am $45,000 Auto
BellissiMoto December 8, 2021 10:32 am $44,750 Reserve
Motolemoto December 8, 2021 10:32 am $27,000 Auto
Motolemoto December 7, 2021 10:32 pm $25,100
mrflipflops December 7, 2021 10:32 pm $25,000 Auto
mrflipflops December 7, 2021 10:32 pm $20,100 Auto
Motolemoto December 7, 2021 10:32 pm $20,000
mrflipflops December 7, 2021 3:03 pm $5,100
NHeidel December 7, 2021 3:03 pm $5,000 Auto
NHeidel December 7, 2021 9:30 am $1,000
Auction started December 7, 2021 8:27 am
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