Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR. 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.
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us change the oil and oil filter, flush the brake fluid, flush the coolant, service the chain, and give the bike a detail. Please note: The seller states that all recalls have been performed and that appears to be confirmed when the VIN is searched on Ducati’s Recall Campaign page.
Yonni did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
Fuel Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Years – Front: 0912; Rear:4312
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 80%
Tire Pressure – Front: 32PSI; Rear:
Brake Life – Front: 80%; Rear: 90%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Rear/Clutch: Ok
Drive Chain Condition: Ok, just cleaned
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: New
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: New
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Battery: ***Shorai – Lithium Battery Installed***
Capacity: 10.0 Ah
State of Health: 100%
State of Charge: 100%
Starter Test: 12.16V Normal
Charging Test: Load Off: 13.01V; Load On: 12.88V
Diode Ripple: No Ripple Detected
Test Ride: 8 mile test ride, bike operates as intended
-Tires are out of date; Rear wheel is an original 16″
The sale also includes the factory rear stand, the street ECU and street exhaust, a spare exhaust shield, as well as the factory cover, the factory tool kit, a Ducati Data Analyzer, the original owner’s manuals, and a selection of workshop manuals.
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 current through May 2024. The seller is keeping the (custom) California plate, if the buyer is in California then the DMV will issue a new one. Have any Desmosedici stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!