Ducati Monstersedici RR could compete with B-King, VMAX

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Ducati_Monstersedici_RR.jpgHang on, hang on. This isn’t real, just a speculative illustration. Apparently, Ducati briefly toyed with the idea of making a naked Desmosedici RR in an attempt to recoup some of the costs associated with developing the 200bhp MotoGP replica. The 1,500 $76,500 bikes were all sold at a loss, which was written off by the publicity they garnered. Ducati apparently felt a naked version would dilute the Desmosedici brand to too great a degree, killing the project before development began. A Monstersedici RR sure would have given the 197bhp 2009 Yamaha VMAX pause for thought, wouldn’t it have? Another image follows the jump.
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via Motorrad

  • http://www.tlzone.net crashtd

    200hp? check. hot italian styling? check. made with the same industrial machinery from the world war two days? che…wait a minute.

    i love the desmocidici. heck i love almost the entire ducati line, but one visit to the factory just about killed my boyish crush on their bikes. i don’t know how a company can do so many things right, and still do something SO wrong.

    i’d still steal that bike if i saw it on a street corner though.

  • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes

    I’m tempted to agree with you, but for a little Italian company with some backwards practices, Ducati still builds some of the most technically advanced bikes out there. The 1098R has real traction control for instance.

  • http://www.tlzone.net crashtd

    It also has a steel trellis frame.

  • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes

    There’s nothing wrong with a steel trellis frame, they work just as well as aluminum beams. I’m not a huge Ducati fan, I’d rather have an Aprilia or KTM (just to avoid the image), but there’s no arguing with the competence of their latest products. Now, if they’d just stop using a derivative Japanese design language on the 1098 and 848…