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Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by beansbaxter, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. Press Release

    The Ducati project continues with the development and testing of the exclusive V4 engine.


    BOLOGNA, 27 October 2004 - Officially presented to the “Ducati tribe” in May at World Ducati Week 2004, the development of the Desmosedici RR project continues to evolve. For the last few weeks the new MotoGP Racing Replica Desmodromic 4-cylinder L engine has been put through the paces by the Ducati R&D department for its first reliability and durability tests.
    The Desmosedici RR engine is undergoing motoring and firing tests aimed at determining the life and strength of the components subjected to the stresses this high power engine creates.
    Testing of this engine will proceed as planned, proceeding to dynamic tests and the demanding and complex development that will take this new Ducati gem from the track to the road.
    An ambitious and extremely demanding project, the new frontier of Ducati technological development preserves all the fundamentals of the bike used in the MotoGP World Championship. A dream come true, which once again testifies to Ducati's ability to transfer its vast racing expertise to the road.
    This project offers unparalleled level of technological development. The Desmosedici RR engine accurately reflects the actual MotoGP engine: the traditional Ducati desmodromic timing system combines perfectly with the modernity of the 989 cc 4-cylinder (4 valves per cylinder) L structure, using cutting-edge technologies previously confined exclusively for racing, such as camshafts driven by a cascade of gears, entirely removable 6-speed gearbox, in addition to the use of high-quality materials and alloys, like sand-cast aluminium for the casing and heads, titanium for the connecting rods and valves, and magnesium for the engine covers.
    The exclusivity of the new Desmosedici RR will be confirmed by meticulous care to detail and assembly. All this, together with top-notch performance, will make the Desmosedici RR the new standard in the motorcycle world.
    As planned, the bike will only be revealed in its final form in November, 2005, on the occasion of EICMA in Milan. Delivery of the first Desmosedici RR will take place at WDW2006 where, on the same stage that saw the initial presentation of the project, the first dream machine will be handed over to a lucky Ducatista.
  2. Talk about a dream bike!!!

  3. It's gotta be better than a twin - see even Ducati knows that 4 is where it is at :p
  4. Since returning to MotoGP in 2003 Ducati ran a 4 cylinder configuration. In MotoGP what does it matter as long as you grab podiums/wins. Last time I checked a 4 doesn't work for Suzuki in MotoGP. They can't even finish in the top 10. A 4 works for Yamaha though. What about 5? Works pretty good for Honda.

    For the rest of us, 1, 2, or 4 who cares as long as the cops ain't following with the lights on.
  5. And for everything else, there is the 8500 X50...
  6. erickb

    erickb Mr. PNW Riders 2007

    yea they are out now, would still take an R7 over one of them though
  7. 02

    02 Retired

    Ducati hater.... :mrgreen:
  8. Good man....

  9. an r7 over a desmo rr? BLASPHEMY I SAY
  10. erickb

    erickb Mr. PNW Riders 2007

    way less R's then desmos I like to be different and not like every other rich guy. You would never see 3 R7's at the track at the same time unlike the desmo's (and yes the desmo's are f*** sick, I just prefer being different)
  11. RVFR

    RVFR Pilot in Command

    V4s , L4s only way to go...;)
  12. i guess i see it the other way around... i like to be different, and while an r7 looks sounds and probably feels about like most other yammies, the desmo looks unique, sounds amazing, and has the v4 engine (how many v4's do you see around compared to I4's?) to boot
  13. erickb

    erickb Mr. PNW Riders 2007

    good points, but since the Desmos came out there have been 3 at the track, and some others rolling around. Since the R7 came out years ago I have only seen one in person and that was sitting at I-90 motorsports.
  14. I think this is the biggest revival thread I have ever seen. I was really confused reading the OP until I looked at the date.

  15. A Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02 looks, sounds and feels like no other motorcycle and certainly not like any other Yamaha.



  16. I love this bike!
  17. So which is YOUR bike of choice Kie?


    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, lol.
  18. I love the R7 so much. Missed out on a great deal on one a few months ago. After weeks of counseling, I'm almost back on my feet.
  19. except for the tail upper and side fairings :thefinge: