22 Mart 2011 Salı

Video Review 2009 Ducati Desmosedici RR SE

Following the example of Ferrari and Lamborghini, Ducati goes exclusive with the Desmosedici RR, as exclusive as a bike developed with Casey Stoner on its back can be. The L-four cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, Desmodromic, four valves per cylinder engine with gear driven camshafts features 86mm bore and 42,56mm stroke, just like on the 2006 MotoGP Ducati (the D16GP6), ending up displacing 989cc. Fed through a Magneti Marelli fuel injection system with four 50mm throttle bodies spraying microjets through their 12-hole injectors and breathing out through a 102 dB race pipe, the extremely refined piece of mechanical engineering develops a mind-blowing 200hp at 13,800rpm and 85,55 lb-ft of torque at 10,500rpm.

The extremely powerful motor works with a cassette type six-speed gearbox and hydraulically actuated dry multi-plate slipper clutch, both units being the closest things you’ll get to those on the racing bike, if not THE real thing.
The engine is used as a stressed member of the tubular steel Trellis hybrid frame, while the rest of the chassis is the same as on the 2006 MotoGP one. You get the 43 mm upside-down Ohlins FG353P pressurized forks (PFF), with TiN coated sliders, which are fully adjustable in preload, rebound and compression, while the rear shock is also provided by Ohlins and is rebound, low/high speed compression adjustable and hydraulic preload adjustable.