The Ducati Desmosedici RR is the flagship of the Ducati range with the potent desmo V4 effectively being a road going version of the MotoGP racer that won the last ever race of the 990cc era. The first examples of a limited production run of 1,500 were sold in 2008 but if you weren’t flush then, struggled through the financial crisis last year only to emerge fiscally robust now, there are still 8 brand new examples left in the USA.
Pro Italia, located in Glendale California, announced today that it has obtained, for sale, the very last, brand-new, unregistered Desmocedici D16RR available from Ducati North America. The total count of all available new Desmos in North America is a mere eight. The others are located at these fine Ducatisti:
- • Battley Cycles, Gaithersburg, MD
- • Gold Coast Motorsports, New Hyde Park, NY
- • Duc Pond Motorsports, Winchester, VA
- • Ducati de Puerto Rico, Carolina, PR • Giant Motorsports, Chicago, IL
- • TT Motorcycles, Clinton Township, MN
- • Southwest Motorrad, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Pro Italia sold the very first Desmo in the US (to much fanfare) in February 2008, hours before Maverick got his. Bill Nation, Dealer/Principal of Pro Italia noted:
“The Desmocedici D16RR is a one of a kind motorcycle, never to be duplicated. It represents authentic MotoGP technology and Ducati excellence. When these last eight bikes are sold there will be no other new ones for sale in the US and an era will have ended.”
That will certainly be true for the 990cc machine but rumors remain of a Ducati Desmosedici 800cc version on the horizon.
Source: Pro Italia