Ducati Unveils Monster GP Replica Bikes
The two liveries in question are, in fact, dedicated to the two factory riders, Nicky “The Kentucky Kid” Hayden and Valentino “The Doctor” Rossi.
The new kits have been inspired by the livery of the Desmosedici GP11, which will power both riders this year, with a white design presented on a background of red. Each GP Replica scheme is decorated with the riders’ respective logos and further personalised with Rossi’s signature flash of fluorescent yellow and racing number “46” and Hayden’s “69”.
Both color schemes are available as suitable accessories for the 696, 796, 1100 and 1100 S Monsters as well as the brand new Monster 1100EVO and will be available as original colours on new Ducati Monsters in participating countries.
In the UK, for example, these colour schemes will be available from May at a retail price of £552.34 excluding VAT.
Dubbed Monster Art GP Replica, the new schemes are part of the Monster Art project that was first introduced in 2009. The project then offered an additional range of colours to the standard factory options with a collection called “Colour Therapy”, while in 2010 the introduction of the “Logomania” collection celebrated 50 years of historic Ducati logo styles.
“Starting from early evening, the huge event promises a packed program of entertainment with a concert and star-studded line-up of VIPs joining in the Ducati party until the riders appear on stage with the Desmosedici GP11 at 9pm,” Ducati explains in a statement.
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