Unique Desmosedici RR at G8 Summit
“We feel a very strong sense of belonging to the Italian community and it makes us very proud to be able to show what we do to the Heads of State and Government that will participate in the G8,” declared Gabriele Del Torchio, President of Ducati.
Ducati’s Desmosedici RR model has been a limited production run of only 1500 units that sold out before the bikes were even built. The bike is derived from the MotoGP machine, and features the same technology that helped Casey Stoner take the Chamionship title in 2007.
Ducati representatives also stated they want to contribute to the reconstruction of Abruzzo. “Ducati and its employees have already shown solidarity in light of the Abruzzo tragedy. This important initiative, carried out with the Fiera Milano, allows us to help in a concrete way,” Del Torchio continued.
The bike will be exhibited at L’Aquila, inside the building reserved for the representatives of the eight countries that will participate in the summit, as a testimonial of Italian ingenuity and technology.
Once the summit concludes, the “Desmosedici RR – G8” will be handed over to the Fiera Milano and auctioned during the 2009 edition of the international EICMA motorcycle trade show, to take place from November 10 to 15, with proceeds going towards the reconstruction of the Abruzzo region. The Desmosedici RR is equipped with a 989cc engine which is able to reach a maximum power of 230 horsepower and a top speed of 350 km/h, weighing only 148 kg.