Ducati Desmosedici RR

The Ducati Desmosedici RR is a limited production road-legal version of the Desmosedici MotoGP racebike. Ducati made 1500 Desmosedicis for public purchase. The bike was launched at the 2006 Italian MotoGP event. The entire 500 units for the United States sold out in five hours. In 2004, Ducati announced that they would be producing a low volume bespoke replica of the Desmosedici, available from 2006.

Termed the Desmosedici RR (Racing Replica), it was claimed to be the first true road replica of a MotoGP racing bike. Priority for ordering was given to Ducati 999R owners, with production projected at one bike per day at a retail cost of US$72,500 and GBP£40,000. The price includes a three year warranty and servicing, cover plus a racing kit including a "race only" exhaust system, a "slip-on" muffler and complimentary fuel and ignition mapping in a "race ECU". Production has been limited to 1500 motorcycles. It also includes sponsor stickers, enough to fill both sides of the bike.

The bike was eventually launched at the 2006 Italian MotoGP event at Mugello, with production beginning in December 2007 and the first customer orders delivered from January 2008. Ducati guaranteed customer orders would be fulfilled by the end of 2008.


  • Type: Double L-Twin (4 cylinder Twin Pulse), liquid-cooled, DOHC, Desmodromic, four valves per cylinder, gear-driven camshafts
  • Displacement: 989 cc (60.4 cu in)
  • Power: 147.1 kW (197.3 bhp) @ 13,800 rpm[4]
  • Torque: 11.8 kg·m (85 ft·lbf) @ 10,500 rpm[4]
  • Fuel injection: Four 50 mm (2.0 in) Magneti Marelli throttle bodies, 12-hole "microjet" with injectors over throttle, manual idle control
  • Exhaust: '4-into-2-into-1' vertical exit exhaust/silencer
  • Emissions: Euro 3
  • Gearbox: 6-speed; Cassette type
  • Clutch: Dry multi-plate slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • Body: Full carbon fiber bodywork
  • Frame: Tubular steel trellis hybrid, carbon fiber seat support, aluminum swingarm
  • Front Suspension: Öhlins 'FG353' PFF forks USD 43 mm (1.7 in) pressurized, with preload, rebound and compression adjustment, TiN coated sliders
  • Front Wheel: Marchesini forged and machined magnesium alloy wheels, with 7 spoke design as GP6
  • Rear Suspension: Öhlins rear shock, with rebound, low/high speed compression adjustment, and hydraulic preload adjustment
  • Rear Wheel: Marchesini forged and machined magnesium alloy wheels, with 7 spoke design as GP6
  • Tires: Bridgestone, front 120/70 R17- rear 200/55 R16
  • Front Brake: Two Brembo radial "monoblock" calipers with four 34 mm (1.3 in) pistons; two semi-floating 320 mm (13 in) x 6 mm (0.24 in) discs, with machined flange: the same as GP6 wet race set-up
  • Rear Brake: 240 mm (9.4 in) fixed disc, fixed caliper with two 34 mm (1.3 in) pistons
  • Fuel tank: aluminum alloy
  • Dry Weight: 171 kg (377.0 lb)
  • Instruments: New lightweight Corse electronic multifunction dashboard with LCD 'bar' graph tachometer, trip/odometer, anti-theft immobilizer, lap time measurement, oil pressure, fuel reserve, EOBD, clock, air temperature, rev counter
  • Colors: Two versions — 1) Desmosedici RR: Rosso GP with a white number plate on the tail section; 2) Desmosedici RR "Team Version": Rosso GP with broad white fairing stripe.
  • Versions: Single-seat with racing exhaust (102 dB) - without catalytic converter. A team sponsor decal kit will be provided with each bike.
  • Top speed 190mph
  • Average fuel consumption 33mpg
Video of Ducati Desmosedici :

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

The ZZR1400 (Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 in North America) is a hyper sport motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and is currently their most powerful sport bike. It was introduced at the Tokyo 2005 show and released for the 2006 model year as a replacement for the ZX-12R. Its direct competitor in the hyper sport segment is the Suzuki Hayabusa.

The ZZR1400 is capable of accelerating from 0–60 mph in 2.5 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 186 mph (299 km/h). This limit has been in effect on both Kawasaki and Suzuki sport motorcycles since 2001 when both companies realized that the speed war between them would only serve to bring about government regulation. However, the Ninja also has been reported at speeds of 210 mph with its limiter removed for all motorcycle needs. The motorcycle was featured in season 10 of Fifth Gear on October 30, 2006.

Motorcycle USA road tested the bike in its October 10, 2006, issue and posted the following stock results:
  • 60 ft.: 1.713 sec.
  • 330 ft.: 4.349 sec.
  • 1/8 mile: 6.447 sec., achieving 117.39 mph
  • 1/4 mile: 9.783 sec., achieving 147.04 mph (top speed 186 mph)

The manufacturer’s MSRP for the 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 in the U. S. market is $11,699–11,999.

  • 2006: Passion Red, Ebony, and Candy Thunder Blue. (European model: Pearl Meteor Gray and Candy Thunder Blue.)
  • 2007: Diablo Black, Candy Plasma Blue, and Special Edition Pearl Crystal White.
  • 2008: Metallic Midnight Sapphire Blue, Atomic Silver, and Special Edition Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Persimmon Red.
  • 2009: Candy Lime Green/Flat Super Black, Special Edition Candy Burnt Orange/Metallic Diablo Black

  • Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries
  • Also called ZZR1400 (Europe and Japan)
  • Production 2006-present
  • Predecessor Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R
  • Successor none
  • Class hyper sport
  • Engine 1352 cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four
  • BorexStroke: 84.0 x 61.0 mm
  • CR: 12.0:1
  • DFI with 4xMikuni 44 mm throttle bodies
  • Torque 113.5 ft·lbf / 153.9 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
  • Transmission 6-speed, X-ring chain
  • Suspension Front: 43 mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments / 4.6 in travel
  • Rear: Uni-Trak with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height / 4.8 in travel
  • Brakes Front: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers
  • Rear: Single 250 mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rake, Trail 23 degrees / 94 mm
  • Wheelbase 57.5 in, 146.1 cm
  • Dimensions L 85.4 in, 216.9 cm W 29.9 in, 75.9 cm H 46.1 in, 117.1 cm
  • Seat height 31.5 in, 80 cm
  • Weight 474 lb, 215 kg (2007) / 485 lb, 220 kg (2008) (dry), 555 lb, 251.7 kg (2007) (wet)
  • Fuel capacity 5.8 US gallons (22 l)
Video of Kawasaki ZX-1400

Suzuki Hayabusa

The Suzuki Hayabusa (also known as the GSX1300R in some countries) is a hyper sport motorcycle originally introduced by Suzuki in 1999. It has a 1298 cc (79.2 cu in) inline-4 engine and was consistently tested as the fastest production motorcycle in the world before the 2001 detuning agreement referred below. The 2009 model has a MSRP of US$13,199.

The name Hayabusa translates directly from the Japanese as Peregrine Falcon, The bird is said to be capable of speeds of over 200 mph (322 km/h) — and predator of (perhaps not coincidentally) the common blackbird. The name is a subtle reference to Honda's competing Hawk models. When introduced in 1999, it overtook the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird as the fastest production motorcycle. The first generation of the Hayabusa was called the GSX1300R and was powered by a 1299 cc (79.2 cu in) inline-4 liquid-cooled engine. It remained substantially unchanged up through the 2007 model year.

Competition in the hyper sport bike segment increased with the release of motorcycles like the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 and BMW K1200S. This increased competition led to Suzuki heavily revising the GSX1300R for the 2008 model year. Suzuki has dropped the GSX1300R designation in some countries and simply called the motorcycle the Hayabusa. The engine size was increased to 1349 cc (82.3 cu in) with the compression ratio increasing to 12.5:1. The revised engine has a claimed 12% increase in power to 194 hp (145 kW).

Fuel is now fed through a pair of new 44 mm (1.7 in) Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) throttle bodies. The Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS), a technology introduced on the GSX-R line of motorcycles, provides three options of power delivery for a range of touring to wide open high performance. Some of the more notable features include a new 4-2-1-2 exhaust system meets Euro 3 and EPA Tier 2 emission regulations, a slipper clutch, and redesigned bodywork.

The motorcycle in stock form is capable of the following performance:
  • 1/4 mile (402 m): 9.34 seconds @ 149.7 mph (241 km/h)
  • 0–60 mph: 2.49 seconds
  • 0–180 mph: 15.9 seconds
  • Top speed: 188 mph (303 km/h) electronically restricted

  • Engine : 1349 cc (82 cu in), 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve
  • Bore Stroke : 81.0 x 65.0 mm
  • Compression Ratio : 12.5:1
  • Power : 197 hp (147 kW)[5]
  • Torque : 102.3 lb·ft (139 N·m)[5]
  • Fuel System : Fuel Injection
  • Lubrication : Wet sump
  • Ignition : Digital/Transistorized
  • Transmission : 6-speed, constant mesh
  • Final Drive : #530 chain
  • Overall Length : 2195 mm (86.4 in)
  • Overall Width : 740 mm (29.1 in)
  • Overall Height : 1170 mm (46.1 in)
  • Seat Height : 805 mm (31.7 in)
  • Ground Clearance : 120 mm (4.7 in)
  • Wheelbase : 1485 mm (58.5 in)
  • Dry Weight : 220 kg (485 lb)
  • Suspension Front : Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, adjustable rebound damping and adjustable compression damping
  • Suspension Rear : Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, adjustable compression & rebound damping
  • Brakes Front : 4-pot Tokico radial mount calipers on 310mm x 5.5mm disc
  • Brakes Rear : Single hydraulic disc
  • Tires Front : 120/70-ZR-17
  • Tires Rear : 190/50-ZR-17
  • Fuel Tank Capacity : 21 l (5.5 US gal) -- 20.0 l (5.3 US gal) CA. model

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