Don't be fooled by the replica moniker, for this is almost exactly what Loris Caparossi and Sete Gibernau raced in in the 2006 MotoGP season. Powering the Desmosedici RR is a replica of the unit that powered Ducati's MotoGP bikes – a 989cc V-configuration 4-Cylinder unit that cranked out 200 pure-bred Italian stallions, which gave it a 0-160kmph time of less than 5.5 seconds, and a top speed of above 307kmph.
Every single component on the bike was made from exotic materials: the panels were all carbon-fiber, the frame was a hybrid trellis made from steel and carbon-fiber, and the swingarm was machined from aluminium alloy. The bike employed race-spec Ohlins suspension at the front and rear, and was shod with specially designed tyres from Bridgestone. The Desmosedici RR also came with an additional exhaust system and ECU designed specifically for track-use, which unleashed a few extra horses.
All the 1500 bikes were ever made were sold even before production commenced, and each retailed in excess of $70,000 in 2007. Adjusting for inflation, and adding import duties and taxes, the Desmosedici RR would cost nearly a cool Rs 1 crore, if it were on sale now in India.
Check out the official images of the Desmosedici RR from Ducati.