DUCATI builds V4 engines?

Discussion in 'General Discussion / News / Information' started by KZ, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. KZ

    KZ Ol'Timer

    Just read in a magazine that in August two limited series DUCATI Desmosedici D16RR models will arrive for sale in Bangkok for about $75000 a pop. So who's buying the other one? Just kidding.
    But I read that this bike employs a 990cc 16 valve V4 - first time I hear of a four-cylinder DUCATI. Has this been going on for a long time?
     
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  3. Pikey

    Pikey Ol'Timer

    Yep, since Ducati entered MotoGP when it went 4 stroke. Someone more into Dukes (Snail, Rustic Charm, Monsterman or Azoulay no doubt) will prob be able to let you know the exact year but definitely the last 3 or 4 years. If I remember rightly, they also one the constructors championship title in their first year.

    The MotoGP replica went on sale late last year I think.

    Cheers,

    Pikey.
     
  4. desmomonstro

    desmomonstro Ol'Timer

    they produce v4 990 but they dont produce vtr250 with ducati sticker on it :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  5. Shawn in Oz

    Shawn in Oz Member

    Yep, the MotoGP replica would be my dream bike if I had the spare cash
    & I could always pull 2 spark plugs out to make snail feel better :D
     
  6. shanes

    shanes Ol'Timer

    they cost 75 usd in the states as my mate has one , i very much doubt you will get one in this country for any where near that money ,you should except to pay double that here
     
  7. desmomonstro

    desmomonstro Ol'Timer

    the price is 3,4 mb wich is about 100000 usd.
     
  8. monsterman

    monsterman Ol'Timer

    They actually made a V4 750 in the late 1960s but decided it was too heay and went for the V /L twin format.

    expect the V4 to be built for other Ducati models in the future as Aprillia now also do a V4
     
  9. KZ

    KZ Ol'Timer

    Hmmm... I bet they know what they're doing, maybe with all that high-powered japanese competition the V-Twin just wasn't cutting it anymore, kind of like at BMW, they came out in '83 with a triple/four cylinder...
    But to me a DUCATI is a 90 dgree V-Twin! A red italian bike that sounds like a V-Max is something to get used to...
    On the other hand I was laughing about old fashioned Harley riders who didn't want to accept a watercooled OHC Sportster. Times (and machinery) are changing, that's progress, but I hope that V-Twin DUCATI bikes will still be available for a long time.
     

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