Rossi finally shows off those Ducati leathers….not sure about the yellow with the red

By Edgar Jessop
Image by Ducati Corse

Ducati have today released the first pictures of Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP colour scheme which he will use for the most of next year, save for the doubtless special editions that are bound to surface at Mugello etc. The Desmosedici GP12 is, erm, very red and yellow but not as horrible as his leathers.

Here comes the science:

Engine: four-stroke, 90-degree V4, liquid cooled, desmodromic double shaft overhead cam, four-valves per cylinder

Displacement: 799cc

Maximum power: more than 200bhp

Maximum speed: more 310km/h

Transmission: six-speed extractable Exchange,with alternative gear ratios available. Chain final drive

Clutch: Dry multi-plate slipper clutch.

Supply: Magneti Marelli indirect electronic injection, four throttle bodies with injectors above butterfly valves. Throttles operated by EVO TCF (Throttle Control & Feedback).

Fuel: Shell V-Power Racing

Lubricant: Shell Advance Ultra 4

Ignition: Magneti Marelli

Exhaust: Termignoni

Final drive: Chain Regina

Chassis: Carbon fibre

Suspension: Öhlins 48mm upside-down and Öhlins rear shock, adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping

Tyres: Bridgestone, front and rear 16.5in

Brakes: Brembo, two 320mm carbon front discs with four-piston calipers. Single stainless steel rear disc with dual-piston caliper.

Dry weight: 150kg


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