Desmosedici is a compound word made from the Italian for sixteen, "sedici" and
the name of Ducati's trademark desmodromic valve design. The DOHC 16 V4 engine
is composed of two 90 degree L twin components held together in a tubular steel
truss-frame, with swing arm and rear shock pivots directly attached to engine in
a truly original fashion. The sleek and powerful bike was piloted in its debut
2003 MotoGP season by L. Capirossi, former 125 and 250cc class title holder, and
World Superbike Champion T. Bayliss. The GP4 really showed its stuff during its
2003 debut season, taking 3rd place at Suzuka and winning 1st at Catalunya.
Maintaining the same basic structure in 2004, Ducati brushed up everything from
the engine to the body to make an even higher performance superbike. While the
Desmosedici GP4 had a difficult first half of the season, it began to show
results towards the end, with L. Capirossi winning 3rd place in round 15. T.
Bayliss also took 3rd in the final round, ending Ducati's season on a high-note,
and promising further excitement still to come!
Build either Capirossi or Bayliss's bike
High quality Cartograf decals for Capirossi's No.65 bike and Bayliss's No.12
bike are included. Separate parts allow accurate depiction of each rider's
custom seat, further enhancing realism.
Latest Ducati News!
Ducati Wins at MOTO GP 2005 Japan Grand Prix! Italian rider Loris Capirossi took
victory for Ducati, and his first personal win this season, at the Japan Grand
Prix held in Motegi on September 18th. After capturing the pole position on the
first day, Capirossi swept to victory on the second day, as well as laying down
a new Motegi track record on his third lap. Pictures at left: Capirossi and the
Ducati pit crew examine Tamiya's 1/12 scale Ducati Desmosedici.
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