Ducati unveils 2018 MotoGP bike livery

Ducati unveils 2018 MotoGP bike livery

Ducati has unveiled new Moto GP 2018 Moto GP bike at the Ducati Auditorium, Bologna (Italy) along with the factory riders Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso. Ducati have done radical bodywork on the new Desmosedici GP18. The consistent approach towards developing a better aerodynamic motorcycle year after year is clearly exhibited in the 2018 bike. But this is not the final look as the 2018 will feature new aerodynamics and the new bike will be revealed before the season opener in Qatar. The bike shown here is the 2017 bike with all the graphics that will make it to the 2018 bike.

Ducati Desmosedici GP – Technical Specifications

Engine: Liquid-cooled, 90° V4, four-stroke, evo desmodromic DOHC, four valves per cylinder

Capacity: 1,000cc

Maximum power: Over 250hp

Maximum speed: Over 350 km/h (218 mph)

Transmission: Ducati Seamless Transmission (DST_EVO). Chain final drive

Carburation: Indirect electronic injection, four throttle bodies with injectors above and below the butterfly valves. Throttles operated by the new EVO 2 TCF (Throttle Control & Feedback) system

Fuel: Shell Racing V-Power

Lubricant: Shell Advance Ultra 4

Exhaust: Akrapovic

Final Drive: D.I.D Chain

Frame: Aluminium alloy evo twin-spar

Suspension: Öhlins inverted 48mm front fork and Öhlins rear shock absorber, adjustable for preload, new factory evolution damping system

Electronics: Magneti Marelli ECU programmed with Dorna Unified Software

Tyres: Michelin 17″ front and rear

Brakes: Brembo, two 340mm carbon front discs with four-piston callipers. Single stainless steel rear disc with two-piston calliper

Dry weight: 157 kg (346.1 lbs.)

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