In 2001 Ducati caused a great stir by announcing the beginning of the project that would lead to the début of the Desmosedici in the MotoGP championship in 2003.
The bike showed an amazing power, and it was clear that the bike, the brainchild of Filippo Preziosi, had all the elements necessary to launch a winning project. Indeed this intuition became reality when Capirossi won the first historic race at the Catalunya GP in 2003.
The following year, during WDW 2004, Ducati CEO Federico Minoli announced some news that generated great enthusiasm among the fans of the "reds" of Borgo Panigale: in 2006 the production of the street version of the Desmosedici would start: the "Desmosedici RR".
Produced in a limited series of 1,500 motorcycles, today, almost ten years after the end of production, the Desmosedici RR is one of the motorcycles most highly sought by collectors.