When Ducati unveiled its MotoGP bike for the road all the way back in 2006, the world went mental. They said it'd be just like Capirossi's racer. It wasn't.
The Desmo was one awesome piece of engineering, but it fell short of the promises made by Ducati. Owners weren't getting anywhere near the quoted power figures on the dyno (usually around 160bhp from a promised 200) and it was always a bit tubbier than suggested. In the real world, their 1098 model of the era would trounce it.
In steps NCR - they bought a brand-new Desmosedici and threw most of the parts in the bin...
They took a brand-new Desmosedici directly from Ducati and set about creating the ultimate, no-holds-barred vision of what a motorcycle should be. The results were staggering.
They replaced the frame with their own carbon creation. Wheels, swingarm, subframe, bodywork, tank - all were now carbon fibre. Those discs that look like carbon?
Yeah, they're carbon. Seriously.
so. much. carbon.
The engine was also tuned to over 200bhp, the figure Ducati promised in the first place.
All of that carbon had a drastic effect on the weight of the machine - 15% down from the standard bike at a mind-blowing 145kg.
Proper carbon ceramic discs!
Well, as they say - if you have to ask, you probably can't afford it. NCR hasn't released something as trivial as a price tag for this piece of engineering perfection. We'd put a guess at £200,000-£300,000 though.