First Look: Rossi's Desmosedici GP12

Ducati Desmosedici GP12 livery unveiled on Facebook

Posted: 19 March 2012
by Visordown News

DUCATI have revealed the new Desmosedici GP12 that Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden will campaign in the 2012 MotoGP season.

The new race livery for the Desmosedici was unveiled in a live online presentation, broadcast on team sponsor TIM's Facebook page.

For the 2012 season the paint scheme closely resembles that of the Panigale S Tricolore, with green flashes joining the familiar red and white paint from previous years.

Ducati's technical director, Fillipo Preziosi was tight-lipped about the changes made to the Desmosedici GP but confirmed that the engine's cylinder angle remains at 90° and that it has been built to the maximum 1000cc capacity.

The radiator appears to be built from a single piece, meaning that the engine may have been rotated rearwards, alloing it to be mounted further forward within the chassis and putting a greater load on the front end of the bike.

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Tis lovely innit. I really like it. Certainly an improvment over last year, and yeah, lets hope it goes as well as it looks :)

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 15:03

Very Nice:) Good Luck Rossi:)

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 15:50

Looking at the pictures it would seem that the L has been changed into more of a V looking at the rads...

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 17:23

I'd agree Pagik. Rumour on twitter suggest the video of engine builds during the launch was of the Satellite/GP0 Engine, not the Factory GP12. Forza Vale, I hope this one goes like the wind!

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 23:04

Can't wait to hear it wailing round Silverstone. The Duc sounds like no other.

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 09:22

It'll go a lot better if they get rid of the carbon fibre swingarm. Theyr'e 75% there junking the CF frame, they have 25% left to go.

Come on JB, I know you have your doubts, Ducati doesn't need to save face anymore, they junked the CF frame, do it, I know you want to do it, put an aluminium swinger on it and go out and win some races. Time stands still for no man.

Posted: 21/03/2012 at 00:35

Still a 90deg 'V' according to Prezliosi! (Those X-ray specs you bought off the back of your 'Archie' comic must be on the blink eh Pagik?)
And why not? This rubbish about not having enough weight forward is a load of crap perpetuated by the disappointed. I've taken pics and have seen many others that show a fully faired bike from side on with room in front of the engine/radiators that you could drive a friggin kenworth through!
If the angle hasn't changed, isn't that enough to prove to all the excuse makers that even Bargearse and Flo agree with Filipo's way of thinking?
Enough of the bull!
ps Bring back the carbon, at least it gave a reason for blame.

Posted: 22/03/2012 at 00:03

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