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Dave R
03-01-2012, 12:03 PM
First factory 1199RS delivered.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/428693_10150571736482046_39336487045_9461986_24466 2178_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/430657_10150571736882046_39336487045_9461990_13023 69573_n.jpg

Ducati UK link
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150571736327046.375135.39336487045&type=3

ducati
03-01-2012, 12:51 PM
Hey Dave,

What the heck is an RS? Or is that the official designation of the "R's"? Sorry, as I'm stull a Ducati noob. :/ But I know if anyone would know, you would. Please inform me! :)

Desmodromic
03-01-2012, 01:12 PM
Great. How am I going to explain the huge boner I have now to clients? Guess I'll have to stay at my desk and think about something other then this bike. Damn you. Needs to be red though.

Jeremy
03-01-2012, 01:44 PM
Hey Dave,

What the heck is an RS? Or is that the official designation of the "R's"? Sorry, as I'm stull a Ducati noob. :/ But I know if anyone would know, you would. Please inform me! :)

Judging by the tires, fairings, and gas cartridge forks...RS means it is a serious race bike.

ducati
03-01-2012, 01:52 PM
Judging by the tires, fairings, and gas cartridge forks...RS means it is a serious race bike.

:foflmao: hahahahaaa!!!!!!! :)

gregc
03-01-2012, 01:52 PM
That tank is seriously ugly and where is the windscreen? :headscratch:

kurtfriedrich
03-01-2012, 03:00 PM
the tank looks like it has sliders on it? similar to a Honda ST1300?

I assume no screen cause every racer has a different preference? Or maybe it just came out of the crate and they hadn't put it on yet?

wonder what that puppy costs!!

Jeremy
03-01-2012, 03:31 PM
:foflmao: hahahahaaa!!!!!!! :)

What's so funny? :puzzled: I'm serious...that's a race bike. Those fancy forks are not available on street models; not to mention the slicks, gray paint, and bare tank.

ducati
03-01-2012, 03:37 PM
What's so funny? :puzzled: I'm serious...that's a race bike. Those fancy forks are not available on street models; not to mention the slicks, gray paint, and bare tank.

I thought you were joking in saying "RS" stood for "serious racing". But if you were serious, I could understand. That bike doesn't look stock for street bling. That's is indeed a serious race bike. So I knew there three versions being made this year. So does this mean the RS, is a version that is available for special order? Dependant of funds of course. But really, does that mean this is an option available to the public?
Sorry Jeremy. Wasn't laughing at, was intending to laff with.

Jeremy
03-01-2012, 03:39 PM
Here ya go...found an article with more pics:

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/this-is-what-a-ducati-1199rs-looks-like/20210.html

For race teams...and goes for a cool 80,000 pounds! :scared10:

ducati
03-01-2012, 03:53 PM
OMFG!
Disregard my question of how much. I'm no longer interested. To be honest, I'd rather have a desmo, for cheaper. :/

Thx Jeremy! Appreciate the link man.

ducmons
03-01-2012, 03:55 PM
That's a good looking bike!

kurtfriedrich
03-01-2012, 05:11 PM
needs more CF

rearickm
03-01-2012, 05:24 PM
needs more CF

And stickers! :happy57:

MarkRam
03-01-2012, 08:38 PM
Amazing how the rear shock is to the left of the rear cylinder.
Makes my brain hurt trying to figure out how that rear suspension works.

crfracer96
03-02-2012, 12:30 PM
Hey Dave,

What the heck is an RS? Or is that the official designation of the "R's"? Sorry, as I'm stull a Ducati noob. :/ But I know if anyone would know, you would. Please inform me! :)

I beleive it still would stand for Racing Strada (as i had a 748R with lots of RS goodies in my past. Back then, this was the "code words" for Ducati Racing components "RS"

JCM5
03-02-2012, 03:38 PM
I guess a paint job would add too much weight? :puzzled:

Rich Quarre
03-02-2012, 08:08 PM
Beautiful racing machine.

Dave R
03-02-2012, 08:10 PM
paint job will be put on by team who bought the bike from Ducati..
This bike is one of two for British Superbike with Tom Tunstall and Alex Alessandro Polita on the newly formed Jentin Doodson Motorsport team

rb_duc
03-02-2012, 09:17 PM
OMFG!
Disregard my question of how much. I'm no longer interested. To be honest, I'd rather have a desmo, for cheaper. :/

Thx Jeremy! Appreciate the link man.

Can't really compare the two - This is a full fledged race bike. If you were to upgrade the Desmo or any prior bike to the RS version one would spend at least the same or more.

If you ever have the opportunity to ride an RS version on a track don't let it pass - They are pretty amazing. And depending on who does the engine tuning....

Sieg
03-03-2012, 07:16 AM
needs more CF
Rest assured, Ducati Performance will accommodate your desire. :happy57:

Sieg
03-03-2012, 07:20 AM
OMFG!
Disregard my question of how much. I'm no longer interested. To be honest, I'd rather have a desmo, for cheaper. :/

Thx Jeremy! Appreciate the link man.
The Ohlin's forks alone are easily over $10K. :happy57:

ducati
03-03-2012, 12:27 PM
The Ohlin's forks alone are easily over $10K. :happy57:

I thought they were more? But you'd know better than I would.
What I wouldn't give to ride on forks like that for even just a session. Thanks Sieg.


Can't really compare the two - This is a full fledged race bike. If you were to upgrade the Desmo or any prior bike to the RS version one would spend at least the same or more.

If you ever have the opportunity to ride an RS version on a track don't let it pass - They are pretty amazing. And depending on who does the engine tuning....

I'll have to take your word for it. :) Someone was telling me you were a racer from back in the day. I'm sure you've ridden an RS before. You lucky ducky! ;)
If ever given the chance, I will. That's for sure.

That being said rb_duc, and not to be funny or flippant, but one of my buddies was telling me he read Checa quoted to say something about the 1198SP being as close (right out of the box) to a real bonifide WSBK, as you can get. And if that's true, that's pretty impressive. That being said, there's no wonder why the SP scares me. It's way more bike than I can ever hope to master. Ever. :bowdown: Can't imagine what a RS would be like. Sheesh.....


I beleive it still would stand for Racing Strada (as i had a 748R with lots of RS goodies in my past. Back then, this was the "code words" for Ducati Racing components "RS"

And there you go. Thanks much. Never even heard of the RS, before. Thank you very much!!!!

kevinp
03-03-2012, 05:54 PM
I'm pretty sure the "S" doesn't stand for street, but maybe I can add some reflectors and ride it around Seattle? A very nice response to KTM's track bike; I like it!

Jeremy
03-04-2012, 05:54 PM
A very nice response to KTM's track bike; I like it!

I don't know about that. KTM's bike is in the $20k dollar range, and is available to anyone from a dealer. The 1199RS is a world class level race bike, I'm guessing not available to the general public, and it costs at least 5 times as much.

kevinp
03-04-2012, 07:01 PM
Those fork legs are probably ~6-8,000 USD each. Hopefully they can sell enough to get the price down to 40K.

4597

kevinp
03-09-2012, 05:41 PM
Looks like the folks at motorcycle news got a close up...


http://youtu.be/maLlpvxg6xI

Il Marzocco
03-11-2012, 01:50 PM
Three pages of posts and we've figured out that RS stands for Really Serious or Really Spendy...or both.