Bike Fest – Ducati Desmosedici
I thought I had better join in the current mini motorbike fest here on iModeler, so, here’s the Tamiya 1/12 Ducati Desmosedici Moto GP machine from the 2003 season. Yes, I’m sorry, it’s yet another red Ducati, but can you really have too many of them? Anyway, this one’s finished in Tamiya Bright Red to match the Marlboro livery, rather than the more usual Italian Racing Red. I’m sorry there aren’t more pictures, but I didn’t intend to post it onto iModeler (I can’t remember why). Anyway, it’s a standard Tamiya kit built out of the box with the addition of after market Marlboro decals from Hobby Design (please read the health warning on the packet).
After much success in the world Superbike series Ducati decided to enter the Moto GP seriesin 2003 with this machine to be ridden by L. Capirossi and T. Bayliss. Desmosedici refers to the sixteen valves which use Ducati’s desmodromic valve design. To be honest they haven’t had the same success in Moto GP as they enjoyed in World Superbikes, but, they are a pleasure to watch and listen to………..Thanks again for looking.
3 additional images. Click to enlarge.