The satellite Cardion AB Motoracing team has revealed that its Ducati GP12 will produce 250HP and reach a top speed of 225mph.
Unveiled during the team's 2012 presentation in Prague, Cardion AB Motoracing also revealed the GP12 will retain its 90-degree V configuration, make 250HP and reach an increased top speed of 225mph.
However, it is not clear if this is the bike used by Valentino Rossi at last November's Valencia test, or the '90% new' version that will be used by factory riders Rossi and Nicky Hayden for the first time at Sepang on January 31...
Comparison of Ducati Desmosedici GP12 and GP11
Ducati Desmosedici GP12
Weight: dry 155 kg
Max. speed: >360 km/h
From 0 to 100 km/h: 2,6 s
Power: 250 HP
Ducati Desmosedici GP11
Weight: dry 150 kg
Max. speed: >340 km/h
From 0 to 100 km/h: 2,7 s
Power: 235 HP
Technical data of Ducati Desmosedici GP12
Water-cooled four-stroke engine with four cylinders and four valves per cylinder which are controlled by desmodromic valve system. The cylinders are formed in an angle of 90 degrees.
Capacity: 999 ccm
Electronics: Magneti Marelli
Six-speed, with the possibility to adjust the ratio of degrees.
Clutch: Dry, multi-plate
Ducati aluminium frame
Front fork: Öhlins with a diameter of 48 mm
Rear suspension: Öhlins
Brakes: front four-piston Brembo calipers, 2x disc Brembo with a diameter of 320 mm, rear two-piston Brembo caliper, Brembo steel disc
Discs: 16,5“ magnesium Marchesini
Fuel tank: 21 litres