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Statistics for Ducati GP12 unveiled

The Ducati GP12 will produce 250HP and reach a top speed of 225mph, it has been revealed... but is it the 'Valencia 2011' or 'Sepang 2012' model?
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
Chain: Regina

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
Tyres: Bridgestone

Fuel tank: 21 litres
Fuel: Eni

Tagged as: Ducati GP12

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biker - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 1:22 PM

This is the "GPZero" bike that Ducati ran at the Valencia test, not the GP12. First GP12 appearance will be at Sepang. Do Crash really believe a tiny satellite team would be allowed to reveal the GP12 specs when Preziosi was so careful about the info he gave at Jerez this week????

bikenutter - Unregistered

January 22, 2012 12:24 PM

Does this tell us about the 'NEW' GP12? From MCN: "Ducati confirmed last week during its team launch in Italy that Abraham and Hector Barbera will run the same specification GP12 that Rossi tested in Valencia last November." "The declaration from Abraham’s team that his bike will keep the 90-degree V-angle doesn’t mean the radically revamped GP12 that Rossi and Hayden will ride in Sepang is the same configuration."

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