Last night May 08 saw about 60 peoples attending a rather special event.
It was called "Dine and Desmo"
The idea was to have some good food and wine and socialize surrounded by Ducatis bikes.
Before the Meal the first Ducati Desmosedici RR was unpacked from its transport crate and striped down for its pre-delivery inspection.
We all watch the process and got a closer look at the guts of the beast.
Then we had food while the mechanics assembled the bike together.
Finally we all watch as the first customer started his bike for the first time, and for those who stayed longer witnessed it going down the back lane.
We were also kept in the shadow as another bike was also there in a different color scheme.
So we had a bit of an exhaust duo going on for a while.
The sound was amazing as you can imagine.
Earplugs are a must.
So today somewhere around town and especially False creek, if you happen to hear something unusual or see this rather special bike, do not be too surprised as both bike will be getting there first 15 Km or so before being handed to their owners at a later date.
Another 2 bikes will be coming from Italy later on. So we will have at least 4 of the 1500 build in Vancouver.
All right photo time in 4 sections.
An electrical sign for the dealer.
Last night there was nothing but Ducati to be seen around.
That new 1098R does look the part too. There was a couple on display last night , but somehow they remained pretty much ignored all night.
Your typical Ducati toolbox. The computer system is not shown here.
So here it is #1 Desmosedici RR in Vancouver.
The wrapper is off.
Rolling off the crate for the first time.
Onto the lift, ready for surgery.
All right. This is the Stock exhaust. The bike is delivered also with a race exhaust, which off course got installed first before starting the bike. Many things come standard with that bike. Including a pretty nice black race bike stand for the back wheel.
Starting to get striped down.
Might as well show the other side too.