Ducati Desmosedici GP15

 

 

 

 

 

This its the 2015 Desmosedici GP15 MotoGP race bike that will be ridden by Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone, The bike is visibly smaller, shorter and narrower than previous Desmosedici machines. 

The GP15 is the brainchild of former Aprilia boss, Gigi Dall’Igna, who was brought into Ducati at the start of the 2014 season as part of a dramatic shake up as the Italian marque looked to improve their performance. 

The most obvious change that can be seen on the GP15 is the re-routing of the exhaust, with the undertail pipes collecting on the right-hand side of the machine, rather than coming in from both sides and meeting in the middle.

Also, the 90 degree V4 engine has been rocked backwards, giving more room to the front tire, and thus a more compact stature inside the frame.

The bodywork is obviously different, and the Ducati Desmosedici GP15 is physically slimmer, with a much smaller tail section. The twin-spar aluminum chassis remains, though it is of a completely new design. Easy to see as well are the carbon fiber subframes fore and aft.