First Glimpse of the Ducati Desmosedici GP11

01/12/2011 @ 3:59 am, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS

First Glimpse of the Ducati Desmosedici GP11 First Glimpse Ducati Desmosedici GP11 635x474

Remember the good old days when the print saturated media that cover MotoGP would take months to show us the first photos of the new season’s race bikes? If a magazine wasn’t on its game, there used to be a good chance you’d get your first glimpse of a team’s new race livery at the season opener before you’d see it in your next issue of (insert publication name here).

Well the internet is changing all that, and now do we not only get near-live coverage of Ducati & Ferrari’s Wrooom event with press releases and media photos, but tools like Facebook and Twitter are adding a dimension to the experience that not only brings us information and media faster, but adds an element of depth to the single-perspective reports we’d normally receive.

Such is the case with Valentino Rossi’s Ducati Desmosedici GP11 race bike (first teased here), as MotoGP commentator Toby Moody snapped this camera phone photo of the bike as it was being carted around at Wrooom. Neon seems to be the name of the game, which is probably due to a combination of making the bike TV ready (there’s an interesting discussion on Wikipedia about how the standard Rosso Corsa red color scheme has changed over the years because of TV quality and saturation), and integrating Valentino Rossi’ unhealthy obsession with the color neon yellow into the Ducati Corse style. A shot of Nicky’s bike awaits you in the gallery after the jump.

Source: Toby Moody (Twitter)

Comment:

  1. doctorcat says:

    I like better the red from the 2010 version. This red it’s really “80’s” along with the highly vibrant yellow from Valentino personal decoration. Guess it’s a taste thing, but I prefer the other red…

  2. joe says:

    Nicky’s bike looks much better.

  3. Damo says:

    I agree with Joe on this one.

  4. Blair says:

    Touche… I like Nicky’s bike way better!

  5. RT @Asphalt_Rubber: First Glimpse of the Ducati Desmosedici Gp11 – http://aspha.lt/7k #motorcycle

  6. Neil says:

    I think both bikes look good, but I am a huge Nicky fan, go #69….
    Happy to finally see Rossi riding red but can’t wait ’till Hayden schools him in 2011, I think this will be Nicky’s year