2017 Ducati Corse MotoGP Team Launches in Italy

01/20/2017 @ 1:48 pm, by Jensen Beeler15 COMMENTS

Another day, and another MotoGP team launch (there’s a bevy of launches over the next few days, if you didn’t already know). Today, it was Ducati Corse’s time to shine, with the Italian brand’s MotoGP team taking the stage in Bologna.

As was the case with the Yamaha MotoGP team launch, the bike on display was last year’s model, with new a livery. But, the event did give us our first chance to see Jorge Lorenzo in his new Ducati colors, and it was an opportunity to hear the 2015 World Champion talk about his new home at Ducati Corse.

Much of the launch focused on the collegial atmosphere inside Ducati Corse – an interesting topic to focus upon – with Lorenzo echoing the feeling of hope and progress, also talking extensively about the collaboration inside the MotoGP team.

The comments were interesting because of the contrast they present to the former teammates of Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo. One thing is clear though, Ducati expects strong results for the 2017 season, and they are taking the matter very seriously.

As such, don’t expect to see the team’s new aerodynamic package until the first session of the Qatar GP. Until then, enjoy the bounty of high-resolution photos we have of the Ducati Desmosedici GP in its 2017 livery, after the jump.

Source: Ducati

  • Sam Miller

    Interesting that both bikes are running only two front axle pinch bolts. I’ve heard rumors of front end feel differences of 2 vs 4 bolts but never took it seriously. Have to see if this carries on into the season.


    Jorge’s next venture… his own brand of cheese.

  • Dustin Nisbet-Jones

    That’s as cheesy and playful as I’ve ever seen Lorenzo. Nice looking bikes, too

  • cvma131

    Thumb controls on both clip-ons on Dovis bike (and one on the right side of Lorenzos bike)? I can see the extra reservoir on Dovis bike so I guess thats for a thumb brake. But whats the other one for on the right? Jake brake? Cruise control? Grip warmers? Hot start?

  • cvma131

    Looks like they fell out; no safety wire ;)

  • cvma131

    Ah my googling has prevailed- it’s for putting the bike in neutral.

    The bikes look way better without the wings!

  • akookaya

    Lorenzo, rossi and other are the real champions..they dare to challenge themselves to get the titles with different brands…but Marquez..what ashame..so many years with honda that everyone knows rc213v was a great bike.

    If Marquez really a great champions, go the other brands for next season and be a champions..then we Will hail him as a legend..as if he stayed with honda and win, that is because of the bike itself, not him..

    Somebody pls sent this to Marc Marquez.

  • Barry Rothwell Taylor

    Those two just proved why professional models get paid a lot of money … it’s difficult not to look a complete dick when posing for the camera .
    Bike looks nice though .

  • not-a-fanboi-honest

    And the bikes still looks like cigarette cartons on wheels – which of course is likely the idea.

  • proudAmerican702

    So, you’ve lead by example, right? I mean, you left your career after 10 years and went to work for the competitor, oh, just to get a fresh look at the other side?

    Oh, and how did moving to Ducati work for Rossi, the guy who said he could dominate on any machine?

    You lost all credibility when you inferred Marquez’s bike is solely responsible for his championships.

  • Ryan Donahue

    Those bikes, all business. Love it.

  • sburns2421

    Biggest news out of this introduction wasn’t the MotoGP bikes at all, but rather that Domenicalli said they would be racing a V4 in World Superbike in 2019!

  • Andre Capitao Melo


  • No quite what he said, though that will be what happens.


  • darren636

    Mick doohan and the majority of gp fans would disagree about some of this
    Marquez is already a great champion.