Ducati Corse’s 2014 MotoGP Livery

03/10/2014 @ 4:49 pm, by Jensen Beeler13 COMMENTS


Ducati Corse has finally debuted its 2014 MotoGP team, with Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso showing off the team colors with the Ducati Desmosedici GP14. The reunited teammates have their work cutout for them this year, honing Ducati’s GP machine.

Under the guidance of Gigi Dall’Igna, Ducati will compete under the Open Category, though Dorna has now made Ducati’s entry a “Factory 2” option, in an attempt to appease the complaints of Honda and Yamaha.

Regardless of what you want to call it, Ducati is free to develop the Desmosedici GP14’s engine, for the modest concession of using the spec-ECU software. Hopefully this means Cal and Dovi will be more competitive as the season wears on this year.










Source: Ducati Corse

  • Ducracerx99

    Their WSBK team may soon ditch the Termignoni exhaust for Akra like the GP team did.

  • Ducracerx99

    Would look better if the side pipe wasn’t so long!

  • chris

    like 99% of all motorcycle photos. leave the riders out once in a while so i can see the machine! i’m sure the sponsors feel the same way (all three of them). how can you expect someone to pay tens of thousands of dollars to put a sticker on your bike if it’s invisible 99% of the time? yeah yeah, crybaby i know.

  • I’m the same way Chris. I’ve got your back bro: http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2014-ducati-desmosedici-gp14/

  • Peter

    Sorta surprised – I didn’t see any Audi/VW stickers …
    But there is a ZF sticker – didn’t know they did the gearbox.

  • 2ndclass

    They don’t, Ducati use an off-the-shelf seamless box from XTrac. Looks like ZF owns Sachs, and Ducati use Sachs suspension on some of their street models IIRC (Multistrada Skyhook?).

  • 2ndclass

    (Of course I could be wrong and ZF have moved into ‘bike boxes, but couldn’t find any mention on their website)

  • Norm G.

    re: “Would look better if the side pipe wasn’t so long!”

    but the kit wouldn’t work, well not nearly as good. the styling and the looks of bikes may have changed over the past 20 years, but NOTHING’S changed about the way we make power. Gigi knows what I know.

    btw, he said “long”.

  • L2C

    Cal on an orange bike, Dovi on a red one? Or is that color correction not done in post?

  • The Akra pipe is long to product a fatter torque curve and smooth out the power delivery. @ L2C both bikes are the same color think Cals florecent green #35 gives the illusion that his bike is lighter.. Bikes do look neater and more compact than in the Rossi years let’s hope for a good 2014!

  • smiler

    Well Audi are clearly exerting their influence. Termi exhausts no longer used and more German sponsorship already. Thin end of the wedge. Because German companies always use Germanesque suppliers whereever possible and keenly purchase other countries companies then gut them.
    Surprised they have not yet pursuaded Dorna to let them use Bosch electronics.
    However when other countries try and buy theirs, either they cannot because of German Law or other German companies step in and block the possibility as with the potential sale of VW, where Porsche stepped in and purchased shares to make it impossible.

    However anyone who thinks Ducati will not be competitive next year is a muppet.

  • L2C

    “Bikes do look neater and more compact than in the Rossi years…”

    That’s for sure. Hopefully Dovizioso’s time served in the doldrums is up. Dude has been slightly more than completely bummed out for far too long.

  • “Hopefully Dovizioso’s time served in the doldrums is up. Dude has been slightly more than completely bummed out for far too long.”

    Man, ain’t that the truth.