No, that is how one parts a fool from his money.
Yep, this is the race exhaust sold for the Desmosedici for roughly $10K. Instead of having both outlets come out of the top of the tail like the stock exhaust, it sends one down to the bottom & the other straight out the back, not up. Sorry some of the pics are blurry
Last edited by Spectaculiciousnes; 04-17-2012 at 06:01 PM.
I didn't say it was worth it, just showing what it is. Although that does come with an ECU so do the $3,500 Termi's for the 848/1198 so that can't be an excuse for the price. If you think about it there isn't anything more to it than a Japanese dual can set up. But I think the fact that the bike is such a limited production number that producing parts is done in such small numbers that they need to mark them up to cover the fact that they won't be selling thousands of them. Kind of like when you go into the VW dealer & see they have 2 different prices for the exact same part form just the opposite side of the car. That's because statistically it's wrecked more often on one side than the other. So the side that is wrecked less often tends to be more expensive to buy parts for. BTW, this bike belongs to a former Ducati regional rep so I'm sure he didn't pay the full retail for it. He also a a 1098R that's fully dialed in in track trim
I'm pretty sure that's the reason why it's so expensive. They must have invested a good chunck of money on R&D, and very few of them will be made. They had to somehow recover the money.
It's not like the Two Brothers slip on that you can buy on e-bay that were manufactured by thousands.
The GP exhaust pictured is... well... LOUD. Like pull-me-over-now loud.
You are always aware that you're riding something very special though.
if you look at it in comparison to the cost of the bike it's actually cheaper than the Termi full system for an 848/1198. As I mentioned earlier, those full systems are roughly $3,700. Let's take a medium price between the base 848 & 1198 & say $15,000 for the bike & $3,700 for the exhaust then that exhaust is almost 1/4 of the cost of the bike. In comparison the $10K exhaust on a $70K bike is only 1/7th the cost of the bike.