Brad Pitt is not only one of the most famous and most beloved actors in the world, but he’s also actually a big fan of motorcycles. And because he’s a rich and powerful celebrity, he also has access to some of the most powerful motorcycles on the market. Here’s a look at Brad Pitt’s rare and powerful race bike that’s perfectly street-legal.
Brad Pitt’s Ducati Desmosedici RR
As Alt_driver wrote, Pitt is not only an avid motorcycle fan, but he’s also in possession of some powerful bikes. For example, Pitt owns a Ducati Monster 696, and like its name might suggest, it’s a monster of a bike that can hit about 130 mph. Pitt seems to love Ducati, according to Alt_driver, and one of the crown jewels in his bike collection is the Ducati Desmosedici RR.
Unlike many other bikes, the Desmosedici RR borrows a lot from MotoGP, which is essentially Formula 1 for motorcycles. As a result, the Desmosedici RR is simply a ridiculously powerful and fast bike that is legal to own and ride on the open road. To be clear, it’s not a MotoGP bike per se, but its specs will allow owners to get close to what a MotoGP bike can do.
How powerful is the Ducati Desmosedici RR?
The Desmosedici RR is not a new bike by any means, but it’s still a very powerful and fast bike, even though it’s over a decade old. The Desmosedici RR was produced between 2007 and 2009, and it had a 998 cc V4 engine. This powerful engine got 180 hp and 77 lb-ft of torque, but its numbers jump up to 197 hp and 85 lb-ft of torque when properly equipped.
That powerful engine, combined with its low weight of just 425 pounds fully loaded, and it’s no wonder that the Desmosedici RR can go as fast as it can go. While the Desmosedici RR is a street-legal bike, it’s simply going to be far more comfortable on the track. On a long enough track, the powerful Desmosedici RR can hit nearly 200 MPH.
Ultimately, the Desmosedici RR is a street-legal bike, and like other Ducati bikes with roots in racing, the Desmosedici RR is a perfectly capable bike for everyday riding. For example, although its engine uses some features found in MotoGP bikes, the bike itself is as easy to control as any bike of similar size. As such, Pitt or any other Desmosedici RR owner shouldn’t have too much trouble riding around on their powerful Ducati.
It is rare and a bit expensive, though
With that being said, while Pitt has a Desmosedici RR in his garage, it’s going to be a bit harder for others to do the same. The bike was only in production for two years, and a total of about 1,500 were made. Since Ducati is an international company, not all of those bikes were sent to America. In total, about 300 of those 1,500 Desmosedici RRs landed in America.
The Desmosedici RR is a pretty expensive bike due to its rarity. A brand-new Desmosedici RR at the time could cost over $72,000, but that’s not to say that the Desmosedici RRs that are on sale today will cost as much.
The Desmosedici RRs that hit the market on occasion will definitely be used and a bit cheaper. For example, some Desmosedici RRs that have been sold recently went for over $40,000, so it’s still an expensive bike, despite being over a decade old.