After the staff announcement final 12 months, Ducati proclaims the arrival of the Ducati Corse R&D – Manufacturing facility MX Group, using the brand new Ducati Desmo450 MX. A brand new division has been established to over the Borgo Panigale agency’s efforts in off-road racing Ducati Corse Off-Highway, headed by Paolo Ciabatti.
Riders for the brand new staff in 2024 are Antonio Cairoli and Alessandro Lupino, who will marketing campaign the Desmo450 MX within the Italian Motocross Professional – Status MX1 Championship with the race debut set for March 16 and 17 in Mantua, Italy. Lupino will primarily focus the championship, and mix forces with Cairoli for the testing programme.
The staff’s essential focus in its debut 12 months will probably be knowledge acquisition and knowledge for the additional improvement of the Desmo450 MX. Ducati plans to make use of the Desmo450MX because the stepping stone for a spread of motocross bikes that will probably be out there for public buy in a couple of years.
The DesmoMX 450 is powered by Ducati’s first single-cylinder engine for the reason that introduction of the US-market Scrambler again in 1974. Dubbed the Superquadro Mono, the engine is derived from Ducati’s Superquadro V-twin, utilizing inner dimensions discovered within the Panigale 1299 superbike and presently makes an look within the new Ducati Hypermotard 698 Mono.
Displacing 659 cc, the Superquadro Mono is claimed to supply 77.5 hp at 9,750 rpm and 64 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm whereas the engine revs to a redline of 10,250 rpm. With the addition of the Termignoni race exhaust permits for a peak energy of 84.5 hp, efficiency figures by no means seen for a manufacturing single-cylinder engine whereas nonetheless remaining Euro 5 compliant.
The Superquadro Mono mill not solely makes use of the piston but in addition the form of the combustion chamber from the Superquadro V-twin, together with the 46.8 mm diameter titanium consumption valves, the 38.2 mm metal exhaust valves and Desmodromic mechanical valve actuation. Moreover, gear ratios from the Panigale V-4 Stradale gearbox are used, with a protracted first gear to be used in gradual corners, exploiting the torque out there.
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