You’ve always said you wanted to get your hands on a real MotoGP machine. Now, here’s your big chance.
Ducati is selling off two Desmosedici MotoGP motorcycles, and they’re not that old. Rossi’s GP11 from 2011 (the one he managed a podium finish on last year) and Hayden’s GP10 from 2010 (the one he won the Australian Grand Prix on) are both headed for auction in Monaco on May 11-12.
Headed into the auction, the bikes have an undisclosed reserve price. Ducati says the buyer must sign a confidentiality agreement, and that the buyer will become a part of the Ducati family.
Neither bike has particularly high mileage – Rossi’s GP11 has 2,342 km and Hayden’s GP10 has 4,232 km – but, we’re betting they’re probably just about the hardest miles any sport bike will ever see.
The auction is likely a move to help reduce Ducati’s debt burden.