Ducati released the image below, showing a line of Desmodromic cam followers and revealing the name “Desmosedici Stradale.”
“Stradale” is Italian for “road,” so we think the name refers to the V-4 engine’s nomenclature, as the name “Desmosedici” describes a desmodromic system with 16 valves. Or perhaps this will be Ducati’s name for its street model of its MotoGP bike, as Desmosedici D16RR was the name for Ducati’s limited-production V-4 streetbike from 2007, a bike that was also first revealed at Misano.
Ducati continues to use the phrase “the sound of the new era,” so we should expect to hear the V-4 engine running at Misano (that is, if you haven’t already heard it from this spy video of Ducati’s V-4 being test at Misano).
Check back with us on Motorcycle.com on Sept. 7 for more information on the Ducati Desmosedici Stradale.