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Desmosedici GP8 at Indianapolis airport

MotoGP bike on display

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Aug. 14, 2008
If you find yourself stuck at the Indianapolis International Airport waiting for your plane, consider a stop at a gift shop.

Located on the airport’s upper level, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s official store, Brickyard Authentics, offers a variety of merchandise from T-shirts to pins to DVDs all related to the famous racing circuit. And wait, what’s that over there?

Sitting quietly in the middle of the store in bright red and white is a Casey Stoner Ducati Desmosedici GP8.

The reigning World Champion’s motorcycle is on display to promote MotoGP’s inaugural Indianapolis Grand Prix, Sept. 14 at IMS.

A Desmosedici GP8 will be on display at Indianapolis International Airport. Casey Stoner not included.Visitors to the store can get a close look at the liquid-cooled 799cc bike. According to Ducati Corse’s spec sheet, the GP8 produces over 200 hp and weighs about 326 pounds and is capable of reaching speeds approaching 200 mph.

American racing fans got a chance to see what this machine is capable of doing on the straightaways at the U.S. Grand Prix July 20 at Laguna Seca. If they can’t wait to see it again at the Indianapolis GP, they can check it out at Brickyard Authentics.

Unfortunately, this particular item is not for sale.

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