Exploring Lightweight Materials On Motorcycles

Ducati’s fabulous MotoGP replica, the 2008 Desmosedici D16RR, employs the most extensive range of lightweight components of any production streetbike. It boasts titanium valves and connecting rods, magnesium engine covers, forged magnesium wheels, an aluminum fuel tank, plus scads of carbon fiber pieces, including a self-supporting subframe.