If we are going to talk about motorcycles we might as well go straight to the top of the heap. The Italian manufacturer is Ducati and the model is the Desmosedici. Translation Desmo is Ducati’sengineering marvel of their engines ‘springless’ valve train and ‘sedici’ is short for sixteen valves.It was basically stolen from between the legs of Casey Stoner, motoGP’s 2007 world champion, affixed with a few lights and a license plate and called street legal. It is more like street lethal! With 200 horsepower on tap and speeds close to 200 mph it doesn’t demand respect it commands it. It has more exotic materials than then a stealth fighter and more sophisticated electronics then your iPhone. It’s exotic, sexy and expensive.
This Italian seductress has a price tag that flirts with six digits and its current owner, Mason, is in a quandary. The Desmosedici likes to be ridden hard and at the same time is unforgiving. She taunts you with her seductive sound and looks and will buck you if you try to tame her. It has no creature comforts making street riding a painful chore. Her small gas tank and thirst for fuel will make you mentally map out gas stations along your route for fear of pushing her home. Take her to the racetrack and she’ll insist she be ridden hard and if you don’t you will return to the pits with your tail between your legs wishing you were anywhere else but on this bike. Yeah, Mason loves her, but he also hates this fast and furious beast.