A local mechanic mistakenly caught on to a secret Desmosedici owners have been asked to keep under wraps.
He shone a green laser pointer at my bikes swingarm and of course the dot was vividly green. I instantly felt impending doom, and as expected, he pointed the laser at the bodywork. The green laser changed to a bright yellow-orange.
So now the cat's out of the bag. You will notice there are no accessories for the D16RR listed on Ducati's website. That's because they're secret!
Little did he realize, but the mechanic's laser changed colour because my bodywork had been treated with Ducati's Avio-Rub, a proprietary wax which in conjunction with the Marlborough Red paint decreases the coefficient of drag (whatever, it goes over my head too). Bottom line, it's the equivalent of adding 4.5% more horsepower, regardless of altitude.
I use it on my track bike too -unbelievable. It's like adding two teeth to the back sprocket. I feel that in all fairness, all Ducati owners should have access to this product regardless of the model they own.
Anyways, if you go into your dealer with a Desmo owner you might get lucky and obtain this unobtanium wax. If you don't believe me, point a green laser at a Desmosedici.