A Ducati Desmosedici RR with a one-off paint job suggested by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will be showcased at the G8 Summit of world leaders this week, before being auctioned.
The graphics incorporate the G8 logo, emphasizing the choice to hold the summit in L’Aquila, the Italian city at the heart of the earthquake that hit the Abruzzo region on 6 April 2009 .
After the summit the Desmosedici RR – G8 will be handed over to the Fiera Milano and auctioned during the 2009 international EICMA motorcycle trade show, to take place from 10 to 15 November, with proceeds going towards the reconstruction of the Abruzzo region.
“We feel a very strong sense of belonging to the Italian community”, declared Gabriele Del Torchio, President of Ducati, “and it makes us very proud to be able to show what we do to the Heads of State and Government that will participate in the G8. At the same time we also want to contribute to the reconstruction of Abruzzo. ”
MCN can't help but marvel at the irony of a fuel guzzling, emmission spewing Des being wheeled out at a summit about climiate change.