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Ducati bikes to receive valuable Valentino Rossi input

Article posted: 25/01/2011 11:55:32
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Ducati's superbikes will benefit from Valentino Rossi's inputDucati's superbikes will benefit from Valentino Rossi's input

As well as being able to buy a Valentino Rossi motorcycle helmet or Dainese leathers with the Italian's livery, bikers may soon be able to get their hands on special edition Ducatis.

According to the Motorcycle News, Rossi's involvement with the design of the brand's road bikes could lead to a number of exciting developments.

One feature the newspaper has suggested could be on the cards is a "Rossi button", which automatically alters the Ohlins suspension system to the Italian's preferred settings.

Ducati chief executive Gabriele del Torchio told the publication that special edition Rossi superbikes are also in the pipeline. He said: "In due time, in due time. Now it's too early to say, but in due time you can expect to see something."

Rossi joined Ducati in the summer after seven years at Yamaha. During his time with the Japanese manufacturer Rossi secured four MotoGP titles and 46 race wins.

Posted by Marcus Blackburn