bets we'll see those Poggipolini magnesium case covers for our
Multistrada in the next Ducati Performance Parts Catalog.
in Italy, February 1st, 2004 -Ducati
enthusiasts know of Poggipolini as the small Italin manufacturer
of exotic aftermarket race components for their Bolonga bombers.
Company president Stefano Poggipolini designs and manufacturers
lightweigh titanium components used by many MotoGP and Superbike
teams including NCR and Ducati Corse. Their Ti subframes and components
are featured in the Ducati Performance Parts Catalog.
So when Stefano
decided he want to build his own racebike you had to expect it
would probably be the lightest, most exotic, simple and functional
bikes on the plant featuring a Ducati powerplant. Carrying the
simplicity of that bike as far as possible, the bike was to be
based on Ducati's most basic and simple air cooled powerplant,
the DS1000 V-twin introduced in the Multastrada.
is Stefano's beautiful MILLONA 1000NE. This is a purpose-built
track bike with incredible attention to detail. Designed by Aldo
Drudi, the MILLONA has gone through several incarnations in its
developmental cycle. Abundantly blessed with carbon fiber and
a hand-formed aluminum gas tank, the MILLONA strikes a perfect
balance of form and function. The Ducati 1000 DS emgine is nestled
in a custom Cr.Mo. frame. Ohlins front and rear, Marchesini wheels,
Dunlop racing slicks and Poggipolini Titanium components hold
everything in place. The exhaust is a titanium SilMotor with single
exhaust and the clutch is STM.
production MILLONAs are being built to order with an expected
production run anywhere between 10 to 30 depending on demand.
are no "standard" MILLONAs. Each bike is hand built
and configured to each customer's requests. The MILLONA has two
(Standard Edition) ~ $35,000 depending on options
Engine: Ducati 1000 SS ('04) with 84 hp
Standard radial Brembo brake system
Standard size Ohlins fork
Marchesini wheels (magnesium)
MILLONE (Racing Edition) ~ $45,000 depending
Engine: Ducati 1000 SS ('04) with 104 hp (tuned at NCR using
Racing radial Brembo brake system
Racing size Ohlins fork
Marchesini wheels (magnesium)
can't see why anyone would buy the Standard Edition with the stock
DS1000 engine, when for a mere $10,000 more you can get the full
race puppy with all the trick racing suspension as pictured here.
racing version had its first shakedowns during 2003 in the "Battle
of the Twins" series in Italy. Three races entered, and three
races won. First place at Misano, first at Vallelunga, and first
at Mugello--an impressive launch for a bike fresh out of the design
studio. The racing version weighs 115 kg dry and delivers 107
CV (104 hp). Light and agile, the MILLONA has become a monster
on the tracks of Italy.
are presently in the building process for European customers and
Stefano has reserved four slots for the USA. These hand-built
racing motorcycles are carefully assembled to your specifications
in the NCR racing factory where Stefano's guidance is always present.
No two MILLONA are identical and significant interaction with
the customer will be required during the build process.
interested in having Stefano create a MILLONA for you, please
contact their US distributor RaceMetal.com at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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