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pdad13 02-03-2007 05:42 AM

Re: Ducati 1000 vs. Buell 1000
Problem is that it would probably take more than a tweak. Erik Buell says that very few of the XB engine parts are shared with the original Sportster base. To me that indicates that they've pushed the limit to just about the max, excluding adding more displacement.

I guess they could get rid of the pushrods and add overhead cams but that would take a pretty extensive redesign and probably make the motor too tall to fit. I also wonder if the pushrods are the only limiting factor in regard to engine speed, especially in the bigger bore models.

Perhaps Sean or someone else with more knowledge could elaborate here.

pdad13 02-03-2007 05:52 AM

Re: Ducati Sport 1000S
Had a feeling that that would happen. On the bright side, GPTB membership will soar.

fizzchem 02-03-2007 06:05 AM

Re: Splash
Sport Rider picked the Duke.

mitctho 02-03-2007 06:10 AM

Re: Ducati Sport 1000S
Actually more sarcasm than irony, but appreciated none the less, and in no danger of dying on this board!

mitctho 02-03-2007 06:16 AM

Re: Ducati 1000 vs. Buell 1000
Yeah, but the Buell makes the superior 45 degree sound whereas the Duc makes the 90 degree sound. Refute that with your Dynamos, Mr. Science Man.

mitctho 02-03-2007 06:24 AM

Re: Ducati Sport 1000S
Yeah, but the duc is a metric bike. when you convert for the metric factor, they have about the same wheelbase. Likewise for horsepower, the Italian horsies are much smaller than our American corn-bread eating stallions.

schizuki 02-03-2007 06:52 AM

Re: Ducati Sport 1000S
On the not-so-bright side, sock puppetry will flourish now that it's free. Sportbikebandit returns!

78% of all posts will be "You nailed it, ksquid."

BrowningBAR 02-03-2007 07:52 AM

Re: Ducati Sport 1000S
Wait a minute, wasn't KPaul "sportbikebandit"?

I thought it went Kpaul to Sportbikebandit to Ksquid when he couldn't use the other names.

Holy_Kaw 02-03-2007 08:25 AM

Re: Ducati Sport 1000S
Good test Gabe, thanks. Nice lookin' bike but it would be hard to go back to spoked wheels on a street bike for me.

The_AirHawk 02-03-2007 11:39 AM

Re: Next Up...
That's "Chocolate Thunder II - Dark Chocolate...."

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