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Old 02-03-2007, 06:42 AM   #81
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Default 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.
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:52 AM   #82
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Had a feeling that that would happen. On the bright side, GPTB membership will soar.
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:05 AM   #83
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Sport Rider picked the Duke.
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:10 AM   #84
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Actually more sarcasm than irony, but appreciated none the less, and in no danger of dying on this board!
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:16 AM   #85
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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.
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:24 AM   #86
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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.
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:52 AM   #87
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On the not-so-bright side, sock puppetry will flourish now that it's free. Sportbikebandit returns!



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Old 02-03-2007, 08:52 AM   #88
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Wait a minute, wasn't KPaul "sportbikebandit"?



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



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Old 02-03-2007, 09:25 AM   #89
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Good test Gabe, thanks. Nice lookin' bike but it would be hard to go back to spoked wheels on a street bike for me.
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:39 PM   #90
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