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Old 06-09-2003, 09:50 AM   #11
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Really interesting thanks. Its a shame Ducati was delayed in making technical progress when it was state owned. Damn socialists.
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Old 06-09-2003, 09:53 AM   #12
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They could probbly make that Apollo right now and with the way cruisers are selling it would fly out of the dealerships.
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Old 06-09-2003, 09:55 AM   #13
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All I can say is that when Biaggi and Capirossi bumped in that corner and neither man so much as flinched, I was in freakin' awe!



There must be huge scalloped out holes in their seats to make room for their enormous brass balls.





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Old 06-09-2003, 09:56 AM   #14
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No bad for a four cylinder machine. Can't wait for the Ducati V-4 street machine. To be seen in Matrix 3 (Final Dump)
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Old 06-09-2003, 10:04 AM   #15
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They don't. They favor four period. Honda noticed they let them have 5 cylinders with no weight penalty and we see the results. Now if we have rules that allow 6 cylinders with no weight penalty, then Honda would have a six banger. Simply put, and I have to put it simple for you, is more cylinders wins. Inline fours are only saved by the rules and companies too lazy to develop better motors.
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Old 06-09-2003, 10:41 AM   #16
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There once was a man named Bass

Whose balls were made out of brass.

When he clanged them together

They played "Stormy Weather,"

And lightning shot out from his ass.
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Old 06-09-2003, 12:35 PM   #17
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Any Chance it will be replayed this week? Anyone tape it????



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Old 06-09-2003, 01:01 PM   #18
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Speed TV will show it again tomorrow, Tuesday at 12:00 PDT (3 pm Eastern)

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Old 06-09-2003, 04:48 PM   #19
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I always thought Honda were the world's greatest engine makers (we know they make the most at least) but man Ducati are showing what they can do. The V4 is obviously a good unit and they have it smoking. I'm guessing if Honda needed to they could turn up the wick a bit on the V5 but so far they have the right balance to do the lap times with Rossi on board. If only Ducati could find that same balance they will have a winner and even us Honda riders know the respect that Ducati deserve already. As for Suzuki, they have a V4, but what's the problem? Kawasaki don't seem to have stepped up too much from superbike racing so maybe their unit is just too damn mellow. It looked like Yamaha might have some pace last year, but I always doubted the in-line would ever do it. The same happened back with the 2 strokes of old - KRSNR may have won on the old Yam 500 with effectively two side by side 250s geared together but once Honda came along with the NS500 V3 and then the NSR500 and Yamaha changed to a V4 as well, the in-lines were doomed. There aren't too many multicylinder engines racing in any class - bike or car - these days that aren't a V engine of some sort.



We know KPaul likes V engines because he said a while back he would love to buy a VFR himself. Its just the twins he's a bit cold on.



Cheers from NZ. Damn it blew 95mph all night last night here and it took out the gates at the side of my house - broke a 4x4 post. Bike has stayed in the garage.



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Old 06-09-2003, 08:02 PM   #20
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ST4's are cool but they seem kinda maintainence intensive with the valve adjustments and all. I looked for a new ST2 leftover but I couldn't find one in town. What I did was worked a deal on ( drum roll ) a new '02 Triumph Trophy 1200 that I'll pick up Tuesday. It's actually the bike I looked at and test rode a couple of months ago. I was planning on buying it all along but I got swayed by the BM. With it being an '02 it's got enough discounts to make up for the difference in trade in vs. retail on the RT, so I'm coming out more or less even. It's pretty much my Bandit with bags and a bigger fairing so it should be cool.
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