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Old 05-04-2001, 07:19 AM   #1
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I wonder how much the price will go up when they find and add these new technologies.
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Old 05-04-2001, 07:21 AM   #2
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They wont win if they stay with the twin format. They also wont have a displacement advantage anymore. ThatÂ’s the only reason why they have won so many races in the 750 classes. They are getting to get smoked in the GPÂ’s. Oh by the way first post.
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Old 05-04-2001, 07:21 AM   #3
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oops I ment second post
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Old 05-04-2001, 07:25 AM   #4
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They don't stand a chance unless they get rid of those desmodromic valves. They're already behind the power curve (pun intended) in SBK.
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Old 05-04-2001, 08:16 AM   #5
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>>The aim is to build a competitive and innovative prototype while at the same time maintaining the features that have made Ducati famous and successful throughout the world.



Damn, if that doesn't sound like the quote Harley used when entering the AMA superbike class.





I for one do not like that strategy in GP racing. This is all about class leading design by forward thinking. Please keep the marketing people out of the race design. Does it need desmo heads? Not if it doesn't make it go faster than other technology. Does it need a tubular frame? Not if you can't make it faster with some other design.



Please Ducati don't go down the road of tradition with your GP bike design. Start a new design family and JUST WIN. Let the tradition come from that success. BTW any bike as beautiful as a 916/996 will sell no matter what frame/heads it has, especially if it wins races.

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Old 05-04-2001, 08:32 AM   #6
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"A lotta people, they don't think we can win Formula Uno," said a source inside Ducati who preferred to remain anonymous. "They think that if anybody win Forumula Uno with a four-stroke, it gonna be the Giaponese. They forget it was us Italians who first sent a man to the sun. I bet you don't remember that. We went at night, when nobody was looking."
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Old 05-04-2001, 08:38 AM   #7
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They're going to tank. Unfortunately.

I really like Ducati although I wouldn't buy one ('cept maybe a MHR900!) but I love the 'flair' they add to racing and motorcycling in general.

Without the displacement advantage, they will never make the horspower of the 4 and 5 cyl bikes and who knows what that pretty but archaic trellis frame will do on a GP bike.



How 'bout a V4 there Ducati?
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Old 05-04-2001, 08:40 AM   #8
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Who cares? I can't afford one now anyways!!!

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Old 05-04-2001, 08:42 AM   #9
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lol nick, pretty funny
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Old 05-04-2001, 08:47 AM   #10
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Excuse me, Mr. daBrick, but I need a moment here. While some people may find a few of your posts morally offensive and not in good taste, I for one found this particular comment uproarious. Perhaps we need to implement some prize for MO's favorite poster of the week/month/whatever.
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