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Old 04-23-2006, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default Re: Ksquid's ''...long, painful death of the V-Twin sportbike.'' Continues...

Classes should be set by number of cylinders if we want variety, I do, not displacement.
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ksquid's ''...long, painful death of the V-Twin sportbike.'' Continues...

cs aren't obsolete. It's simple physics.
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:24 AM   #3
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Ducs aren't obsolete. It's simply physics.
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:38 AM   #4
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Default Re: Ksquid's ''...long, painful death of the V-Twin sportbike.'' Continues...

Ducati remains competitive because they have a great chassis, a capable professional team and a fantastic rider... but there is no doubt they are down 20-30 hp compared to the inline 4s



that said the Ducati twins make about the same torque and also make their peak torque at lower rpms. That's why so many experienced riders (as oppsed to one bike / low miles Japanese race replica owners) think twins make for a better street bike.
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:38 AM   #5
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Default Re: Ksquid's ''...long, painful death of the V-Twin sportbike.'' Continues...

or last throes as it were...
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:39 AM   #6
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Default Re: Ksquid's ''...long, painful death of the V-Twin sportbike.'' Continues...

I am a rider who is not nearly capable of riding any super bike at the limit, but refering to a ducati 999r as slugish may be a little off, especially for a bike that although sporting thirty less hp than the competition manages to be competitive through low end acceleration. Saying vtwins have no legs up top may be a more acurate statement.
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:00 AM   #7
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Default VTwins in WSB enjoy rules advantate over inline 4s

"Ducati and KTM are believed to be planning to introduce 1200cc twin-cylinder production Superbikes to take on the 1000cc fours in the showroom; with the Italian manufacturer - which has long dominated WSBK - arguing that the level of tuning now needed to make their 999 competitive on the race track is becoming too expensive. In MotoGP minimum weight levels vary depending on the number of cylinders, to help level the competition, but in WSBK the only advantage twins have is a greater level of allowed modifications."



See more at V-Twins may go to 1200cc to compete with inline 4s
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:13 AM   #8
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Default AMA level playing field V-Twins are falling way behind

In AMA where the rules are even...kpaul's thesis holds true.



Inline 4s dominate at Barber



If the V-Twins aren't dying how come Ducati uses a V-4 in MotoGP ? Aprilia abandoned its V-Twin WSB racing program and is now developing a V-4..





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Old 04-23-2006, 10:42 AM   #9
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Default V-twins will be in production long after you have croaked asswipe

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Old 04-23-2006, 10:43 AM   #10
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Default KPaul's thesis = tepee thesis?

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