MotoGP » Rossi to try aluminium chassis at Aragon

"The front part of the bike is a bit different and is aluminium and not carbon fibre like it was before" - Valentino Rossi.

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TheLegend - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 7:20 PM

Yes! This is a step in the right direction! If the biggest r&d dept in motorcycling (HRC) are still with aluminium than it is certainly not something to ignore!
Lets hope this is the step forward they need and the whole of the ducati racing force can benefit not just one rider :D

GIXXER - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 7:29 PM

I cant beleive its not butter!!!!

How long have they had to work out that C/F dont work on a motorbike as a main structural as its to stiff??

Worlds best engineers, I dont think so.


September 15, 2011 7:34 PM

Hmmm seems I said something of this nature a couple of weeks ago. Use aluminum to develop the thing and then switch to carbon fiber later. Now they can make the proper changes quickly.


September 15, 2011 7:49 PM
Last Edited 1611 days ago

As long as the engine is a stressed member of the chassis than it will fail. You have the front and rear sub chassis design with a certain amount of flex and feel and a freaking engine stuck in the middle. I'm not an engineer but I can't see how 2 different sections joined by an engine will work better or even the same as a conventional one piece chassis.

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