MotoGP » PIC: Aluminium twin-spar Ducati

Ducati GP12 MotoGP bike with full aluminium twin-spar frame.

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mattbloke - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 3:31 PM

if ducati do indeed run a proper twin spar frame next year, i wonder what it will do for sales of the new 1199 road bike as it uses the stressed airbox layout also? i mean if rossi cant get it to work etc, talk about PR disaster...


November 08, 2011 3:35 PM

twin spar may only be used for testing purposes since modifying aluminium is easier....if they get the same result with the other chassis later on, they may revert back in future....that is ofcourse once they solve the issues.....

drago - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 3:38 PM

To asses performance of road Dukes one should probably look more at SBK. It won't be any PR disaster if they manage to win a race or two, be that on an aluminum or carbon chassis.

aaa - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 3:52 PM

Ducati have sold out by going down this route, they are by design always different, which is why they are so loved...

Thats not a real Ducati....

Cheers Rossi for stating you did not want a Yamaha clone as you wanted to keep the Ducati DNA, why not trellis then? But no, we have this... Thanks.

Disgruntled Ducati fan.

meatlovers - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 4:05 PM

this twin spar chassis makes desmosedici fiercer than the old fat ugly gp10

using twin spar chassis means cloning the m1 ??
honda, suzuki, kawasaki also using twin spar chassis...

dont forget that the m1 also using honda's big bang


November 08, 2011 4:12 PM

All these negative post above are probably from the same guys yelling "come on Ducati, get your $$$hit together!"

Any change is worth supporting at this point, don't you wanna see some good racing?! Some times you have to take a step backwards before you can move forwards again, carbon frames arn't ready yet.

aaa - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 4:15 PM

But according to people on here it was a great bike until this year?

And yes losing the DNA of what Ducati is about is important, they can never take on the Japanese at their own game, thats why they've always been different and dam so expensive!

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