MotoGP » Will aluminium frame be Ducati's silver bullet?

"The positives of this bike are certainly the engine, which I like, and the fact that it handles a bit better than the previous one" – Valentino Rossi.

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rossi4life46 - Unregistered

November 10, 2011 1:35 PM

and more over it's true rossi developed honda and yamaha . Honda hasn't got a rider like rossi since if left so there weren't any wins . Now they got stoner and it's working .and yamaha they gave lorenzo more importance than rossi . And gave rossi problems on the team so rossi left them . Or else if wouldn't leave yamaha or his precious M1 he made from the start . M1 is rossi's back . And you know what honda is happy to take rossi back but he won't go . He will develop desmo and kick their butts next year . Just wait for it . GoVALE we are behind you on matter what . Just eat you know what stoner or lorenzo fans .

who knows..? - Unregistered

November 10, 2011 1:46 PM

to be fast bike... that is ducati's dream... and, rossi dragged into it... can it be reality..? only time will tell... and i enjoying watching their hard work to make it real... i'm not hoping or mocking them, bcoz i will not get a piece of benefit from doing it...

just waiting and watching.


November 10, 2011 1:47 PM


Where have you been? Have you pulled a Rip Van Winkle and sleep 2011 away? Those "development" myths and exaggerations were firmly tucked away and put to sleep. Development mostly depends on the engineers. Just ask your hero - he said so himself.

cg125turbo - Unregistered

November 10, 2011 1:50 PM

I hope they're competitive next year, but no matter what, they deserve some credit for currently being the only manufacturer in the world willing to battle the japanese in the top class.

who knows - Unregistered

November 10, 2011 2:00 PM

@Development mostly depends on the engineers.

and, don't you see this past 2 days..? rossi and other ducati's rider is busy giving feedback to ducati's engineers... without them (test rider), yamaha, honda, suzuki and ducati engineers only will be a researchers(someone who don't know what their doing)...

rossi4life46 - Unregistered

November 10, 2011 2:23 PM

hey @RawDawg i am @rossi4life46 . I didn't mean ducati is best and rossi is best well he is best--period-- till be races . You got me bul wrong . Lets face it ducati is the only team who has taken such a long time to make a bike for rossi . Deep down he knows it too . Yamaha honda didn't take this time to do it. They were worse when he rode them and won . Hes just sticking around to give one last try till contract expires . Honda said they're happy to have him back . He'll be on honda in 2013 for sure . Not yamaha though till lorenzo is in it . He just hates him . And "My hero " is a 9 time champion . You know it too he is the one behind yamaha and honda. No denyin that stoner rides the rc well but rossi made it . He is a legend and always will be . What ever you say he'll be back as he did back in 2010 whilst you were sleeping i guess . And on explainations to anyone world knows rossi is a freakgo legend and will be the 10 time world champion


November 10, 2011 2:23 PM

Regarding Nakamoto's comment, I've read that eventually Honda had come to a point that their bikes offered very limited adjusment especially in the frame because they had seen that teams tended to change too many things too much and they just got confused. That was also noted by Burgess who was impressed by how much room for adjustment the Yamaha offered -and also how they (Yamaha) were changing many things at once, thus never finding what really needed fixing. It was his Honda "slow and methodical progress" and probably "if it works don't mess with it" mentality that helped sort the Yamaha so fast. Classic case of less being more...

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