MotoGP » Aluminium swing-arm among Ducati developments

“We worked on different configurations of the electronics, engine and chassis, including an aluminum swing-arm" - Filippo Preziosi.

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May 24, 2012 9:00 PM

Some people just cannot get away from the "My Dad Your Dad" thing can they .
Now to the point of this thread. I think for a long time now Ducati have had the mentality that they know best . Well now at least they are listening to people that really do know best. Nicky Hayden has said the this years bike was the best he has ridden since he has been at Ducati. I think Nicky is a good guide as to how well Rossi is doing as well. And it's looking good for Ducati i think if they produce the equipment.

Komplex - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 9:12 PM

rossi isnt developing the bike darren, Ducati is, and Rossi is the one providing feedback for their efforts. If you think Ducati had a respectable bike before Vale joined up you are smoking some heavy reafer.

I thought Vale thought he was getting a respectable bike when he signed with Ducati..??...just the guy he replaced didn't know how to ride it..!!!

motomoto - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 10:26 PM

much to do about nothing, as if the lack of an aluminum swing-arm was the problem all along. Hurray for break-throughs. I hope that Honda and Yamaha don't find out about this rare precious metal, or they might use one also, and knock a further 1.5 seconds off of THEIR time. Watch out Repsol & Yamaha, Ducati is coming!
And PCX - grunt is very useful on street bikes.

One little bird starts a "narrow engine is comming" rumor with no proof, and this baseless rumor keeps it life on this prestigious forum. Perpetual dreamers, there are no 1 second bolt on parts (save a rocket booster) for the Ducati. Tweak what you have and you'll get there.
I still say it's the shoulder. javascript:insertTextCursor('comment',%20':D')

For me, it's useless: Rossi's 2011-2012 is not the same as Rossi's 2008-2009 (which has not as good as the golden years of 2001-2005) and the Ducati will never be adaptable to Rossi.

But for Ducati and Rossi they have to keep at it and try to mitigate the disaster...

Beh! If Rossi did a "Stoner" and retired after his 2009 title everyone would hail him as unbeatable. He had the guts or pleasure to carry on, trying out a new bike and paid for it. He deserves respect for that!

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