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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yamduc - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 11:44 PM

Read some silly comments, but i won't bother replying... I think for the first time in two year, they really stuck their head together... All of the crew, even burgess was working his pants off...

The first thing they are after is to give the riders a good feeling with the bike... Also in return, the bike giving them feedback (i think it's over and done with, with throwing of riders without a warning)... They will work on a stable bike, in this they'll find a couple of thents a lap on the competition... Then when they totally understand the bike, the setup, the way it must be ridden... They will up the performance... Once they realise this it may be well be halfway the season... Then talking some podium finishes to be up for the title next year... It is the first time i got the feeling they are trying to solve problems instead of pointing fingers(doing this they lost about twelve months) and insulting each other... Saw some pictures of the team and the riders and their body language

gpfan - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 12:46 AM


I believe Nicky said it was the "fastest Ducati" he had ridden, due to 1000cc straight line speed. But I think he also does like the overall feel and feedback more than the 800 Ducatis.


May 25, 2012 1:08 AM

Yeah you could be right about that . I won't disagree with you mate. By the way over the years i have learnt to watch Valentino's body language and what he does on a bike to see how he is feeling. And looking at that picture of him pulling that weelie tells me he is starting to have fun again. I might be wrong but we will see. Yes i know some people will say i am talking rubbish but i really feel that he is close to getting on terms with atleast the Yamahas in the dry.Casey and the Honda might take a little more effort.


May 25, 2012 1:13 AM

re: "Improved Thursday weather allowed Rossi and Hayden to complete 76 and 81 laps respectively, which were spent 'trying different configurations of the engine, electronics and chassis, among which was a new aluminum swing-arm'."

there's a shocker. i believe someone commented about how a C/F frame doesn't work, but a C/F swinger supposedly has ZERO problem putting 250hp to the ground...? oh that's right it was me. bologna, if you were going to embrace aluminum...? then ferrcrissakes stop wasting time and embrace ALUMINUM...!

Sam - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 2:00 AM


You just showed your ignorance. The current Ducati is only 4-5 months old compared to vastly developed Honda and Yamaha over a decade. Yes they're trying and that called development in case you have no clue.

I can see a one-eyed schoolboy arm-pump man supporter.

Straight Talker - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 2:05 AM

I think its going in the right direction for Ducati. For Vale he just needs to be within 3 tenths of the fastest guy... We all know he can make it up in the race.

If he starts running with the top three it will make the races far more exciting than the 2011 season. And there will be more racing rather than just making fast laps.For all the racers out there hope this happens soon.

And hoping VR46 would be a constant force on the podium... even better if he wins a GP in the few coming Races and a few this season.

Sam - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 2:05 AM


So Ducati didn't listen to him?? about what exactly?? almost everybody knows that Stoner knows next to nothing about developing a winning bike and that's exactly why Honda won't let him touch that RC!!


May 25, 2012 2:16 AM
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Its good to see Ducati moving forward, Rossi needs to be competitive again. But all this effort comes to waste if the rules are changed again, because more development will be required. Whatever rule change on bikes Dorna makes disadvantages every manufacturer, but it will surely hit Ducati most. Not that the rules are meant for the japanese bikes, they are more towards disadvantaging Honda n Yamaha, but we have seen the 2 manufacturers are more adapt to changes because they have much more experience. Please stop changing the damn rules. And Ducati, please dont try to be clever with accepting last minute rule changes (when the rest oppose). Ure at the losing end if u do so again.

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