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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Buckwheat - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 3:11 AM

The current 90degree engine configuration is the longest in the paddock. "conventional" rules of tuning by Rossi, JB & crew do not produce the results that longer frames & shorter engines yield. The current long engine sits low while the more compact angle version will provide for more pitch & dive (more weight transfer for front end confidence & rear end traction) with a higher position in the frame along with a longer frame/swingarm for a wider range of flex tuning. Also gone is the dynamic nature/properties of the carbon frame & swingarm which is effected by the heat during a race.

Silver Star - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 3:44 AM

"... its all about money & brand image & marketing products, probably one of the reasons Casey doesnt want to bother with it right now/anymore, cause its all an illusion, used to promote consumerism."

It is the same everywhere - even in V8 Supercars. Good luck to him if he keeps on with his attitude. He is talented and young. If he wants to keep on doing what he "loves", then he should just shut up and keep on with the job. Stoners reason for leaving the sport doesnt make sense anyway. The only significant thing that has changed in his life is his new bub. Go figure it out.


May 25, 2012 8:16 AM
Last Edited 1230 days ago

"You people have to get on twitter and see what is being written about this site and the posters on it and who is saying it!!! It's all true!!!!@Bazza"
Why? who cares?


May 25, 2012 8:29 AM
Last Edited 1230 days ago

the Ducati has always been fast, it would be great if they can fix the tricky handling so that mere mortals can be competitive on it, the more riders fighting for the lead the better. If they throw enough money at it and change it as much as possible to resemble the Yamaha
they should eventually succeed, think it might take more than a new swing arm however. Love to see Vale back in the mix with Dani Jorge and Casey


May 25, 2012 8:37 AM

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 disagree mate...engineers designs parts on a computer the riders give feedback as to how it works in the real world, so for me they work hand in hand. Most engineers will never ride what they design at the level these guys are riding so what works in simulation may not work well in the real world. For me that is somewhat a engineer just my 2cnts. Now for the real deal they are not engineers in the sense of design's but are engineers at feeling subtle things that only Gp bike do "prototype"

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