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 25, 2012 12:33 PM


I don't think the duc is a replica of the yam or honda... When you ride prototypes like this you need a fixed setting to evaluate a bike on... Rossi-burgess are used to working with aluminum frames... Can setup a bike better with this material... It's not about the soul of ducati in racing... It's about winning... But still with all the aluminum changes it stays a duc... It turns like an elephant and roars like a lion in the straits... Doesn't sound or handles like a yam or honda.... They need these changes to be competitive... They are 1.5 seconds off pace....

Vilas - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 1:20 PM

You guys talck a lot about Audi and this guys only make an investment.. all the projects that Ducati habe been making are still him Progress and the only diference Audi will make its about Money.. Dont expect that with Audi we gona have a miracle.. The only evolution will come from Ducati enginers Jeremy and all Riders Feedback..
If i was the Manager i would do the same.. what they can do more? they have to worck him solutions.. The competicion with the Top manufacters im motorcycles its not a joke and its not esay to Win.. I beliave Ducati can make t better but they are Fighting with the PRO s on GP bikes.. Ducati only have there tradicion worck well him WSBK and you know why?? because many riders can ride fast the Ducati and because the rules him Power perfermance are calculated to be equal.. Him Motogp is diferente no limitis here m8s onle the Best Win.

Aussie - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 1:24 PM

Good post there mate I agree with you about Duc doing somethihg different,and as you are an engineer I know where you are coming from.I had a bit to do with CF in the Aircraft Industry and it is the material of the future, and I reckon in 5 to 10 yrs honda and yam will have it as their frame and they will get it right, and when they do it will be the end of GP because they will be that far ahead it won't be worth watching,the pity is Ducati if they stuck with it they would have had the jump on everybody but I think they have lost that edge now and another Co.will get the benifit of it a pity really.

RejectDonkey - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 1:27 PM

@ 888
Yes, I know most Ducati have Al swing arm. My point is that they change everything... soon they will put the nr. 99 on the bike to make it look like a Yamaha... :)

I've never seen so many changes going through the bike due to one rider, no matter how good he is or was. In addition, every time they made changes Rossi first say after testing that now the bike is better, but then after race day he slams the bike down. Just after/ before Jerez he say the bike is un-rideable, but after he decided to use Hayden settings he said the bike is not that bad. Come on Vale, you must decide!! This ping-pong of claims from Vale and JB is un- profesional!


May 25, 2012 1:29 PM


I have ridden a few but never owned one.

Even when you ride them they feel different.

The last ride day I went too there was only one breakdown and it was the most expensive bike in the paddock a Ducati.

Vilas - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 1:35 PM

You guys make me laught... All riders that go to Ducati says the same this bike dont worck.. Sinc Rossi go to Ducati iven Hayden says its the best Ducati ever, Still its not Competive with Honda and Yamaha two manufactores that worck with all riders that pass for Ducati and also Stoner becomes very very ompressive with how was esay to ride the Honda and he put out a show him 2011.. And some enginers come here say that Ducati is doing wrong on persuit the Feedback of Rossi and others riders..
pleasea mrs enginers ride one bike before telling that th rides are wrong

Vilas - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 1:45 PM

another laught.. i never see so many changes do to one rider??? its not for the rider you silly guy.. its for Ducati thenself has team and manufactor.. They really whant to win on this formula and if the best solutions are beeing achieved by Japonese its normal that Ducati haave recreated similar solutions in orther to be competitive.. A little like F1 all cars loock the same and nobothy is bored with that..lololo If te aluminim gives more feedback then Carbon its aluminim the right way to go.. if the engine its very ruch on Power make t smooth to have grip.. i tinck this soultions are all natural and bikes only go fast this way.. You whant what that Ducati make one batman bike and say this bike go fast and only go fast on movies.lolo

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