MotoGP » Ducati won't ditch Desmodromic system


Ducati to stick with Desmodromic valve system for MotoGP engine.

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numpty - Unregistered

January 16, 2013 9:58 PM

Fraud ... that is why Audi bought Ducati , Rossi had reduced the share /stock value so much it was a bargain!!! and do they now own the patent for the desmo valve system ? it may appear on future Audi cars

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

January 16, 2013 10:47 PM

Will they move the engine mount down from the cylinder head to crank level like on the Honda and Yamaha? Perhaps the high mount is why they can't get enough front flex / feel?

Md Zane - Unregistered

January 16, 2013 11:10 PM

Gobmeier picks on the bit of the Ducati that does its job perfectly,gord help the Ducati pilots this year if that's his forward thinking.
Puzzled me last year this frame,at about the rear cylinders it looks like it splits making it a 2 part frame(alloy to black)

Oops - Unregistered

January 16, 2013 11:58 PM

Ooops, before Rossi, Yamaha had not won a championship for 17 years, even with 4x 250cc world champ Biaggi on the factory machine. Rossi goes to Yam wins his first race and over the next several years the M1 turns into the best bike on the grid. Even now, the sat Yams are considered the best sat bikes on the grid. Oops, Ducati forget to listen to the rider. NO, WE MAKE BIKES THIS WAY !!! ITS TRADITION!!!!

2010 it was winning - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 12:22 AM

@ Fraud 46

2 seasons and 60 million Euro too late!

That carbon framed Ducati was a real man's bike and was such a beautiful machine and to be ruined by a pair of idiots that have now pissed off back to Yamaha is a criminal act...

2010 it was winning - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 12:22 AM

@ Fraud 46

2 seasons and 60 million Euro too late!

That carbon framed Ducati was a real man's bike and was such a beautiful machine and to be ruined by a pair of idiots that have now pissed off back to Yamaha is a criminal act...

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 12:34 AM

@numpty,
Mercedes Benz used a desmo valve actuation system on their W196 Formula One car in the mid 1950s. It's not a Ducati invention. Ducati's specific method may be patented but there were several automotive manufacturers who used it before Ducati ever did. Delage, Mercedes and Maserati all used it before 1960.

Wsbk fan - Unregistered

January 17, 2013 12:34 AM

Gobmeier, if you wanna save your time, energy, cash, get instantaneous best results, go fly to Oz, knock on Stoner's door, he'll melt. That bloke doesn't really care about money. What he cares about is speed.. :D

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