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PIC: New Ducati frame

Ducati GP12 MotoGP bike with full aluminium twin-spar frame.
As rumoured, the start of the Valencia MotoGP test on Tuesday also marked the public debut of a twin-spar aluminium frame - as used by the Japanese manufacturers - on a Ducati MotoGP bike (another pic below).

Ducati claim the bike being used at this week's test is the starting point for next year's machine, suggesting significant developments are still to come for the GP12.

The Valencia test, which concludes on Wednesday evening, marks the first time that 1000cc bikes from Honda, Yamaha and Ducati have been on track at the same time.

Ducati began the season using a carbon fibre chassis, with Valentino Rossi receiving an aluminium front section at Aragon in an attempt to improve front-end feel.


Tagged as: Ducati , Valencia , frame

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mattbloke - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 3:31 PM

if ducati do indeed run a proper twin spar frame next year, i wonder what it will do for sales of the new 1199 road bike as it uses the stressed airbox layout also? i mean if rossi cant get it to work etc, talk about PR disaster...



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