MotoGP » Ducati won't ditch Desmodromic system


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Yam & Honda run pneumatic valve systems. Only way they could compete with desmodromic ability to open & close valves at higher rpms than conventional valve spring systems. At least Ducati's run a system that has a real-world application on their motorcycles. The pneumatic systems have no real-world application I know of for Yam & Honda machines. Which gives the lie to the fact that HRC & Yam are in MotoGP for 'development'. They are in it for the marketing platform which means they need to employ all means possible to make sure their bikes are up front. If Honda & Yamaha truly wanted 'development' potential, then they'd want pneumatic systems banned so they could come up with something else that had a purpose away from MotoGP. But that would be handing back an advantage now wouldn't it?



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