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Tetley

July 01, 2014 1:10 PM

MotoGP » Dall'Igna: New engine ‘first step’ for 2015 Ducati


Realist:
cossiegaz: his opinion has pretty much been proved right by the fact that the aluminium frame has brought hardly any improvement.
That isn't necessarily true. The leading Ducati riders are crashing less and the bike is more stable and predictable (which, relative to the competition isn't saying much). In fact, crashing is rarely even currently fan's minds.
One of life's great unanswered questions- how the carbon frame would have developed if they hadn't ditched it . By now they might have got the carbon bike behaving itself and racing at the front.

Tetley

July 01, 2014 1:47 PM
Last Edited 91 days ago

MotoGP » Dall'Igna: New engine ‘first step’ for 2015 Ducati


Concensus appears to be that Ducatis engine is too long. that is to say, the length of the horizontal cylinder and the need NOT to foul the front tyre prevents the crank centre from being moved forward.So what are Gigi's options? Let's think outside the box. Yamaha gained advantages by making the M1's crank rotate backwards- could this help to improve the Duc's handling? Previously Duc have tilted the motor backwards- maybe they could tilt it forwards? Then fork compression would move the tyre away from the horiontal cylinder and the motor could be moved forward a bit? This might also raise the crank centre, aiding mass centralisiation, and a gearbox redesign could lengthen the swinging arm, improving the handling. OR- make the front cylinders a shorter stroke than the vertical pots? OR- make the exhausts exit sideways? OR- go to a side-valve arrangement? OR- mount the Vee across the frame, like Moto Guzzi? OR- what else might Gigi have up his sleeve? (continued ...)

Tetley

July 01, 2014 1:48 PM
Last Edited 92 days ago

MotoGP » Dall'Igna: New engine ‘first step’ for 2015 Ducati


OR- and this could be favourite- Gigi might just be mis-informing to keep everyone guessing. One thing is certain- Gigi will be thinking laterally and logically and will not be restrained by current conventions. Audi will be receptive to new thinking. Ducati's traditional market signatures were trellis frame ( now ditched for MotoGP), Vee 2 configuration (now ditched for MotoGP)- how long will it be before Desmo valves and a 90 degree engine are superceded by developments? Under Audi it could happen. BTW, some of my suggestions in my previous posting were for amusement only. Hee-hee.

Tetley

June 23, 2014 6:54 PM

WSBK » Laverty ‘snaps’ foot mid-race, carries on


shamarone: re: "They don't need someone at a keyboard, somewhere in the world maybe thousands of miles (or kms) from the incident, someone who has only "heard" about the (fill in the blank) and can only imagine how (fill in the blank) is or isn't , telling them what they should and shouldn't do." s1 hereby claims "exempt" from the above statement.
Ok, Sham'n'moan, you're excused. But only because you're so entertaining. Smiley face !

Tetley

June 22, 2014 10:53 PM

WSBK » Laverty ‘snaps’ foot mid-race, carries on


jennifer.lee.712161: I personally think if a rider is injured they shouldn't be allowed to race. Their health should be paramount!
Two people are primarily involved in that decision. The rider and the Official Doctor. If either one of those says "No" to racing then the rider sits it out. If they both say it's OK to race then the rider continues. These riders are Tough with a capital "T", Determined with a capital "D". Ambitious with a capital "Am". The Docs are experts at assessing and treating injuries. They don't need someone at a keyboard, somewhere in the world maybe thousands of miles (or kms) from the incident, someone who has only "heard" about the injury and can only imagine how debilitating it is or isn't , telling them what they should and shouldn't do.

Tetley

June 18, 2014 11:41 AM

MotoGP » We're closer to beating Marquez, says Rossi


SkyWilk: I would rather have real competition and different winners than "smiles" and "exuberance".. i want to watch a race, not a circus, or some sort of personality cult group. But it's funny that when Stoner and Lorenzo were praising each other, you lot had a very different opinion.
I'd say the race in Catalunya was both competitive and sporting and enjoyable for riders and viewers. Edge of the seat stuff. A great show. And without the "show" viewing figures would fall, therefore advertisers and sponsors would take their money elsewhere, investment in the series would decline and eventually the TV companies would drop MotoGP. The "circus", the "personalities", the hordes of ardent fans waving flags supporting their favourites, the celebrations- they are all essential for MotoGP to remain a world-wide success. I can't believe you'd prefer to watch a glum event.

Tetley

June 20, 2014 5:26 PM

MotoGP » Suzuki finding a good direction, says De Puniet


This topic is generating more Rumours than a Fleetwood Mac album. On his blog today, Neil Hodgson says Cal Crutchlow is looking favourite for the Suzuki seat. The managers of most riders whose contracts are ending (or who have get-out clauses or who can negotiate their exit ) will be actively starting rumours that their riders are talking to various Teams. This is to create the impression that the rider is in demand and is designed to increase his worth to his current team and create interest from other potential employers. Suzuki won't object as it keeps their name prominent in the media. With all the riders who are being linked with Suzuki, they'll probably need to fit pillion seats to get them all on the bikes.

Tetley

June 18, 2014 10:52 AM

MotoGP » We're closer to beating Marquez, says Rossi


Insidejob: "guys relax the only facti is stoner had no guts when he came to know that competition is going to be much more tougher than he run away from the battle thats the fact!" Thank you for your facts, Mr Fact. I'll make a note of them. We wouldn't want opinions to take precedence over facts now would we?
Here's a few more facts. 1. The fisherman retired some years ago. 2. The fisherman has no relevance to this years Championship. 3. This is a thread about Rossi and Marquez. 4. Have you noticed the joy, smiles, laughing, exuberance, happiness on the podiums these days since the fisherman decided to sling his hook instead of race MotoGP?

Tetley

June 18, 2014 5:18 PM

MotoGP » We're closer to beating Marquez, says Rossi


therealDave:
SkyWilk:
Tetley: Stoner and Lorenzo going at it swapping victories and showing respect at the podium any day.
PS - don't confuse self-admiration for respect towards others (re Jlo) and don't confuse simmering discontent for respect towards others (re stoner). DP was the only one of those 3 that had respect for anyone!
That quote should not have my name on it. I never wrote those words.


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