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BambangBikeRider

November 14, 2011 6:16 AM
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MotoGP » Will aluminium frame be Ducati's silver bullet?


@Percentage What does Shuhei Nakamoto (HRC VP) know about CF? Most probably he/they're talking about the flex on TWIN SPAR frames. I don't think Ducati's problem is with the MATERIAL, but rather the engine-as-stressed-member GEOMETRY. The very short sections of frame can not give enough flex, therefore, whatever material they're using, it will affect the flex very little or not at all.

BambangBikeRider

November 14, 2011 6:04 AM
Last Edited 1267 days ago

MotoGP » Will aluminium frame be Ducati's silver bullet?


@ No1StonerFan and FRED1 I couldn't find any news regarding Ducati or Rossi stated that 2011 is the development year. Most probably that 'fact' is just a wishful thinking of blinded Rossi fans (please note that I'm also Rossi fan, but not blinded). Here's what happened: Rossi and Burgess underestimated the CF frame problem because of lack of knowledge about it (as a matter of fact, nobody has mastered CF). Burgess even went on with his 80 seconds fix statement. Clearly, they had no idea. Also because of that, they decided to play along with Ducati, keeping the CF frame for 2011, thinking that fine tuning it would be easier than building twin spar frame from scratch. The rest is history.

BambangBikeRider

November 12, 2011 10:54 PM

MotoGP » Will aluminium frame be Ducati's silver bullet?


I don't usually agree with RawDawg. But the best example on that case is HRC. How do you explain Honda's sudden supremacy half way through the season last year (if not for Pedrosa's collar bone injury). I doubt that Pedrosa and Dovi suddenly came up with amazing feedbacks that could transform the bike after all those years, but rather, a long term hard works of the engineers at HRC finally pays off.

BambangBikeRider

November 11, 2011 10:25 PM

MotoGP » de Puniet: I want Suzuki MotoGP ride


Randy is always a very good racer, he could mix it up with the front guys, pre 2011. And don't forget, it took Honda 3,5 years to make their bikes competitive again. All with better financial backing than Suzuki. Let's hope that Suzuki gets a big sponsor, so they can continue to race and be as competitive as their japanese counterparts. Nobody expect them to be competitive overnight anyway.

BambangBikeRider

November 09, 2011 10:45 PM

MotoGP » Valencia MotoGP test times - Wednesday 5pm


CMIIW, but I think, Ducati is the only manufacturer with a major chassis redesign. I wouldn't be so surprised if they are not familiar with how it behaves yet, especially with the tight test rules. So, while other teams are fine tuning their bikes, Ducati is still testing the frame. They might have bigger changes in chassis design/geometry for the next test compared to other teams, who have years of experience on twinspar. But IMHO, this is a huge step forward in the setup department, with the more predictable responses and feedback to the small setup changes, compared to the inconsistent feedback given by the stressed member chassis bike. Regarding engine. We would not be able to compare engines when the chassis is not working optimally. Hope the new test rules would give enough time for Ducati to find the magic formula they've been looking for, and they can become competitive again. (I wouldn't be so surprised if people say the new rules will benefit Rossi or Ducati the most. But

BambangBikeRider

October 26, 2011 7:00 AM

MotoGP » Wayne Gardner plays down safety concerns


I don't understand why people slag Gardner off. I never like the guy either, but I have to agree with him. Island of Man TT is, by any modern safety standards, definitely not safe. There's simply not enough space to make for adequate run offs. You crash and you hit a wall fence. Modern motorsports and its safety precautions have become an art in themselves. It's one thing to get your adrenaline pumping, and it's completely another thing to get suicidal.


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