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BambangBikeRider

September 16, 2011 7:40 PM

MotoGP » Rossi to try aluminium chassis at Aragon


I've said it before and I still think it's the case. The concept of using the engine as a stressed member will make the frame (front) to be much shorter than conventional aluminum frames. In conventional aluminum frames, it stretch from the steering head, all the way to swingarms pivot. In Ducati's case, the front sub frame only connects the steering head to the engine, and you can only flex such a short frame so much, regardless the material you use.

BambangBikeRider

September 12, 2011 2:09 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sixth GP12 test day 'interesting'


I guess Stoner and Lorenzo will improve over the year (Lorenzo might already have started last year). But to say that they're the best riders would still need a little bit more proofs. And I don't mean by comparing the way Stoner and Rossi ride the Duc, because we all admit that Stoner has an exceptional ability to adapt to a new ride. But it takes more than that to be called the best rider. And somebody said that rider should only adapt to the bike as the last resort and as a short time remedy before you can fix the bike.

BambangBikeRider

September 12, 2011 2:09 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sixth GP12 test day 'interesting'


Riders success can be measured in many different ways, objectively or subjectively. Sure, fans have their own preferred riders and their judgements would be somewhat biased (mine too, I suppose). But fortunately, MotoGP has a method called the 'scoring system', which already takes into account: skill, equipment, pace, consistency and even luck. Therefore, the most objective way to measure the best rider is using MotoGP method (they're all well documented). And so far, Rossi is still the best of the current riders.

BambangBikeRider

September 11, 2011 3:53 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sixth GP12 test day 'interesting'


"He would clear off the race..." Obviously, you've been starting watching motogp since 2009. Pre-2009, as anybody would remember, Rossi would qualify mid pack. And only during the race he would pass his competitors one by one. Sometimes he qualified well, only to get a bad start at the race. As far as I'm concern, he had never finish far ahead the second finisher. It all changed during 2009, where he got a serious challenge from Lorenzo. He started to qualify and start the race better. This also showed that Rossi adapt with challenges. He's smart.

BambangBikeRider

August 26, 2011 12:09 AM
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MotoGP » Rossi: A difficult circuit


"Both Rossi and his crew chief have called for Ducati to run a parallel project to design an aluminium chassis to test whether such a chassis would bring an improvement. By running two different projects in parallel, the argument runs, the pace of development of the Desmosedici could greatly increased as the data from the two projects is analyzed." "He (Preziosi) reiterated that the CF chassis was not a point of dogma for Ducati. "We are open-minded. We are ready to use what we believe is better." Preziosi pointed to the fact that Ducati abandoned their iconic V twin configuration for a four-cylinder when they entered MotoGP..." If Rossi and Burgess could prove that, at least, it is easier to set up, then I hope Ducati will continue with the new frame project.

BambangBikeRider

August 25, 2011 8:51 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: A difficult circuit


Jimmy, I find it very understandable that rider's willingness to ride very close to the limit is measured by the speed and or the 'hairy' moments, by casual observer. Actually, there's a lot more to that. A rider could ride faster and also safer if the bike is well balanced. Read Furusawa interview a while back. It turned out that when the test riders said that the New M1 felt slower (therefore, I assume, also felt safer), it was actually the fastest Yamaha they'd ever tested. And anybody, including Stoner, will agree with me that CF framed Ducati is never known for its stability.

BambangBikeRider

August 25, 2011 4:53 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: A difficult circuit


Again Billy, you misunderstood my post. Never did I say that Ducati should throw parts at the bike. Actually, they already tried that and ended up using old forks. What they need to change is just the frame, cause it seems that it's the main problem of their bike (CMIIW). No matter how many parts Ducati throws at the CF, it just won't work. I was only suggesting that Ducati should give Rossi and Burgess a more conventional frame, which they are familiar with (preferably like Yamaha's), and they can start winning again. Before that, well, no matter how I like Rossi, I will never say that Rossi will be a serious contender for the World Championship.


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