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eadgbe

February 12, 2016 8:07 PM

BSB » Be Wiser Ducati gives fresh motivation for Byrne


"with a new striking red livery in accordance with the Italian manufacturer's famous colours" .Cobblers, Ducatis should be red, white & green as per 70's NCR and the MHR, Failing that that they should be silver, as per their gp race teams in the classic era. Either way, the red livery was just a cynical an attempt to create a two wheeled Ferrari association perpetrated by the Casiglionis Ooops! Forgot about the black & gold 900SS. Best one ever!

eadgbe

November 18, 2015 7:37 PM

MotoGP » 2016 Ducati will keep wings


Yirmin: . .But that would take a bit more sophisticated electronics than what I'm guessing Ducati can manage.
The electronics for variable aero surfaces would be child-play for any geek with half a brain but it just ain't gonna happen. With moveable wings a bike could corner as fast as an F1 car but the high sides would be ridiculous. You'd be talking 100ft (and I'm not joking or exaggerating)

eadgbe

November 18, 2015 6:50 PM

MotoGP » 2016 Ducati will keep wings


Yirmin: .. but on a bike that is leaning at a 45% angle the wing is putting as much force pushing out of the turn as it is putting force down on the wheel... And if you look at some of the turns you see the bikes are at an even steeper angle than 45% so then the winglet is clearly taking away more than it is giving.
I think they're being a bit more cunning than that. You'll notice that the wings are not parallel to the ground with the bike upright so when the bike leans, the outer wing is never at an angle of more than 45 degs from the horizontal. With the rider hanging off the inside of the bike, the aero effect of the inner wing is blocked so there will still be a net down-force generated even with the bike on its side(no I don't mean in the gravel trap!) I agree with Gigi that aerodynamics is the next big thing but don't expect moveable surfaces, that was banned over 30 years ago in F1 (apart from DRF or whatever it's called)

eadgbe

November 18, 2015 7:44 PM

MotoGP » 2016 Ducati will keep wings


TrueFan: [b. Winglets develop lift and drag. In the case of these winglets, Drag is proportional to the speed squared. I can't remember the lift formulae... .
Lift! No wonder Ducati got slower as the season went on and the wings got bigger. Maybe next year they can develop wings that generate downforce


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