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alex younkin

October 06, 2009 8:38 PM

There's a simple difference in philosophy between the Japanese & the Italians... The Japanese only think about HP & top speed while the Italians focus strictly on the lap times,(besides Yamaha recently, after Rossi insisted that they put more MotoGP tech into the 2009 R1, obviously) This is why Ducati have used the L-twin for so long & the Japnese use in-line 4's so much. Different strokes for different folks! (Although Ducati seem to have the winning combo 16 of 22! That's impressive, no matter where your loyalties lie)


October 07, 2009 7:26 PM
Last Edited 2242 days ago

Lets see. 1988 1000cc twins versus 750cc inline fours. That computes to a 25% displacement advantage.
Honda comes out with a VTR1000/RC51 and wins the championship the first year.

Then we get to 2008 where Ducati wants 1200cc's to compete with 1000cc's.

Ducati needs to pray that the Japanese maufacturers do not decide they will fight fire with fire and make this an apples to apples comparision.
I like Ducs. But them constantly moving the bar to give themselves an advantage is no difference in philosopy. Give me a break.

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