Yooperbikemike's 2012 MotoGP Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by spezjag, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. mdubya

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    Yeah, but not right away.
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    bingbong Been here awhile

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    bingbong Been here awhile

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  5. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Maybe you are right...... if Rossi found himself hounded by a 19 y.o. on a Moto2 bike, THAT would really wake Ducati up..:rofl:rofl
  6. UngaWunga

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    Oh, they've been awake for a year now. I'm starting to think they're just lacking the technical know-how to solve the problem. Even with the outside firm that's building the frames for them now.

    Have they started to build engines that are narrower than 90deg yet?
  7. Dagofast

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    It sounds like the narrow angle engine will arrive at Laguna Seca. Oh, and according to Prezosi; Rossi and Burgess are in charge of all development now.
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    So has Ducati ever built an inline 4 before? :lol3
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    Classic Italian passion over all else: The angle of the engine has (to date) been off the table, because some feel "it's not a Ducati if it's not 90deg."

    Japanese engineering: Question everything. Go where the data points you.
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    WooHoo I'll get to see Rossi battling with the front runners in person:freaky:clap

    Oh and headlines sell papers. Would you have read that if it said Rossi finished 7th and nothing new is going on...
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    Have a great time,....but VR or NH at the pointy end? Not riding a turnip truck. :lol3:lol3
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    Yeah, maybe if Honda and Yamaha switch to a carbon fiber frame...
  13. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  14. Motorcyclist

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    Ducati only builds twins for street use, so the whole L-4 motor is not part of their history. I would hope that being competitive is more important than the engine architecture to the majority of the Ducatisti.

    Just another reason why I question why Ducati is in MotoGP.
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    Honda's V-5 was used on how many street bikes? The whole it must be the same philosophy is silly.
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    Harley doesn't race much anymore, either. I can see it now, a pushrod aircooled twin in a carbon frame!
  17. mdubya

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    Kropotkin seems to think it is more about money and resources to built a narrow V than it is about tradition. Or at least that is what I take away from his comments.

    I will be surprised if we see a narrow V from them this year. But it would be a welcome surprise.

    Rossi was still 28 seconds down on the race winner at Estoril, the same distance they have been all year.

    The problem with Hayden's bike seems almost inexcusable the more I think about it.
  18. Motorcyclist

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    You can't be all things to all people, and it is best to stay with your strengths. WSBK is a great stage for Ducati, and I'd imagine the budget required to be competitive there is several times smaller than in MotoGP.

    And H-D is still the king of the dirt tracks (although Ducati has also recently gotten a win in that series).
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    HD was into road racing with the stockers, I remember seeing these new brothers, yup the Bostrom brothers racing in the AMA HD series a "few" years back :lol3
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