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Matthew Birt  says:

First pic: Ducati’s new twin spar aluminium frame

This is Ducati’s radical new twin spar aluminium frame that Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden will test on the GP12 Desmosedici MotoGP bike over the next two days in Valencia. The Bologna factory has introduced a conventional frame to try and improve front-end feeling after a disastrous final 800cc campaign saw Rossi and Hayden score just one podium finish each in...

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Aug 02

Posts: 2323

Hedgehog5 says:


"Impressive start by Ben just over a second off Stoner's pace."

Ben's actually under a second off Stoner's pace.:winkie:

Impressive by Cal under half a second off Ben's pace.:smile

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Sep 11

Posts: 2289

YamahaGYTR says:

Thanks Hedgy.

For correcting me bud :)

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Mar 11

Posts: 109

pacman46 says:

least Rossi aint last this time!

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Sep 11

Posts: 402

jollyboy says:

As I understand it they're saying basically that they set the new bike up exactly like the old one for the first day to set a benchmark. Why does it take a whole day to set a benchmark? Surely all it takes is a few laps. Kind of gives the impression that Ducati are still adamant the original design was right.

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Oct 07

Posts: 1306

hugelean says:

They can't say it's crap they are just about to start selling them, it's tricky situation the bikes probably well and good given the right tyres etc, but not the strict motogp regs it's hard to market . It's not good enough for Rossi(or Casey for that matter) and motogp but it is for the road and wsbk... not an easy push even though it has plenty of data to support why..

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Jun 11

Posts: 568

ratchetman says:


Good luck to Valatino, Nicky and Ducati next year .After this season they certainly deserve it

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Jul 11

Posts: 968

motoking says:


for hayden. he don't deserves this. but it's his badluck.

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Sep 11

Posts: 402

jollyboy says:

@hugelean I understand what you mean when you say "it's tricky situation the bikes probably well and good given the right tyres etc," but to be fair everybody is working to the same rules. If Ducati are having problems with, for example, the tyres then it's up to them to build a bike around the tyres. Everybody else manages. And the point about the MotoGP bike is that it has to be a "prototype" IOW it can't be based on a road bike. Which means they not only can build a specific chassis for MotoGP, they HAVE to build a specific chassis. As such they should be building something specifically for the rules of MotoGP not a jack of all trades.

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Sep 09

Posts: 36

YZF750RR says:

Twin spar no full on solution

It's coming, however, not enough to solve the problem. With no adjustment on the the swing arm, how can the balance be achieved? I know they don't to replicate the M1, but, come, still hanging on the carbon swing arm? Who are they kidding? One thing at a time, but no test of steps to solve the handling problems. A big mistake, as they have the 15 times MotoGP/500 chief mechanic in Burgess teamed with Rossi and in that they have the best set up and test team who have won more titles than any living team.

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Apr 09

Posts: 12

petejh says:

Ducati GP 12

ok, so who forgot to fit the front brake discs ?

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