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Matthew Birt  says:

Ducati make taming aggressive power delivery priority

Ducati will focus on taming the aggressive power delivery with its factory GP12 machine in a bid to make the new 1000cc Desmosedici a more competitive force in MotoGP. Reeling after witnessing Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi finish sixth and 10th in the opening race in Qatar earlier this month, Bologna technical staff will concentrate on taming the aggressive power delivery...

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rayc333

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rayc333 says:

Armchair cretins

MCN isn't there something that can be done to prevent the few dimwits on here spoiling every story that's published? As a fan of most forms of motorcycling/racing I'm fed up with the personal bickering and (usually) negative comments about (who are) the greatest exponents of the sport.

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Ivebeenthehero

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There is - just don't scroll down to the forum comments or add your own pearls... You cretin.

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rayc333

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rayc333 says:

Ditto

MCN, hopefully there's a better answer to not reading the forum comments. Occasionally there are some insightful thoughts, and my feeling is that many people would be put off contributing because of a certain few. 

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Electronics...

"Many now believe the aggressive power delivery is what is causing the understeer issue, with the bike not able to hold a line when Rossi and Hayden open the throttle."

So the man who criticised the playstation generation for their reliance on electronics needs greater intervention of electronics to help his throttle control while the supposed playstation guy rode around the problem with apparently superb throttle control... another in Rossi's increasing repertiore of dumb comments that have come back to haunt him.

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trailler

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trailler says:

Looks......

like the rider is the problem....sadly! , and it looks like we are going to find out this in the next few races . watch out for the satilite bikes , if they beat rossi at a consistant level , we know where the problem lies....:blink:

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veronicaisl

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veronicaisl says:

80 fortnights?

Are we in 80 fortnights now?

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

I hear you Ray C

HardlyLean, Milky, Moaner, and least not the biggest yellow Tutu wearer of them all - Wosi,  can be very tedious with their blithering invented fantasy.

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BMEP

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BMEP says:

What to do now.

Aggressive power delivery. This is not a fault, every race bike should have this. What we're talking about here is a bit too aggressive engine or a harsh throttle response. A couple of things you can do one is to limit the power delivery and the other is to 'burn it like Casey' - which is spin the back wheel early so it does not suddenly 'dig in' off the throttle at the apex (resulting in not enough front wheel on the track and a wipe-out). A slow initial action throttle will help and engine manage (turn down - with electronics) the cranked over power curve. I'm surprised they don't seem to be using the Casey Stoner fuelling trick to get through this problem - JB must know about it(?) but it probably doesn't suit. I think the Ducati will go fast again but I don't know when.

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jollyboy

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jollyboy says:

Benny

Agreed, if it's so damned easy why aren't these guys out winning races themselves. Some of us have been out there and tried and found ourselves not to be good enough, but at least we tried. When you're wallying around mid pack on a grid full of 250LCs then you know you're not going to be a winner. Sure some people cheated a little more than others (I don't believe there was a single rider who's bike was completely legit) but I don't believe a few extra little tweaks on a production bike were ever going to pull me up from the mid field to a regular podium finisher. So I quit and spent time in the pits instead sometimes bikes, but mostly cars. It's all well and good spouting the theory (we can all do that 'til the cows come home) but when you've studied the masters and read Keith Code and you're still an also ran then you know it's harder than the armchair pundits would have you believe. It's no good sitting at home "knowing" that you know better than the riders out there doing it. You can't lay claim to that until you've been out there and won regularly yourself.

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BMEP

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BMEP says:

Benny...

...tell me the one about the flexible engine again, I like that one, it's a classic. :laugh:

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