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Laura Stevens  says:

Polita tests Panigale ready for BSB return

Italian Alex Polita is due to return to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship grid later in the season as he continued testing the Ducati Panigale during the official test at Donington Park on Tuesday. Polita was running in Lloyds British Ducati colours and was working alongside Ducati Coventry’s John Hackett as the team continue the development work on the latest...

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Oct 06

Posts: 587

Eddy998 says:


If DUCATI Coventry are working on it, it'll be a flyer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ciao

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Jan 11

Posts: 115

luckyskua says:

What upgrades?

If anyone has seen the OMG build process for the 1199 engine they would be forgiven if they thought that lighter con-rods meant the engine being sent back to Bologna. Crankcases Press, funny shaped main bearings, vertical split cylinders with wet liners pressed in. Aint no bench top strip.

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Aug 11

Posts: 437


Mmmmmmmmmm interested in how it will perform but can't wait to see it in WSBK.  Still yet to try one but i don't think i'll be getting one.  I think i prefer my 1098s for looks.  Eddy998, do you work for Ducati coventry ? as i see you mention them a few times.

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Sep 10

Posts: 836

CBR11X says:

I think they'll have a lot of trouble getting this bike to handle at bumpy tracks with elevation changes. The engine-as-a-stressed-member does not work well on motorcycles. The engine vibrations simply feed back into the suspension, and the engine block give f@ck all flex. This gives the suspension too much to do. Although Stoner did win on the 2009-2010 MotoGP bike, it had the same problems. Ducati tried something new because it was a weight saving idea, and the bike is cheaper to build. On the road however, there shouldn't be a problem. The bike sounds great and has a heap of power for a twin.

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Jul 04

Posts: 2

mbracing says:


Most of the Ducati WSBK teams aren't touching it at the moment. Road sales are good but the bike just isn't making it's way onto the race track... Shame!

and as for JHP... Hmmm. and this is from someone who had an engine build by them!! Not amused!


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