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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2015, 8:01 pm
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So a liter bike with Variable Valve Timing.

Reliable? As long as the VVT setup is based on preexisting technology.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2015, 10:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Namor View Post
So a liter bike with Variable Valve Timing.
Is that even possible with desmodronic valve actuation?
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2015, 7:07 am
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Yes. The new Multi has it.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2015, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by Wildfire_101 View Post
Is that even possible with desmodronic valve actuation?
It doesn't effect the desmo end, think of setting your cam timing at the cam sprocket, or degreeing your cams, this adds a phaser that continuously advances and retards the cam timing, based on load and I'm guessing pre-mapped.

In theory you should have a perfectly flat powerband, in theory anyway

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Originally Posted by NickyA View Post
I wonder if this bike "contains chemicals known to cause cancer in the state of California"??? There goes one less surprise on the Ducati list...
Sadly ALL ducatis were made to CA's smog regulations..hence why they have the giant cannons from the SBK 848/1x98 series. And if you haven't seen the Pani in Japan lol..

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Originally Posted by Wildfire_101 View Post
I'd be ok with a new V4. Seems kind of ridiculous that the SuperSport class bike now displaces more than the Superbike Foggy was winning on. The power of the new Ducs is amazing but they just dont feel like the Ducatis I fell in love with. Anyone else have these thoughts?
You wouldn't be a real Ducatista if you didn't agree with this statement. Yes, my 95 916 was a special bike, my second Ducati I threw a lot of money at to make it my own. Labor of love and money, but it started to let me down and on impulse I sold or traded it for the older style MTS. One of those I wish I can take it back scenarios, but thats life. Fortunately after I sold the MTS I settled on an 03 999R and it's been happy trails since. What balanced out my riding needs was buying a Harley Road King, this enabled me to make longer road trips while the Ducati served my wild hair hill country riding.

I like technology that improves dependability and ease of service, the 999R was a revolutionary step above the 916, PT did a great job making the Testastretta easier to access. To be honest, after getting the 999R the 916 era bikes (depending on viewing angle) started to look dated to me, but thats just me. Any cosmetic changes to the brand will stir controversy. But, I still get a thrill twisting the throttle on the 999R, especially with the full Leo Vince exhaust, but there is a difference and you are just being human if you share Wildfire's thoughts on this matter. Of course, nothing like an old girlfriend to bring back some good memories, the negative stuff always seems to get buried in time, otherwise you would be still with her.
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