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Nov 12th, 2015 4:22 pm
John
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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.
Oct 24th, 2015 12:03 am
Donger
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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..
Oct 14th, 2015 8:37 am
fastrob691
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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
Oct 14th, 2015 7:07 am
mtb Yes. The new Multi has it.
Oct 13th, 2015 10:31 pm
Wildfire_101
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Originally Posted by Namor View Post
So a liter bike with Variable Valve Timing.
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Is that even possible with desmodronic valve actuation?
Oct 13th, 2015 8:01 pm
Namor So a liter bike with Variable Valve Timing.

Reliable? As long as the VVT setup is based on preexisting technology.
Oct 10th, 2015 8:09 pm
raoufhakam
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Originally Posted by Wildfire_101 View Post
The power of the new Ducs is amazing but they just dont feel like the Ducatis I fell in love with.
i greatly appreciate and agree with this statement
and i guess that statement (or trend) can be applied to other brands, not only Ducati; where the seek of more top-end power (higher dyno figures on paper) while satisfying an increasing emission and noise laws is resulting on bikes far less street useable with less useable power range

while a V4 configuration would grant Ducati to keep up the game with 4-cylinder machines without continuously increasing displacement (not sure how far beyond 1299cc they're heading), this would be a HUGE diversion for Ducati from their widely beloved L-Twin tradition.
in addition, V4's would provide a far smoother engine,wider useable power range and a good mid point between V-twin grunt and torque and inline-4 smoothness and top end power
if Ducati has eventually gave up their tradition for Dry clutch, belt-driven cams and steel trellis frames in the recent superbikes, i wouldn't be shocked if they switched to V4 for their superbikes while probably maintaining V-twin engines for Monster, Multistrada, Diavel, ....etc.
Oct 9th, 2015 1:34 am
Wildfire_101 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?
Oct 9th, 2015 12:20 am
John Bigger motor with lower carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions, that in itself is a technology step forward and a good thing in my opinion.
Oct 5th, 2015 7:03 pm
NickyA
Cali

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...
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