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I can hear a smoothing type harmonic sound under load at about 4500 rpms. Does anybody else hear a nice smooth harmonic sound at any speed or rpm's where the bike just sounds right? Is this normal in the Ducati motors? I'm not a mechanic so I have no idea. But I do know that it sounds GOOOOOOOD.

It's kinda like the sound of tuning a guitar with harmonics and you get that wahwahwahwahwahwaaahwaaahwaaaaaahwaaaaaahwaaaaaaaaaaaaa...... type of sound.

Sorry if this sounds odd, but just curious about the Ducati brand. I've had inlines and never heard anything like that.


By the way, 4500 rpms in third or fourth gear.
I only find that this happens when I ride with another Duc with similar displacement, similar gearing, and loud pipes. if you ride in the sound cone behind or near to the rear of another duc the sound of your duc's rpms will come in sync and out of sync with theirs. thus the wha whaa whaaa whaaaa whaaaaa whaaaaaa whaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaa whaaaaaa whaaaaa whaaaa whaaa whaa wha.......... the coolest sound I remember was at the track, rolling through a
slow/medium speed turn in a group of four ducs and the sound of the harmonics was amazing!
 
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