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Technical Analysis: 90-Degree V-Four Engine- MotoGP Racing

Technical Analysis: 90-Degree V-Four Engine- MotoGP Racing | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Has Honda done what Ducati couldn’t in MotoGP?  

Have a look at this engine cross-section line drawing. It purports to be a patent drawing of a “super streetbike” that Honda will build as a homologation special for the FIM Superbike World Championship. And it is said to be closely related to the production racer Honda plans to offer for sale to race teams for the 2014 MotoGP season.

As you can see, this is a 90-degree V-Four. The front cylinders’ axis is 35 degrees above horizontal. Remind you of a Ducati? Why, yes! For two years, some have been saying that Ducati’s problems in MotoGP come from the excessive bulk of its 90-degree V-Four, pushing the engine’s cg so far back from the front wheel that there’s not enough load on the front to keep the tire hot. But wait! Recently, Honda arranged an impromptu “photo op” in which its highly successful and series-leading RC213V engine was seen to also have a 90-degree Vee angle. Revelation!


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Motocorse.com | Giorgio Manziana Blog | Details: Part II

Motocorse.com | Giorgio Manziana Blog | Details: Part II | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

...but we go on with my specialty: the technical investigation. Today we will use some photos for a better understanding of what it used to Ducati in Jerez, since the volcanic mind of my favorite engineer, Filippo Preziosi ( Suck! Editor's note ... ) I suspect a few things left. Stay Tuned, as they say. But let's talk (also) sensors ...more (This is in Italian, you will need Google translate to read but well worth the effort if you like the technical stuff)

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2013 Multistrada 1200 Full Technical Specs Revealed

2013 Multistrada 1200 Full Technical Specs Revealed | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

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