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Old 01-03-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
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Exclamation Ben Spies interview about leaving Yamaha and his results last year

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Interesting insights but still not quite explaining it all -

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/01/02...ha-for-ducati/




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Old 01-03-2013, 09:46 AM   #2
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Interesting. I like Ben, and I hope he does well on the ducati this year. There is no question that he had a myriad of problems that were outside of his control, and I think that if there were fewer issues, he could've placed higher in the ranks more often. I also thought that the Ducati would suit Hayden well with the twin and how well he did with the RC51, but it hasn't gone so well. Hopefully they can sort some issues this year and the Americans can make a go of it.

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Old 01-03-2013, 09:56 AM   #3
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Awh crikey John, never have I seen so much talent go bad so quick. And I think they picked the wrong option again. No way will he recover his status with this option, let's hope he does.
Max showed us a Hero in WSBK's is better than 2nd place in MotoGp's.
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Awh crikey John, never have I seen so much talent go bad so quick. And I think they picked the wrong option again. No way will he recover his status with this option, let's hope he does.
max showed us a Her o WSBK's is better than 2nd place in MotoGp's.
So true!

Hopefully Audi will help Ducati in ironing themselves out. Got a mean picture of Spies on the Yamaha, lemme find it.



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Also, I read his statement about the move. He didn't seem too pleased with his treatment there toward the end at Yamaha.

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Ducati is not a twin. It's a v4.
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Ducati is not a twin. It's a v4.
I thought the Desmo was considered a double L Twin, with two parallel cylinders firing simultaneously. Like two L twins bolted together. Anyway I thought that Hayden would transition well onto it.
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Interesting. I like Ben, and I hope he does well on the ducati this year. There is no question that he had a myriad of problems that were outside of his control.....

........starting with the fact that Baby Momma Be Crazy.
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I thought the Desmo was considered a double L Twin, with two parallel cylinders firing simultaneously. Like two L twins bolted together. Anyway I thought that Hayden would transition well onto it.
No, that's what they call a "big bang" V4. I didnt think they or anyone else was currently using the big bang because it's so hard on all the drive line components. It also chews up tires and doesnt yield good traction. That's why Yamaha went in the opposite direction with the cross plane crank.

This was a kawi big bang before they quit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjou0zRJZBE

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big-ban...linder_engines
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It's actually quite amusing that Ducati races a 4 and tries to pawn off that awful 2 cyl onto it's customers in the showroom. I really wish they would just give up on the Ltwin as I actually like the design of some of their bikes.
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