Whats your picks for 2015 WSBK season ? Places 1-10?
Whoa there...I hope Ducati's cheating 1300 fails spectacularly :thewife:
So they have a 1198 For Sale to the public, yet they can race a 1299. That's 300cc more than everybody else...wtf, it's a joke :thewife:Whoa there...
"Headlining the Italian marque’s lineup is its latest Superbike evolution, the 1299 Panigale, which features an 87cc displacement boost and 205 horsepower claim. Ducati will retain an 1198cc version of its Superbike platform, with the Panigale R, as the racebike homologation for the World Superbike series. " (Motorcycle USA)
I might be misunderstanding you here but, the Ducati's can have up to 1200cc capacity and they have the air restrictors. The 1000cc 4 cylinder bikes have no air restriction in place. Judging by the fact that Ducati has yet to win a race on the Panigale since its intro the rules seem to be working ok at the moment.Hahaha, I hear what you're saying Peter, but 200 or 300cc is a massive difference, I know this arguments been going on since the 888's where brought in, my point was always this, if the twins get bigger capacity, why do they still restrict the 1000's air intakes etc.
What if all the 1000cc manufacturers decided to go back to making 1100cc bikes ?
I know the rules are changing to equal/cancel out the electronics advantage that it gave to the 4 cyl bikes, I wonder if Ducati enjoyed that rule change.
Are they out in 2015?Yeah sorry guys, I was vague in my statement about restrictions, I was talking more in the general past, not this past year or so.
A bit like Chuck, I feel the bikes should come racing much closer to the showroom condition, I know we can dream about that only, and hopefully the new rules will bring things together a bit more, pity Aprilia has pretty much left, I think they knew they couldn't make that bike work with a common ECU.
I hope Yamaha makes a comeback sooner rather than later, and I hope Bimota returns too.
I know if things where kept closer to standard, you'd probably see Ducati wim more races, but not a Championship, the BMW's would rule the roost for sure.
I feel for EBR, those guys have a lot of guts coming back with that bike.
Who, Aprilia ? Official word is that their efforts are now concentrated on MotoGP's.Are they out in 2015?
It's good for some then.A LONG WINDED WAY TO SAY ...LET DUCATI GO TO 1299cc . The new inline & V-4 engines are getting so high tech the V-Twin needs more and more displacement advantage to be on equal playing field.