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??? Why does Ducati's MotoGP bike run without a front fender ???
 

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I have a dumb answer for you - cuz I never even noticed it before. Do the other manufacturers do the same?

Maybe it is to prevent lift...????
 
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Cooling makes seems like a good answer, but I must admit I also didn't notice lack of fender.
 

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I didn't notice either - which is funny to me, because the lack of a front fender in pics of older GP machines from the 60's and 70's always catches my eye.

I wonder if it is partly that heritage being carried forward as well as airflow or cooling management.
 

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Interesting.

I went thru a lot of the photos on my screensaver. Most of the promotional pics and the testing pics they are using a fender. And they raced with one at Suzuka. It looks like the later races they did not use one, except at Assen where it was raining.
 
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