ducati has been able to win motogp races, but not a championship. their overall competitiveness is hard to gauge because of some unfortunate incidents and injuries this last season. they did have moments of brilliance and speed throughout the year.ttraynor said:How competitive is Ducati in these respective racing classes?
fixed it.derby said:ducati has been able to win motogp races, but not a championship. their overall competitiveness is hard to gauge because of some unfortunate incidents cough- Sete- cough and injuries this last season. they did have moments of brilliance and speed throughout the year.
a ducati superbiike (999-f06) won both races and the world superbike championship. they narrowly (~8 points) lost out on the british superbike championship title, but did finish 2nd and 3rd overall with 10 wins between their two riders.
ducati has been less competitive in the us domestic (ama) superbike championship, but the rules are different as far as modifications allowed and the ducati seems to favor the (more flowing) european racetracks.
i'm still curious how this is going to work out since worldsbk has that whole spec-tire (pirelli) thing goin' on.EvilSteve said:Come 2008 the FIM rules (they apply to WSBK at the moment) will be applied to most of the major national superbike (and supersport/superstock etc.) classes around the world. That includes AMA, BSB, Australian and Japanese series. With the rules being standardized the different manufacturers should be equally competitive in each series, as well as making it cheaper for the factories to compete around the world.
so do the formula 1 ferrari, redbull, toyota, and renault teams, but i'd hardly call them ducati performance parts.Silver said:Also don't forget that Jap bikes in MotoGP use Ducati Perf parts...
1) Yamaha M1 use Termignoni, marchesini, magneti marelli fuel injection
2) Kaw ZX-RR and Suz GSV-R use magneti marelli fuel injection
i don't recall ever seeing a wet clutch on gp bike (125cc, 250cc, 500cc, 990cc, etc.). EVER.Silver said:3) yam, honda, kaw, suz all use dry clutches (aka ducati circa 1993!)
superbikes have used dry clutches for at least the last 17 years. for example, the honda rc30 superbikes (late 80s) had dry clutches.Silver said:hek, even the AMA jap bikes copied ducati and use hydralic control dry clutches even though they sell all wet clutches until this years suzuki gsx.