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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-23-2006, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Ducati 1200cc ????

To keep Ducati's WSB winning tradition a 1200cc engine has been under development for several months now.

One of the Ducati satellite teams is reported to have tested a prototype of a new big-bore V-twin late last year under the fairing of a innocent looking 999 race bike.

The proposition of owning a 999R is not as tempting anymore as all the four Japanese make big road 1000's that produce massive horsepower in comparison. Ducati keeps their WSB race 999's competitive by employing MotoGP level tuning.
This is very expensive and particularly as the 999's don't sell.

The next Ducati superbike has to be a stunner with at least the same amount of horsepower as the in-line fours. To achieve that Ducati will most likely launch a 1199 (as our designer has added), 1116 or 1188cc R version to replace 999R. Then the engine would be dripped down to a S and a standard version. As Ducati use their engines in several platforms we can then expect the range topping Monster model to receive a 1200cc engine too. That would be fun!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-23-2006, 05:32 PM
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They should of just used a BMW engine...

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-23-2006, 05:32 PM
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Well, it would be better for Ducati if they bring out the replica GP bike instead of this above

If it would only cost as much as the bikes from Japan, people might actually buy a Ducati.

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damn...that 916 replica again....

just say no.

was a sexy bike....but the Desmo is sexier

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