Go Back   Ducati Forum > Ducati Panigale Forum > Ducati 1199

Ducati 1199 Ducati 1199 Forum - Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike Motorcycle Forum


Thanks Tree22Thanks
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Apr 4th 2016, 10:13 AM   #51
Senior Member
 
Joined: Aug 2013
From: Oregon

Posts: 1,121
Thanks: 727

I think they ran that exhaust at one round last year. I actually like the way it looks.

Technically, the exhaust they use on the F3 isn't that far off what Ducati is using now. The silencers are underneath the bike on those as well and they have put a really long exhaust on it for better performance.
shakazulu12 is offline  
 
Old Apr 4th 2016, 10:14 AM   #52
Senior Member
 
Joined: Aug 2013
From: Oregon

Posts: 1,121
Thanks: 727

Originally Posted by Chaotic View Post
That solid black bike is the "test bike", they were obviously experimenting with different exhausts. I don't think his race bike is like that though, unless I just missed it. I haven't really paid attention because he is always bringing up the rear.
I Feel bad for Camier, I hope MV is paying him well. Always a case of just being on the wrong ride it seems.
shakazulu12 is offline  
Old Apr 4th 2016, 01:26 PM   #53
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jan 2012
From: East TN

Posts: 891
Thanks: 330

I Ride: '12 1199, '13 KTM990SMT
Originally Posted by DucatiDetroit View Post
The Britten inside Barber is amazing. Especially since the bike got out on the track last year!
Yup, I was there; got a couple of short phone vids of 'em circulating on track. Was really cool to see a couple of them get raced in the AHRMA races too. Shame the one remaining bike out of the ten didn't make it there, as they would have had every one ever built all together at once. That's never happened, and now probably never will. One of the guys racing had the stones to standup wheelie someone else's million dollar heirloom all the way down the front straight at the end. Nice sendoff...

Last edited by Steve B; Apr 4th 2016 at 01:50 PM.
Steve B is offline  
Old Apr 4th 2016, 11:31 PM   #54
Senior Member
 
Chaotic's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2015
From: USA

Posts: 1,358
Thanks: 1057

I Ride: '15 Panigale 1299S, '15 Triumph 675R, '14 Honda Grom, '13 Aprilia RSV4, '10 Yamaha R6, '06 Yamaha R1
Originally Posted by Sutki View Post
You are right, it was test bike .
I didnt know, Melandri is mv:s test rider...
Stuff like that is really common. Biaggi, Stoner, Checa...all sorts of world caliber riders perform testing duties (when they cant get a ride or are retired). And vice versa, the test riders are usually fast enough to fill in for races if the main rider is injured.

A test rider is useless if he cant push the bike to its limit, while feeling what is going on (how the changes affect the bike) and being able to give good feedback.

Some teams have multiple test riders. One of which is a lesser rider, somebody that can give very basic/generic feedback on geometry, tire wear, comment on HP and braking, etc. Somebody that can do alot of the "grunt work", stuff that maybe some of us could do. Then they have a 2nd test rider like the aforementioned world caliber riders to really push the envelope and get the bike as close to race ready as possible, before the primary rider (racer) gets on it.
Chaotic is offline  
Old Apr 4th 2016, 11:35 PM   #55
Senior Member
 
Chaotic's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2015
From: USA

Posts: 1,358
Thanks: 1057

I Ride: '15 Panigale 1299S, '15 Triumph 675R, '14 Honda Grom, '13 Aprilia RSV4, '10 Yamaha R6, '06 Yamaha R1
Originally Posted by shakazulu12 View Post
I Feel bad for Camier, I hope MV is paying him well. Always a case of just being on the wrong ride it seems.
Yep. He is a much better rider than what his results are showing, the MV just sucks. That bike has been in DRASTIC need of a ground-up redesign for a long time. People talk about how Honda and Suzuki hasn't done shit in a decade, the MV F4 is right there with them.

Unless you look REALLY close, you cant even tell the difference between a 2015 and a 2005, or even a 2000 for that matter.
Chaotic is offline  
Old Apr 5th 2016, 03:21 AM   #56
Senior Member
 
Ljuice26's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
From: Florida

Posts: 1,505
Thanks: 1111

I Ride: 1199
Originally Posted by Chaotic View Post
Stuff like that is really common. Biaggi, Stoner, Checa...all sorts of world caliber riders perform testing duties (when they cant get a ride or are retired). And vice versa, the test riders are usually fast enough to fill in for races if the main rider is injured.

A test rider is useless if he cant push the bike to its limit, while feeling what is going on (how the changes affect the bike) and being able to give good feedback.

Some teams have multiple test riders. One of which is a lesser rider, somebody that can give very basic/generic feedback on geometry, tire wear, comment on HP and braking, etc. Somebody that can do alot of the "grunt work", stuff that maybe some of us could do. Then they have a 2nd test rider like the aforementioned world caliber riders to really push the envelope and get the bike as close to race ready as possible, before the primary rider (racer) gets on it.
We never here about the test riders for other manufactures. Melandrin on the MV is something new I believe. For Ducati, all there test riders are world class guys that are pretty much well known. You have Luca who still races, Stoner, Fores. That's a mean line up for test riders.

Last edited by Ljuice26; Apr 5th 2016 at 06:14 AM.
Ljuice26 is offline  
Old Apr 5th 2016, 04:20 AM   #57
Senior Member
 
Joined: Aug 2013
From: Oregon

Posts: 1,121
Thanks: 727

The Melandri test was just a one off. He was begging anyone who would listen to give him another shot to start the season. MV asked him to run some testing for them. Just IMHO, but I think his attitude finally ran him off the grid.
shakazulu12 is offline  
Reply

  Ducati Forum > Ducati Panigale Forum > Ducati 1199

Tags
duacti, ducati, panigale, silencer, spotted, system, testing, twin, wsbk



Search tags for this page
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honda RC213V-S Spotted Testing in Japan! Claymore Motorcycle Talk 31 Jun 24th 2015 09:52 AM
The new Ducati is looking very good in early testing for WSBK scotman623 Racing 4 Jan 29th 2015 07:55 AM
1981 Ducati Darmah SD900 - Sport Desmo 900cc V-twin duc Ducati Superbikes 4 Jan 13th 2015 12:09 PM
Checca testing with a different Termi system? ShiftTechCarbon Ducati 1199 5 Nov 30th 2012 09:54 PM
Checa starts testing Ducati 1199 pb0781 Ducati 1199 2 Jul 7th 2012 08:02 PM


Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed