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Old Jun 12th 2018, 07:43 AM   #21
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The talk is that the BSB effort may have a run at WSBK next season for Suzuki. Ducati will probably grumble a bit, but they have the V4 coming to the grid next year and at this point, nobody really knows how competitive it will be. Just IMHO though.
At least with the V4, they will have choices when they get hit with rpm or other handicaps. With a 4 cylinder they can change rod to stroke ratio, bore to stroke ratio, cam timing, they will be able to move peak torque and peak power where ever they need it to be to suit the whims of WSBK.
The radically over square on the edge v twin is maxed out. Left alone has a fighting chance, but these B/S handicap rules have gutted the twin. It's like the welfare, lowest common denominator mentality has come to WSBK.
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Yeah, they got screwed on the new rules. I'm not really a fan of them making adjustments based upon a teams success either. Whenever you make the rules more strict, you typically find that the better funded teams simply find a way around it anyway.
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Old Jun 17th 2018, 02:31 PM   #23
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The engine rules definitely suck but I’m not so sure that’s what is hurting the Ducs. I think the factory has checked out on the L twin and is focusing development on the V4. Next year will be interesting.
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