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Scottch
30.06.2006, 08:39 PM
Just a few pictures from the UK unveiling of the Desmosedici RR

http://www.scottch.com/dun/desmosedici/01.jpg

http://www.scottch.com/dun/desmosedici/02.jpg

http://www.scottch.com/dun/desmosedici/03.jpg

http://www.scottch.com/dun/desmosedici/04.jpg

http://www.scottch.com/dun/desmosedici/05.jpg

http://www.scottch.com/dun/desmosedici/07.jpg

http://www.scottch.com/dun/desmosedici/08.jpg

http://www.scottch.com/dun/desmosedici/09.jpg

http://www.scottch.com/dun/desmosedici/10.jpg

http://www.scottch.com/dun/desmosedici/11.jpg

Scottch
30.06.2006, 08:39 PM
Last one!

http://www.scottch.com/dun/desmosedici/12.jpg

Biscuit
30.06.2006, 09:07 PM
Sweeeeeet!:cool:

vic
30.06.2006, 09:28 PM
'kin awesome.....think i'll flog my house and go and live with my parents :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

ducdom
30.06.2006, 10:43 PM
well worth selling the house, car, wife, kids etc etc etc. :thumbs:

weeian
01.07.2006, 12:52 AM
oh yessssssss


/ian

gordj65
01.07.2006, 09:37 AM
see in the first pic theyve got little loris in the grey shirt there to make the bike look big;)


but that last pic ,my god its small. now how can i sell the house without the wife and kid noticeing:idea: :idea: :idea: :dunno:

Steve748
23.09.2006, 10:41 PM
Something that has crossed my mind watching the MotoGP and the TV cameras on the bikes is that the gearbox is the opposite to a roadbike in that there is a neutral and then six gears going down, so will the road going version have 1023456 going up? As it is a cassette type gearbox then will it be relatively easy to put the 'right' type in? Are the WSB like the bikes in the showroom or like the GP gearboxes? Maybe this is why so few professional riders don't ride on the road. :eek:

Martin Ducati Glasgow
23.09.2006, 10:52 PM
Something that has crossed my mind watching the MotoGP and the TV cameras on the bikes is that the gearbox is the opposite to a roadbike in that there is a neutral and then six gears going down, so will the road going version have 1023456 going up? As it is a cassette type gearbox then will it be relatively easy to put the 'right' type in? Are the WSB like the bikes in the showroom or like the GP gearboxes? Maybe this is why so few professional riders don't ride on the road. :eek:

A "race shift or up side down shift" is used on the track so that racers can shift up the box whist cranked reet over.

Some pro riders still use standard shift (Verrmeulen, Biaggi I think), it's a personal thing. Most racers can switch back and forth between the set-ups.

To change a roadbike it's pretty easy (on a 999 anyway) It's nearly as easy as taking the gear mechanism off of the splined shaft on the left hand side of the engine and turning it upside down!!

Pretty much all sports bikes have this facility or it can be done by fitting suitable rearsets.

Steve748
23.09.2006, 10:58 PM
Silly old me...over 25 yer see!....and I was thinking it was a lot more complicated than that. :doh: Now I have thought of it, it stands to reason It won't matter how the gear change spline is moved, so long as it's moved in the right direction

Martin Ducati Glasgow
23.09.2006, 11:02 PM
Now I have thought of it, it stands to reason It won't matter how the gear change spline is moved, so long as it's moved in the right direction

You've just won a gold star mate!! Extra sweeties in yer pack lunch today now!!:lol2:

Steve748
23.09.2006, 11:43 PM
You've just won a gold star mate!! Extra sweeties in yer pack lunch today now!!:lol2:

Ah thank your too kind ;)

Freak
24.09.2006, 08:42 AM
Steve wait to you start riding with both configurations :confused: :confused: :confused:

My 999 is race shift 1 up 5 down and the KTM is road shift 1 down 5 up, makes for interesting times :D

MartinH
24.09.2006, 09:40 AM
Steve wait to you start riding with both configurations :confused: :confused: :confused:

My 999 is race shift 1 up 5 down and the KTM is road shift 1 down 5 up, makes for interesting times :D


I wondered why you kept falling behind yesterday :D

Freak
24.09.2006, 10:10 AM
I wondered why you kept falling behind yesterday :D

Errrrr, yup that's my excuse ;)

Loz
24.09.2006, 02:59 PM
Ummm ... pure porn. Gorgeous. Thanks, Scottch!

Right, just need to sell a couple of houses I don't own and I'll be sorted.

Steve748
24.09.2006, 03:35 PM
Steve wait to you start riding with both configurations :confused: :confused: :confused:

My 999 is race shift 1 up 5 down and the KTM is road shift 1 down 5 up, makes for interesting times :D

I have a rough idea of what you mean Jon because my first italian bike was a 3c it had a right foot gear change ok it was 1 down and 5 up but it was after having had jap bikes for 6 years. You soon learn not to stamp on the brake instead of the gear change :eek:

weeian
25.09.2006, 10:12 AM
jon, martin, is it difficult to get used to the race shift ? ? ?

& would you say it worth the hassle ? eg. benefits ?

/ian

Lily
25.09.2006, 10:26 AM
Race shift is only really worth it on track and then only if you want to. I doubt I would have swapped originally but I like it now I use it and find it better, particularly for short shifting over bumps etc.

Although now I have two bikes it's a bit confusing at times when you get distracted and have to actually think which way to go.

Freak
25.09.2006, 11:11 AM
Ian,

I prefer race shift to be honest, but don't mind either way, definitely makes it easier on track as you're pushing on and cranked over you can change up a gear by pushing down on the lever rather than having to get your toe under the lever and click upwards.

Also the shift seems a lot more positive as it's a direct link to the gear shaft rather than a link bar/linkage between lever and shaft

ProjectImola004
25.09.2006, 11:42 AM
I have to say that I prefer the 'race' shift set up. Had it for years now and it's pure preference. You could always do what some of us did (when we had money) purchase a 'Corsa' gear lever - bolts straight onto the spline making it automatically 1up 23456down.

I do however recall once while riding my RG500, I started a ride with 1 up then 5 down, then it went 1 up then 4 down, and so on until I heard a crunch sound and found that most of the gearbox had made a hastie exit into the belly pan after 2nd gear decided to blow itself apart!!! :eek:

ProjectImola004
25.09.2006, 11:44 AM
The other thing (on thread theme) is that now I have seen many pics of the RR, I would have prefered to have seen it in the Capirossi Italian GP colours of red, white and green. - wow!!!

Derek
25.09.2006, 12:00 PM
The other thing (on thread theme) is that now I have seen many pics of the RR, I would have prefered to have seen it in the Capirossi Italian GP colours of red, white and green. - wow!!!

There was a race earlier this year when the factory MotoGP bikes were painted in Red, silver and green in honour of the late great Mike Hailwood. They looked absolutely stunning.

Freak
25.09.2006, 12:14 PM
I do however recall once while riding my RG500, I started a ride with 1 up then 5 down, then it went 1 up then 4 down, and so on until I heard a crunch sound and found that most of the gearbox had made a hastie exit into the belly pan after 2nd gear decided to blow itself apart!!! :eek:

Doesn't surprise me you look hamfisted :p

Steve748
25.09.2006, 01:13 PM
Doesn't surprise me you look hamfisted :p

ahhhh, that's not nice ;) :rolleyes:

gordj65
25.09.2006, 01:50 PM
for one place i worked i had to run in a enfield bullet 500 anda ktm duke 2 on alternate days. first ride each time i swapped was always interesting

Ains.
03.10.2006, 06:44 PM
Bit of useless info'. The last pic' on the first post has two blokes in it.
The one on the left is a guy called Paul Rawlinson, he lives just up the road from Martin748 in Dawen and bought a T8 strada this year. His claim to fame is, he put money in the kitty to help Mike the Bike run the 78TT Ducati, he got the book that was printed after which listed the sponsors in the back. In the famous photo of MtB rounding the hairpin on his way to the win there is a guy with no shirt on with his back to the camera, well that's Paul.
Now then, the other guy on the right messing with the mobile, that's a bloke called Dave, and he has ordered one of the DD16RR's off Woods in Abergaile (is that how you spell it?).
I thought you'd all be interested. :D

Ains.

rockjock620
03.10.2006, 07:15 PM
yep, fascinated! :)

rockjock620
03.10.2006, 07:17 PM
and it's Abergele, I reckon.