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    Rider of Motorcycle billerzal's Avatar
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    "Stressed-member" bike

    A great little pictorial from our friends at superbikeplanet.com on the Britten. He did in the early 90's what Ducati is trying to do now. Of course the entire chassis/suspension is completely unconventional. Reminds one how brilliant that guy was!

    http://superbikeplanet.com/image/arc...rian/index.htm

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    Another very informative article from superbikeplant about Ducati's design:
    http://superbikeplanet.com/2011/Sep/...sa0o1ss237.htm

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    Very cool articles.
    Thanks!

    I think the patent stuff was posted earlier, but it's still nice to see it all come together in a compare/contrast.

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    I would say that both JB and Rossi are stressed members...

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    Quote Originally Posted by billerzal View Post
    Another very informative article from superbikeplant about Ducati's design:
    http://superbikeplanet.com/2011/Sep/...sa0o1ss237.htm
    It must of been that pushbike that influenced ducati to go down that path?
    Maybe the gp12 will have pedals on it to get it started?

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    The Yamaha Virago air-cooled V-twin cruiser also used the engine as a stressed member. Maybe Ducati is copying those handling traits?
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    And the Yamaha XV1000-TR1 - but not really the same. The Virago and XV both had a pressed-steel spine the the two cylinders were bolted to, as well as the rear subframe and suspension hung off - but the engine was stressed.

    I had a TR-1 - handled really good for the era, compared to other 1000cc bikes, that is. The extra power meant you could piss on Brit bikes of 650-750 as well.


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