That'll buff right out.
2007.5 Tuono-Black, with 1102cc's of micah's badness!
2012 Griso-Silver and black, Agostini pipe, some carbon bits.
2006 Vespa GT200-bitubo suspension all around, Malossi big-bore, head and cam, Akrapovic pipe, all put together by Micah.
gone 2002 Caponord-Oyster gray (as faithful as a hound dog)
gone Futura-Red (on the AF1 showroom floor. Get some.)
The more I learn about people, the more I appreciate rocks.
I'm not a Big fan of the bike but I'd like to see the video to see how bad it really was. The aftermath is pretty bad.
Here's the photo series on the wreck, pretty incredible, this is the teams' fb page.
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Now I actually find the 1199 to be one of the more attractive Ducatis in recent memory. I had been wondering how using the motor as more of a stressed part of the frame than in other bikes using the same approach would turn out in a crash. The rider was likely traveling faster than the average person on the street, but the track also tends to have fewer trees, cars, and guard rails to contend with. If that is how the 1199s look after a put down, Ducati might as well issue a pistol with each one sold so you can put it out of its misery and send it to the glue factory/scrap yard (you get the point).
Well I think he was going more than a little bit faster, he's a racer testing a race bike and said he was going into turn one flat out at Kyalami (south africa), said the front end washed out.
But a monocoque by definition will be more severely damaged with no trellis frame, but any bike with any frame would have been a write off after that crash. Just look at the sequence pics the bike's about 10 ft in the air.
As to a writeoff, well that's what insurance is for, tho I expect it'll be higher because of the construction. you play you got to pay.
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Man those pictures tell a better tail of what happened. The rider looked like the rider made it decent.
I'd still like to see how one takes a less violent crash. Most framed bike would have made it out a little better but still would have been scrap. The sand does it's job well but it does have a tenancy to send bikes in the air. I tucked the front end at Jennings in turn 1 It sent my bike 6' in the air, when it hit the sand. Yes I know, not the same.
When ever we tried to fix a ducati - they most often are an insurance total. Any little crack in the trellis frame causes a full frame replacement and thus a full total. The insurance companies would bring many to my old shop - and others local shops. And many owners bought the salvage and then - welded/fixed the frame and kept the bike
It may be interesting that this monocoque frame may be a value -as a salvage bike if we could source the parts.
A salvage 1199s might be a fun..... winter project....
Healing - looking for a "new" aprilia
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