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January 29th, 2019, 04:44 AM   #21
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Case in point, 2019 Honda Vs 2019 Ducati. I understand the welding gives you different characteristics but chopping and welding the main chassis spars to me indicated a band-aid to not being to get optimal chassis flex elsewhere, look how clean the spars on the Honda are:



Good thing it's not a beauty contest. Seriously tho, we're going over old territory here. The fact that HRC has more money, sophistication, experience and technical resources is not exactly front page news.

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think you mixed this with the Ducati thread mate
Hahahaha yes I did DOH.
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Case in point, 2019 Honda Vs 2019 Ducati. I understand the welding gives you different characteristics but chopping and welding the main chassis spars to me indicated a band-aid to not being to get optimal chassis flex elsewhere, look how clean the spars on the Honda are:



I've got a welder friend who does a better job than that.
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Good thing it's not a beauty contest. Seriously tho, we're going over old territory here. The fact that HRC has more money, sophistication, experience and technical resources is not exactly front page news.
To be fair, I never said it was. However it's an 'attention to detail' thing. Ducati no longer have the excuses you list because they are owned by Audi who are far from short in technical expertise and know-how, and bankrolled by Phillip Morris. They can throw 10 million a year at a rider (Lorenzo or Rossi) but can't afford to be as detailed as Honda?

I don't buy that for a second.

Edit to add: Marquez earns $7.5-$10 million a year depending on what you read. Not much more than Ducati are now paying Dovi, and less than they paid Lorenzo in 2017/8.
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To be fair, I never said it was. However it's an 'attention to detail' thing. Ducati no longer have the excuses you list because they are owned by Audi who are far from short in technical expertise and know-how, and bankrolled by Phillip Morris. They can throw 10 million a year at a rider (Lorenzo or Rossi) but can't afford to be as detailed as Honda?

I don't buy that for a second.

Edit to add: Marquez earns $7.5-$10 million a year depending on what you read. Not much more than Ducati are now paying Dovi, and less than they paid Lorenzo in 2017/8.
Just busting your chops dude. Personally I like the “We just made this on the spot” aesthetic. As I’m sure you agree - results are what counts. Audi to be fair are car oriented, and relative newbies in MotoGP.
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