Ducati to Abandon the Signature Trellis Frame? Ducati News Today

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Ducati News Today

to Abandon the Signature Trellis

Motorcycle News is reporting Ducati factory insiders told them that the new airbox chassis design on the factory Desmosedici GP9 MotoGP could be rolled out to future machines casting aside the trellis frame that is one of the of the Ducati brand.

The debut of the Ducati Desmosedici racer a new carbon fiber monocoque may point the way for the future direction of Sportbikes such as the 1198. The change to the Ducati GP9 MotoGP has been the adoption of a carbon monocoque design where the acts as the major structural of the motorcycle rather than a steel trellis or aluminum frame. As Ducati itself it:

The basic idea is to abandon the concept of the chassis as the element connects all other elements, in of a design in which the engine is the element to which the main rear sub-frame and rear system are individually connected.

not new (the Cagiva C590 GP racer of 1990 sported a fiber frame, this aped the normally aluminum of its Japanese competitors) the GP9 reintroduces a that while common in formula 1 cars is rare in beyond fairing panels. The new concept is not unlike that of Britten’s V1000/V1100 home racers in featuring a monocoque in carbon fiber.

On the GP9 the main frame is formed to the engine to the steering head. The frame now also incorporates the in one single construction. This construction allows the air-box to efficiently within the main

With Ducati also an aluminum version of the same during testing many are if this approach could be to production which would in Ducati moving on from a element the company is famous for – the trellis frame. Motorcyle reports that factory are indeed suggesting this that:

…what this really is that once the cast chassis has been proven to then the logical step is for bikes to carry this of technology rather than the trellis used at the moment..

Ducati Terminator Concept

One of the of the steel trellis approach is the volume for a large airbox in turn limits the fuel capacity (on most group it is the Ducati riders who need to first!). Technical expert and Neil Spalding, who has seen the frames up close agrees are compelling reasons to believe may be what Ducati is planning:

Using a cast alloy like this on a road has a long list of advantages for It’s a win on all levels. Not only do you get the old Ducati bugbear of airboxes are too small and restrict power, but the tanks can then be much answering another Ducati you can make the whole bike

Any change would be expected to be on the concept of improving performance, of course being able to Ducati road machines to a racer (as Yamaha can uniquely do at the would be very attractive a marketing perspective since it is to argue that the all V-twin machines have much in with the V4 MotoGP racer from the name on the tank.

Of course Ducati has already a willingness to move their along since the new Ducati 696/1100 models feature a partial trellis with a on aluminum sub frame similar to other motorcycles. Perhaps will ultimately choose to the new concept for its most sporting whilst maintaining at least a trellis chassis for its more range.

What do you think? a monocoque chassis on a street be heresy or simply progress? your say in the comments.

Ducati Terminator Concept
Ducati Terminator Concept
Ducati Terminator Concept

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