Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Blade » 07 Aug 2019, 13:17

You do (happy) sadly my anal levels of OCD and paranoia render me a bad sharer (blush)
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Kwacky » 07 Aug 2019, 13:43

Blade wrote:You do (happy) sadly my anal levels of OCD and paranoia render me a bad sharer (blush)


Probably wise :D :S (bandit)
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Cav » 07 Aug 2019, 14:39

Haha.. I did think of Kwacky when I wrote that

Honestly, unless it was on circuit I don't think I would borrow someone else's bike, it's far too risky on the road.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 07 Aug 2019, 16:48

Cav, I do agree but to experience silly speeds a few times is great. To feel 170mph wind is a buzz for a while. However it doesn’t mean anything as anyone can twist the throttle hard.If being a fast rider was all about the speed of the bike, watching racing would be boring.

Getting a bike around a corner as quickly as possible however is a different buzz altogether and has very little to do with the power of the bike. I’m sure we have all been passed by a rider with much less bhp than us and wondered how the **** he did that.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Monty » 07 Aug 2019, 17:12

I got my arse handed to me by a kid on a KTM 390 around Anglesey. He did have race slicks on though, and the **** probably only weighed about 10 pounds!
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Cav » 08 Aug 2019, 08:05

Duke I agree with all of that except I've not personally been passed by a smaller bike (probably because I'm on a 600 and also the Ninja400 WSBK rider was half the track behind me in Portugal). I was barely 2 seconds faster than him and he was down 60bhp from me 0_0

I dare say, any UK track and that kid would have been quicker than me
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Cav » 08 Aug 2019, 10:00

http://www.worldsbk.com/en/rider/Tom+Bramich/8493

This is the kid at Portimao when I was there (y)

He barely braked into Turn 1 and got elbow down at probably 120mph - insanely talented !!!
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby duke63 » 08 Aug 2019, 11:49

Cav wrote:Duke I agree with all of that except I've not personally been passed by a smaller bike (probably because I'm on a 600 and also the Ninja400 WSBK rider was half the track behind me in Portugal). I was barely 2 seconds faster than him and he was down 60bhp from me 0_0

I dare say, any UK track and that kid would have been quicker than me

But that’s because,to me, you would be one of those fast **** Oma smaller bike. :D

I enjoy my riding and I know in the scheme of things I am a long way from being fast, but as long as I am learning and improving that is where I get my kicks.
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Cav » 08 Aug 2019, 12:11

duke63 wrote:as long as I am learning and improving that is where I get my kicks

I agree with this 100%.. that's really all I aim to do!


Well... have fun, learn and don't crash (y)
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby kiwikrasher » 08 Aug 2019, 12:28

Cav wrote:

Well... have fun, learn and don't crash (y)


Yeah I’ve never really mastered that last bit. (wasntme)
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Kwacky » 08 Aug 2019, 12:35

I didn't realise it was an option
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Re: Ducati 748 - Road to track/road

Postby Cav » 08 Aug 2019, 14:28

So far so good for me and long may it continue (bear)
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