Mikesbytes wrote:How do the specs of the new Ducati compare with the competitors? Yes I know there's a lot more to it than specs?
I found the following an intresting statment particularly in how it applies to the initial rev limit setting per the rules.
"221hp is on offer at 15,250rpm, while a full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovič boosts power to 234hp at 15,500rpm."
Rules excerpt under Perfirmance Balancing:
"The initial rev limit will be the dynamometer measured rev limit of 3rd & 4th gear averaged, plus 3% or 1100 rpm above the dyno measured max horsepower rpm of a production machine, whichever is lower."
So 15,500x1.03= almost 16k ! While not cheating this will put them way ahead of the other 4cyl machines who the highest are currently at 14.7k RPM and even more room above Kawi who's at 14,100 rpm currently.
With increment adjustments only after 3 rounds and in 250 rpm increments they will be able to keep that advantage over a 13 rounds callendar for the entire first year and half way into the next season after that just to come to parity with where the kawasaki is at now.