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Author Topic: Cool vids on new variable valve timing Testastretta motor (thanks VW)  (Read 1242 times)
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« on: October 20, 2014, 09:34:03 AM »


Found these today over on AutoBlog.  Get in touch with your inner techno geek  Grin






http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/19/ducati-testastretta-desmodromic-variable-timing-motorcycle-engine-videos-official/#continued
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 11:29:07 AM »

so the 2015 Multi will have such a power plant?
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 02:16:58 PM »


The article really doesn't say but variable valve timing would be useful in any Ducati.  Probably the wave of the future (and you just thought your routine maintenance was expensive now…)  Evil
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 03:00:09 PM »

maintenance?  accessories..............
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 04:41:33 AM »

From what I've been reading the 2015 Multi should have it.  Spy shot and some info in the link below:

http://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/news/2012/2014/october/spy-shot-ducatis-2015-multistrada-1200/#.VEgajhnnbqB

I for one am excited about the prospect.  I'm glad I won't be in the market for one come 2015 but hopefully the 2016 or 2017 models should have any bugs worked out by then... for an Italian bike anyway.   Wink

The variable timing deal worked amazballs on my VFR and anything that can help tame the Multi at low rpm's without giving up the thrill of having your arms pulled from their sockets if alright by me.   waytogo

Now if only they would bother with cruise control... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 04:14:23 PM »


Good find.  I didn't know your VFR was a VTEC.  Thought Honda reserved that for their cars only.

Oh and cruise control?  That's only for people who actually ride their Ducatis.  Obviously, the engineers can't be bothered by such a small margin.  (Yeah, who am I to talk… Oh, the irony).
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