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Ok, not Brit content, and no doubt Britbodger will delete it since it lacks Brit bike content. Besides, he owes me a lot of beers grin

Anyway, if you haven't seen the new Ducati dirt track bikes to be ridden by Joe Kopp, they make their debut this weekend on the mile. This picture is from wherever they have been testing for the past week.

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Stunning looking bike...good luck Joe, it is time for a different brand to be on the podium :bigt


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Morgan makes the rules. I is just the enforcer whistle

I'll let it go this time - but that's another beer you owes me though.

If I allow too much leeway Paul El Grande will take it as precedent to post more boring stuff about his exploits on foreign crap. sick grin

So you see where I is coming from here? laughing

Have to say interesting though. More competition for Harley the better although IMHO the XR is a much nicer looking bike!

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And the results from Prescott are interesting:

1. Joe Kopp
2. Sammy Halbert
3. Kenny Coolbeth
4. Jared Mees
5. Chris Carr
6. Jake Johnson
7. JR Schnabel
8. Robbie Pearson

Is that Joe Kopp riding Ducati in first??? Why yes it is :bigt

Congrats to Dave Lloyd (owner of the bike) & Joe Kopp for a successful debut of a new race bike


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Yes! Very interesting! :bigt

Wish it was a Triumph tho'

P.S. Somehow I sense changes to the rule book coming-up for next year. Dunno why I would think that..? whistle

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Originally Posted by Britbodger


P.S. Somehow I sense changes to the rule book coming-up for next year. Dunno why I would think that..? whistle


I was thinking the very same thing. Next year the Ducatis will be limited to 20mm carbs or some such nonsense

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bloody hell that was some debut.. would have been something to been there see those hardly's get beaten...


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Great to see something other than HD on the mile. Triumph was 5th at Willow Springs last week. Halbert put it on Mees at Willow Springs last week too.


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Britbodger sez:

"P.S. Somehow I sense changes to the rule book coming-up for next year. Dunno why I would think that..?"

Next year hèll, try post race the new "AMA Pro Racing" handed them new restrictor plates to be installed and used at the next race....hmmmmm....sounds just like the old "AMA Pro Racing" eek


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...AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!!!

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You can see Slammin' Sammy looking to his left like "What the hell?"

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So what is that thing based off of? A sport classic, monster?

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Is that 5th place Triumph the best they've managed so far?

Sure would like to see THEM on the top step!


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It's one of the air cooled twins, not sure which one, might even be the Hypermotard engines. The very first one last year was a junk yard dog special they built in 3 weeks into a race bike. Made the first national it entered. grin

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It is going to take some effort to get a Triumph into the top 5. In DT, power delivery is so important to getting the rear tire to work. Parallel twins don't seem to have the best power delivery for optimum tire hook up. Though a couple of years ago, Dan Gedeon was fastest qualifier at Greenville OH ½ half mile National. But then Greenville has always seemed to let a parallel twin work on that surface.

Though from the sounds of how the racing went, the Ron Wood BMW F800 was fast. A broken chain at the start of the National ended their day though.


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Originally Posted by t.read
So what is that thing based off of? A sport classic, monster?


I believe it was a Hypermotard 1098.

I'd sure like to see that Triumph on the box too. I'm just enjoying the Ducati win for now... but the Kaw, BMW, Aprilia, and others are doing well.

This is a good site for results and qualifying times, etc...

http://www.flattrakfotos.com/index.html

Just click on the white "Schedule" link in the middle of the page for all the national reults.

I'm busy getting ready for the fri, sat, and sunday races coming up in a couple of weeks in Wichita. Got to find a way to keep up with the big bore Hondas and Bultaco on my little 250... LOL!

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