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Re: In order for Aprilia to be competetive...

Desmo is a Ducati Patent, so no way Aprillia is able to use it.

There are 3 major Italian mc manufacturers:

Aprilia (rotax engines)

Ducati (nothing but desmos)

MV Augusta/ Cagiva (4 cylinder configs)
 

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You'll have to learn that HP says nothing about a bike. High consitent torque in combination with a certain rev range and possible gearbox and sprocket selection says all.

What you want is a massive amount of torque spread over a very wide rev range, and you won't get that out of a low cc bike.



Torque 's got everything to do with engine-efficiency and engine capacity. Just put a 20 valve 4-cilinder 996 vs a 996 desmo 8 valve and be suprised, very surprised.



 

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Its impossible to compare a stock mille to a stock 996. You should at least take the Mille R for that (because of money spend for what you get comparrison) and then it will come close, Ducati beating close.



I'd like to have them both anyway. A 996 to race and a Mille for the road. But I'll have to settle for my FZS600 and that's a corner monster anyway, so what the fook do I care.



 
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