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Talking Aussie Superbike - "Super Squalo"

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Australia has produced a supercharged superbike and launched it to the world in Italy.

The Vee Two Super Squalo ("Squalo" is Italian for "shark") boasts 186hp (136kW) and 100ft.lbs (136Nm) of torque at the rear wheel, and an all-up weight of 430lbs (195kg).

Director of Perth-based engineering firm Vee Two, Brook Henry, said he wanted a "MotoGP bike for the street". He said up to 206hp (150kW) was available with more boost.

"It has the ability to exceed 186mph (300km/h) and in acceleration is about as close to a MotoGP bike as anyone is going to get," Henry said. "This will have, however, a lot more torque than a MotoGP bike but will lose about 20.5hp (15kW) to the racer.

"The power can be altered, within limits, basically by changing the boost of the supercharger."

Vee Two, which comes under the umbrella of AAC and is a sister company to supercharger maker Sprintex, will make only 99 Super Squalos.

Five have been sold to European riders with the bikes under construction at Vee Two in Malaga.

The premiere of the bike at Misano in Italy was timed to coincide with the sixth round of the World Superbike Championships.

Ducati - who made the 999 around which the Super Squalo is based - has yet to see it.
Here's a link to the Super Squalo website.




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Is that gunna be your next bike cookee? But 186 HP? DAMN! That will leave a nice black line where ever you go.
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And a cheap bike at only $45000
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Is that gunna be your next bike cookee? But 186 HP? DAMN! That will leave a nice black line where ever you go.
Yeah, I've told Mrs Tree that the house is just going to have to wait a couple of years. But I told her we'd be fine. I've got a big tent.




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Not sure if I buy into the statement that said Ducati copied their design. If Squalo was previously released or the design was patented, where's the lawsuit?

Looking at the bike, the rear looks like a R1 clone. The front looks like a ugly Buell version of their dual sports with dirtbike flare. The tank obviously is a clone of the 999, and the fairings design resemble Cagiva.

But why??? What are the Aussie engineers thinking?? I rather have it gutted than implement chopped parts.
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Not sure if I buy into the statement that said Ducati copied their design.
Other than the 916, I can't think of anything else Ducati has copied.....
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Not sure if I buy into the statement that said Ducati copied their design. If Squalo was previously released or the design was patented, where's the lawsuit?

Looking at the bike, the rear looks like a R1 clone. The front looks like a ugly Buell version of their dual sports with dirtbike flare. The tank obviously is a clone of the 999, and the fairings design resemble Cagiva.

But why??? What are the Aussie engineers thinking?? I rather have it gutted than implement chopped parts.
"Ducati - who made the 999 around which the Super Squalo is based - has yet to see it."

It actually says they copied Ducati. Not even copied just based it upon the 999.
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"Ducati - who made the 999 around which the Super Squalo is based - has yet to see it."

It actually says they copied Ducati. Not even copied just based it upon the 999.
Thankyou, MM1, for enlightening our dear friend.




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Sorry must have misread when I glanced. Still... why copy other people's design even if its cost-effective for them.

Rundog, what was the 916 based on?
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...why copy other people's design even if its cost-effective for them...
For that very reason. Sh*t, the thing already costs 50k! Imagine if they had to create their own bike from scratch!

Mate, you need to get past the fact that they borrowed someone else's basic design and start looking at the numbers. You can't tell me you wouldn't want the chance to open the throttle on this thing...




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