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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-25-2008, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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frame material?

talking about SS bikes
what material is it made of?
aluminum?
if so what kind?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-26-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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Most modern sportbikes use aluminum alloy frames. I believe 6061 and 6063 alloys are probably the most common. Ducati uses Chromoly steel tubing, probably at least 4140 alloy, as even thier cheapest bikes are made with top notch materials.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-27-2008, 08:53 PM
 
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I was reading about the specs of the new '08 1000RR... would the weight saving design changes make the bikes less 'crashable'?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-27-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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riding on the moon would make it 'less crashable'...
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-27-2008, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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just my rookie guess but if its lighter it should be more manueverable thus being easier to Avoid wrecks..agreed?

if this isnt what your asking then I have no clue
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 04:15 AM
 
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If you're asking about the bikes ability to survive a crash without bending the frame, yeah im sure making it lighter makes it weaker. But still doesn't make it as easy to damage as the rider. All it needs is to be able to survive most minor lowsides to still be a viable trackbike, as thats all any bike can be expected to survive.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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Yeah I meant less able to survive a crash...
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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are you talking about the "safety feature" where in a crash an automobile implodes/collapses which takes alot more of the force of the wreck and makes the driver feel less impact but yet the automobile is demolished?

like on F1 indy cars, those things are weak (on purpose)
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