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Wanna be a Ducati? :D

It'll be heavier than an SP2 arm, that's for sure! :p
 

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Wanna be a Ducati? :D
I've been a sucker for Single sided swingarms since I first saw the RC45 and the NR750.
Let me remind you, my dear friend, that Ducati have been copying Honda since forever.
The NR was the first bike with undertail exhaust back in 1992 and with single sided swingarm. Guess what was Ducati's top model back then. That's right. A 600lbs two wheeled truck with conventional exhausts and swingarm.


It'll be heavier than an SP2 arm, that's for sure! :p
That I think it's true.....
 

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They've been around a long time. A friend had one on his 99 R1 back in 01.

It's only to be different. The SP1 rear was an issue stock so if I wanted to go different on that bike, why not. For an SP2, I wouldn't mess with it. :)
 

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Hehe...luckily my Ruckus has a single sided swinger...so no need for the RC.

I always tell my buddy that my Ruckus and his 916 are basically the same...except my Ruckus is more reliable :D

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*not my actual Ruckus*
 

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It may be heavier than stock and no more functional but damn does that look sexy! I would never put one on my bike though just because I can't keep my current swingarm clean and would hate myself if I ever got that one dirty.
 

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I've been a sucker for Single sided swingarms since I first saw the RC45 and the NR750.
Let me remind you, my dear friend, that Ducati have been copying Honda since forever.
The NR was the first bike with undertail exhaust back in 1992 and with single sided swingarm. Guess what was Ducati's top model back then. That's right. A 600lbs two wheeled truck with conventional exhausts and swingarm.




That I think it's true.....
I think it was the RC30 that had the first single sided (chain driven) swinger on a sports bike... But for sure, the NR750 was a ground breaker too and I know Tamborini copied Honda's ideas when designing the 916.
But we don't see single sided arms on race bikes any more these days. They had to cast swingers from magnesium to try and make them lighter for racing.
Way too heavy compared to conventional double sided arms...

So for fashion, it's OK - but for performance? Meh. I'd prefer to spend the money on a Harris or Japanese specialist swinger. Expensive they all will be (And then with a single sided swinger there would be the added problem of yet another replacement wheel!) :eek:
 

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I'm not sure if this would add better geometry for our old gal but it darn looks nice

http://www.ram-italia.net/honda-vtr-1000-sp12-rc51-kit-monobraccio-ram-p-158.html?language=en

The brake hose through the swing arm's a nice idea, but what drugs was the designer on when putting grooves where the chain runs so it makes it even harder to clean chain crud off (especially with a chain guard in place)?
Also you wouldn't easily be able to get a hugger to fit, so yet more crud on your undertail. Meh, just fashion - no significant benefits I can see... :p
 

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The brake hose through the swing arm's a nice idea, but what drugs was the designer on when putting grooves where the chain runs so it makes it even harder to clean chain crud off (especially with a chain guard in place)?
Also you wouldn't easily be able to get a hugger to fit, so yet more crud on your undertail. Meh, just fashion - no significant benefits I can see... :p
The swingarm looks to have a built-in chain guard which those grooves are on top of. Looks pretty trick.
 

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By no means was the RC30 the first single sided swingarm.

For example, 1980 BMW R80 G/S

Your right, I guess I should have been specific & stated I was thinking sports bikes, not enduros or shaft driven bikes OK - edited above to make that clear). :p
Nothing wrong at all with R80 GS' but they are in quite a different category to the sports bikes we're thinking of.
Even the K1 BMW which was supposedly sporty is, er, kinda... not. :D
 
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