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    my NCR project

    Here is a picture of the prototype for my bike. The frame in the picture is a stock Ducati Sport Classic frame and the swingarm is from a Ducati Monster S2R. NCR is making the frame and swingarm out of titanium and of course everything will fit together when they do. If you're not a Ducatisti you won't know it, but those are Ducati 999R throttle bodies fitted to G&G downdraft heads. I'm aiming for 120kgs and 140hp. The anticipation is killing me.
     

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    Wow, simply stunning!
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    progress!!!!!
     
    Silver/black
    Dinan S2 package: headers, throttle bodies, oversized MAFs, airfilters, anti-roll bars, lightweight flywheel
    Dinan by Brembo brake kit and monoball control arm bushings
    BBS forged individual wheels
    Quaife differential, 3.64:1 final drive
    Meisterschaft GT titanium mufflers
    K&W 3 way adjustable competition monotube dampers and monoball adjustable mounts
    CDV delete

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    Gorgeous, but it still looks the same!!
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    The titanium frame that NCR is constructing for my bike is on the right. The blue one on the left is a stock steel frame. I have been waiting two years to get to the front of the queue.
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    Dinan S2 package: headers, throttle bodies, oversized MAFs, airfilters, anti-roll bars, lightweight flywheel
    Dinan by Brembo brake kit and monoball control arm bushings
    BBS forged individual wheels
    Quaife differential, 3.64:1 final drive
    Meisterschaft GT titanium mufflers
    K&W 3 way adjustable competition monotube dampers and monoball adjustable mounts
    CDV delete

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    Wow, that is super gorgeous, I hope you'll leave the frame unpainted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    I hope you'll leave the frame unpainted!
    I wouldn't dream of painting it!
    Silver/black
    Dinan S2 package: headers, throttle bodies, oversized MAFs, airfilters, anti-roll bars, lightweight flywheel
    Dinan by Brembo brake kit and monoball control arm bushings
    BBS forged individual wheels
    Quaife differential, 3.64:1 final drive
    Meisterschaft GT titanium mufflers
    K&W 3 way adjustable competition monotube dampers and monoball adjustable mounts
    CDV delete

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    frame and swingarm done. now working on engine.
     
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    Dinan S2 package: headers, throttle bodies, oversized MAFs, airfilters, anti-roll bars, lightweight flywheel
    Dinan by Brembo brake kit and monoball control arm bushings
    BBS forged individual wheels
    Quaife differential, 3.64:1 final drive
    Meisterschaft GT titanium mufflers
    K&W 3 way adjustable competition monotube dampers and monoball adjustable mounts
    CDV delete

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    That is pretty cool. For those of us (me ) who don't know, what is "NCR"?

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    www.ncrfactory.com

    NCR started out as the "works" Ducati racing team: http://www.ncrfactory.com/eng/html/01.00.shtml
    N, C, and R are the first letters of the last names of the three mechanics who ran the team. Vintage NCR racing bikes are some of the most sought after bikes in the world.

    Today NCR is owned by the Poggipolini group who are suppliers (mainly titanium, carbon fiber, forging, vapor deposition, rapid prototyping, etc.) to the aerospace and racing industries. The Poggipolini family got their start in motorcycle racing and NCR is a passion project for them. They don't go racing anymore, but if you want the ultimate Ducati-based performance bike, they will make it for you.

    http://poggipolini.it/html/index.html
    http://www.atrgroup.it/index.php
    Silver/black
    Dinan S2 package: headers, throttle bodies, oversized MAFs, airfilters, anti-roll bars, lightweight flywheel
    Dinan by Brembo brake kit and monoball control arm bushings
    BBS forged individual wheels
    Quaife differential, 3.64:1 final drive
    Meisterschaft GT titanium mufflers
    K&W 3 way adjustable competition monotube dampers and monoball adjustable mounts
    CDV delete

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    Looking gorgeous!!
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    I don't really know bikes. That is really fantastic. It sounds like quite a project. Good luck and enjoy!

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    getting closer...

    engine is done: GG downdraft heads, 999R throttle bodies, 102mm pistons, titanium connecting rods and valves, race cams, billet stroked crank, slipper clutch with titanium plates, close ratio gearbox, lightweight flywheel and alternator, magnesium case covers, carbon valve covers
     
    Silver/black
    Dinan S2 package: headers, throttle bodies, oversized MAFs, airfilters, anti-roll bars, lightweight flywheel
    Dinan by Brembo brake kit and monoball control arm bushings
    BBS forged individual wheels
    Quaife differential, 3.64:1 final drive
    Meisterschaft GT titanium mufflers
    K&W 3 way adjustable competition monotube dampers and monoball adjustable mounts
    CDV delete

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    What a beautiful machine it'll be!
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    Schedoni seat is done (same guys that did the Z8 club luggage set).

    PS: I'm still looking for a Z8 club luggage set.
     
    Silver/black
    Dinan S2 package: headers, throttle bodies, oversized MAFs, airfilters, anti-roll bars, lightweight flywheel
    Dinan by Brembo brake kit and monoball control arm bushings
    BBS forged individual wheels
    Quaife differential, 3.64:1 final drive
    Meisterschaft GT titanium mufflers
    K&W 3 way adjustable competition monotube dampers and monoball adjustable mounts
    CDV delete

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    Wow, it really makes me wanna be 21 again! :-) I'm too old and cautious now to ever be able to extract from such a beauty what it has to offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    I'm too old and cautious now to ever be able to extract from such a beauty what it has to offer.
    you and me both, I'm afraid. but it will be fun extracting a %. Mainly this project is about realizing my vision of the ultimate bike. It's pretty fun getting every detail exactly as I want it and a lot cheaper to do with a bike than with a car!
    Silver/black
    Dinan S2 package: headers, throttle bodies, oversized MAFs, airfilters, anti-roll bars, lightweight flywheel
    Dinan by Brembo brake kit and monoball control arm bushings
    BBS forged individual wheels
    Quaife differential, 3.64:1 final drive
    Meisterschaft GT titanium mufflers
    K&W 3 way adjustable competition monotube dampers and monoball adjustable mounts
    CDV delete

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    Still some things I want to tweak, but it's done as far as NCR are concerned. Paint is in the colors of Grau & Canellas' 1973 Montjuic winner: NCR's first endurance win.
         
    Silver/black
    Dinan S2 package: headers, throttle bodies, oversized MAFs, airfilters, anti-roll bars, lightweight flywheel
    Dinan by Brembo brake kit and monoball control arm bushings
    BBS forged individual wheels
    Quaife differential, 3.64:1 final drive
    Meisterschaft GT titanium mufflers
    K&W 3 way adjustable competition monotube dampers and monoball adjustable mounts
    CDV delete

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    Wow, that really is special, and I love that you're keeping it naked, the machining is just so beautiful. Can't wait to hear what your riding impressions are.
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    In front of the Ferrari Museum in Maranello:
     
    Silver/black
    Dinan S2 package: headers, throttle bodies, oversized MAFs, airfilters, anti-roll bars, lightweight flywheel
    Dinan by Brembo brake kit and monoball control arm bushings
    BBS forged individual wheels
    Quaife differential, 3.64:1 final drive
    Meisterschaft GT titanium mufflers
    K&W 3 way adjustable competition monotube dampers and monoball adjustable mounts
    CDV delete

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    Wow, it's done, fantastic, whats it like to ride?
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    I am blown away by that bike.

    Stunning.




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    COOL!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    Can't wait to hear what your riding impressions are.
    Well, as you can imagine, with 125kg, 140hp, very low rotating/unsprung mass (carbon wheels, ceramic brakes, etc.): it is phenomenal! Handles like a 250cc two-stroke, but when you press go, it REALLY goes. I need to lower the rider's weight now and improve his durability.
    Silver/black
    Dinan S2 package: headers, throttle bodies, oversized MAFs, airfilters, anti-roll bars, lightweight flywheel
    Dinan by Brembo brake kit and monoball control arm bushings
    BBS forged individual wheels
    Quaife differential, 3.64:1 final drive
    Meisterschaft GT titanium mufflers
    K&W 3 way adjustable competition monotube dampers and monoball adjustable mounts
    CDV delete

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    I take that back: my bike is even lighter than a 250. A CBR250 has a dry weight of 337lbs, versus around 270 for my bike. And of course the hp comparison is 24hp versus 140hp.

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    Silver/black
    Dinan S2 package: headers, throttle bodies, oversized MAFs, airfilters, anti-roll bars, lightweight flywheel
    Dinan by Brembo brake kit and monoball control arm bushings
    BBS forged individual wheels
    Quaife differential, 3.64:1 final drive
    Meisterschaft GT titanium mufflers
    K&W 3 way adjustable competition monotube dampers and monoball adjustable mounts
    CDV delete

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    "I need to lower the rider's weight now and improve his durability."

    I LIKE that! Seems it would apply to a LOT of us.
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