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Ducati's website lists "Details to be released winter 2004". Well now that it is 2005 I am assuming someone might have some leaked information by now.
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I want a black one
 
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Re: 2005 749R, anyone know the changes? (CuStOm)

I just got mine. No carbon fiber bodywork!!
 
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Re: 2005 749R, anyone know the changes? (trussdude)

I believe there is also no magnesium headlight bucket or valve covers either ??
 
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Re: 2005 749R, anyone know the changes? (trussdude)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by trussdude »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just got mine. No carbon fiber bodywork!!
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What! I can't even research the buying decision and you already have an '05 749R? Can you post some pictures and let us know what "you" were told was different from '04?
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Re: 2005 749R, anyone know the changes? (CuStOm)

Actually, it's at my dealer (Section 8). They called today to let me know it's in. Jason can probally post pictures when they get it out of the crate. I will probably see it the first part of next week.

The bike will be going straight to the track (no street miles). I may sell the stock tank.
 
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Just got mine last week. No carbon bodywork, no mag headlight bucket. It does have mag valve covers, and the new fairings are apparently thinner and lighter than carbon. Still has the race spec tank too.

later...Ara
 
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our '04 models didn't get the mag headlight mount. haven't seen an '05 yet.
 
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I'd suspect the "R" models are being toned downed to make the desmosedici appear "all that much more".

BTW: congrats on the new bikes guys. The 04/749R is the only new Ducati that has turned my head for quite some time.
 
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We just got one into stock under the "race" program (no warranty) and the racer has significant damage to his shoulder and will not be taking the bike. It is available. Call Susie at 603-524-4898 for the race program pricing. You must have a current race license to qualify for this purchase.
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Akara1 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just got mine last week. No carbon bodywork, no mag headlight bucket. It does have mag valve covers, and the new fairings are apparently thinner and lighter than carbon. Still has the race spec tank too.

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So yours is an '05 Akara?
Did it come with the fender painted that way?
Any changes/improvements to the frame, suspension, motor?
The way ducati has their webpage laid out and lack of information for the 2005 model, I was assuming that their must be several changes.
Any info is appreciated!
 
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Re: 2005 749R, anyone know the changes? (Dave R)

Valve covers are magnesium, but the headlight bucket is standard aluminium. I have an '05 749S mono, and I believe the only other differences are the Ohlins suspension and damper.
 
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Re: 2005 749R, anyone know the changes? (Dave R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Dave R »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I believe there is also no magnesium headlight bucket or valve covers either ?? </TD></TR></TABLE>

Never had a mag bucket, but the mag valve covers are still there.
 
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Yes it is an 05 and is completely stock in the photos. The front fender comes painted with the Corse logo on it. I am not sure if they made any changes to the suspension from last year. I believe the motor is the same.

The 749S doesnt have the larger bore motor like the R right?

later...Ara
 
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You are correct, the R does have a larger bore and shorter stroke. There is also a bit more compression and a slipper clutch. The sprockets are also slightly different (15/35 as opposed to 14/38).
 
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Jason beat me to it, but the '04 models didn't have the mag headlight bucket, just the carbon ears.

Kai
 
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dyno'd a '04 stocker today - 113hp. similar to a 748r in shape - big hole at 5,000. peak power at 10,300. peak torque at 8,250. haven't ridden it on the road because it's not registered with no rear lights. bummer.

i'm told the r has quite a bit lower primary drive ratio. haven't had the side off one personally tho or seen a spec. this one was running 15/40 i think and 6th is about the same as a std 749 in 4th.
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by brad black »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">dyno'd a '04 stocker today - 113hp. similar to a 748r in shape - big hole at 5,000. peak power at 10,300. peak torque at 8,250. haven't ridden it on the road because it's not registered with no rear lights. bummer.

i'm told the r has quite a bit lower primary drive ratio. haven't had the side off one personally tho or seen a spec. this one was running 15/40 i think and 6th is about the same as a std 749 in 4th.</TD></TR></TABLE>


Did you get any cam timing numbers?
 
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