Testing of the driveability of the Ducati Turbo was done at Byron Dragway on October 19, 2008. Even after making a new countershaft sprocket and putting on the biggest rear sprocket that wouldn’t require modifying the 160 link chain on the bike now, first gear was still over 100 mph. Not a great way to get down the quarter mile.
Driveability still was awful with the motor either in a full bog or going mental at 22 psi of boost and spinning the rear tire at half track in 2nd and through the lights in third.
Ergonomics are still literally a sore point and will give us additional things to work on through the winter. Now the serious adaptation of fuel injection is shown to be the only way to be productive for the assault on the salt in October of 2009. A couple of trips around the block again and a few more trips to the dragstrip should help iron out running and riding issues.