I have a 2000 748 Base on which I want to mount the Brembo 19 x 20 mm radial pump. Can I install it with the original braid pipe or do I have to buy a specific hose for this type of pump? Choosing a lightened flywheel, considering that the bike is equipped with Termignoni exhausts and dedicated Eprom, on what weight should I orient myself to make the bike go up faster than laps and not “empty” turns to the highs? Is the
engine compatible with my bike without making any changes to the chassis and swingarm?
Stefano Ferrigno responds
Dear Salvatore, unfortunately you will have to replace the original braid tube with another made ad hoc, since both the length and orientation of the terminal fitting differ deeply between the axial pump of first equipment and the radial that you go to mount. By the way, you will hardly find a ready-made tube dedicated to this application: you will have to make it with removable fittings, choosing the most suitable type.
The flying issue is very difficult to define unambiguously, especially on the 748, which does not express a particularly high torque value at low speeds. I would certainly avoid mounting one that is too light, not exceeding 1000 grams less than the original: some of those on sale weigh just a few small pieces and, although the engine is very ready to take turns, the regularity of operation is compromised as well as the possibilities of extension. The S4R’s engine is one of the most suitable of those in the Monster family to be mounted on your bike, as it shares its characteristic dimensions and the type of swingarm housing on the cranks.
A Jerez de la Frontera, seconda tappa del campionato SBK, si ri-accende lo spettacolo con Ducati protagonista. Doppietta di Redding e secondo posto in gara 2 per Davies.
A fine 1999, più precisamente nel mese di ottobre, Ducati presentò alla stampa la 748 R, derivata dalla moto che correva nel campionato Supersport.