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Since the 1950s ducati has incorporated muffler bearings to rotate and change the sound frequency of the motor. Without them the motor is extremely high pitched.
 
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Hi, just quick question.

What gives that lovely specific Ducati engine sound?

Much different then other (jap.) bikes.

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You've gotten some smarta** answers so far, but the real answer is that the engine configuration on the Ducati creates that unique sound. The 90 degree spacing between the Ducati cylinders results in a sound different from a Harley (with its 45 degree angle) or Aprilia (with its 60 degree angle).
 

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You've gotten some smarta** answers so far, but the real answer is that the engine configuration on the Ducati creates that unique sound. The 90 degree spacing between the Ducati cylinders results in a sound different from a Harley (with its 45 degree angle) or Aprilia (with its 60 degree angle).
you bleeped out ASS!
 

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Ok, so after hours of painstaking research, ive concluded that it must in fact be the motor. The sound is only audible when the motor is on. Then, without changing anything else, turn the motor off and the sound stops. I tried this multiple times with the exact same result.
I make my own noises when I sit on the bike! So far my favorite sound is VVVVRRRRROOOOOOMMMMM! But ring ring ring riiiiiiinnnnng is pretty fun too!
 
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