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2020 Diavel 1260S. 2015 Scrambler Icon. 2018 Vespa 300 GTS Super.
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What I can't reconcile is the frameless controversy. So its not the answer as Ducati GP realized, I would think the same problems will surface with the frameless Panegali. I wonder if Ducati has considered this possibility? If they return to a frame based design, they loose the advantage of weight. If they add a bunch of weight I wonder how that will impact the overall suspension? I doubt Ducati will do anything about the frame just yet because the first year or two will be work in progress in getting the bike sorted.
If WSBK is a "production" series and not a prototype like GP, wouldn't Ducati need to introduce a new Superbike in order to make a major change like returning to the trellis or introducing a twin spar in WSBK?

Should the Panigale be a dog in WSBK could we see Ducati going the way of other small manufacturers with glorious racing history? Can you say MV Agusta?
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