Hmm, I'm not so sure about that. I mean, yes certainly that segment of the population exists and for them the 'Busas and zx10s of the world will do very nicely. But what about the rest of us who love Ducatis, Bimotas, etc, that are based much more on the balanced principle of enough power combined with state of the art technologie. I'd like to think that despite their base superbike putting out about 160rwhp, Ducati haven't completely abandoned the philosophy that once produced the Supermono.neat vision,but basically a waste of time and effort for a viable production based bike.the public wants big engines and low prices,not small engines and state of the art tech.
I agree. If I was the boss at Bologna, I think it's time to shake things up. Maybe keep the trellis, but in carbon IsoTruss, not as cheap as a monocoque, but very tunable and completely bad-ass. Then on the engine go with direct injection and maybe some new valve tech like pneumatics or electro-mechanical actuation for the ultimate tuning potential. Desmo is cool, but it's almost 2010, time to push the envelope.I just think Ducati could use a dose of 'out of the box thinking' right about now. .
I understand your point Matt, I just happen to like Ducati better when they weren't making money. Somehow I prefer motorcycles that are built without the bottom dollar as the prime objective. Eh Massimo?!Guys, Ducati is just starting to make money again, they're not about to make their bikes unattainable to sportbike enthusiasts.
If you want a dose of 'out of the box thinking" then they've got a lil bike called the Desmosedici RR that can more than satisfy your needs lol...