Does any one person claim to be the designer of the first Ducati ST2 in 1998, or was it designed by a committee?
Again, only as I understand it, I have not spent a lot of time researching this... I think more correctly, PT did the upper fairing only for the '04 and up ST3 and 4 (ST2 was gone by then). The 03 and below was not PT's work at all. Also, the Monster S4 on (not including the new stuff), uses a modified ST frame. Remember, before the S4, all Monsters’ were air cooled. The ST started life as a water cooled bike. The Monster/ST connection prior to the Monster S4 was original designer and that they are both derived from the 851/888 series SBK chassis.
Blimey that was quick Joey !!Was that the first year (anywhere) for the ST series?
I'm thinking the same thing. The answer is either Pierre Terblanche, Miguel Galuzzi or Massimo Tamborini, based on the frames of a number of bikes over a period of time. Definitely not like the 916 or 996 lineage.It's starting to look like the "committee" idea may not be far from the truth.