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I stopped reading the comments because "you cannot please everyone." The truth is that Ducati needed to do something "only a fool does the same thing over and over and expect different results." With that said the changes were all about 2 things - chassis and engine layout. The so called DNA of Ducati has always been the engine and while the trellis has been long standing that has changed when they went to carbon and engine mounted proving that while being different Ducati has an appreciation of function and is willing to change (even prior to Rossi's arrival) The harder sell is to change the layout of the engine because that is now treading on the ground of eliminating the "DNA" of Ducati. However this needs to be addressed because the layout is probably the main factor affecting load distribution and hence front end feel. The inability of the previous frame (or lack thereof) to transmit feeling is a 30-40% fix with this new aluminum option because now they can feel the front (ride on



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