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With the amount of electronic rider aids on bikes these days, a good bike is vital!! In the days when it was purely basic bike and rider, a good rider could get a bad bike to work using his skill and talent - but not anymore! Electronics kick in all over the place so stop this and that and help here and there, taking away a riders own ability to actually just "ride" the bike in his own way. Riders like Valentino,Melandri, Caparossi and others that were virtually brought up on bikes without any of these electronics probably hate all this technology and want to go back to racing bikes in their natural form, so struggle to some extent with it all. Younger riders who have been used to rider aids most of their racing life take it in their stride and can put their faith in what a computer is "telling" their bike to do!! Ducati need to look to the youngsters if they want a rider that can manage their bike as the electronics have taken away a lot of what Valentino, Melandri etc. excelled in wh