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the reason ducati ditched the trellis is because it is crap for GP racing. First, because they are just bars welded together, there is no consistency between machines so it was difficult to identify problems. also, in order to brace a weak point, you simply added support, this maze of tubes made it very difficult to service the bike under race conditions as well. the trellis is old tech and not used in GPs or WSBK by Ducati anymore. the reason the "trellis" bike was good was because (a) the tires were not as advanced (b) the electronics were not as advanced and (c) they were on the 990s, so brute power still counted for something, the tires went off and the electronics didn't compensate over the duration of the race... now you have to have perfect setup and then you just bang off the same lap 30 times then hit the showers.



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