Originally Posted by Thumpermeister
Not sure if we have seen the new Ducati in full form yet. Checa was very fast at Phillip Island before his getoff and subsequent DNF, plus riding hurt last weekend in Spain.
The new bike is just starting it's development too, so it may be a bit early for Ducati to pick up it's traditional (Harley-AMA style) "red phone" hotline to FIM Headquarters....Push 1 for more displacement, Push 2 for less weight, Push 3 for opponent restrictor plates.....
Isn't a weight penalty and restrictor plates what was imposed on Ducati last year? I know they can be the same weight as the multis this season but I wonder if they are still required to use restrictor plates? I agree though we're still months away from knowing the true development potential of the Panigale.