Bike looks great, but have y'all seen the race testing results for WSB @ Philips Island and Moto GP @ Sepang and Philips Island. If not, I studied them on motorcycle-usa.com and I happy to report that the results are awesome.
Troy Bayliss had 2nd fastest @ PI only .01 slower but he was consistent for 3days b4 he high-sided and cracked his collarbone and sternum. Damn...I really hope he heals in time to make the 1098R shine. And what's more awesome, the top 10 is rounded out by other 1098R Ducati riders: Ruben Xaus, Fabrizio, Biaggi, and one other.
As for Moto GP: Stoner is fastest @ PI and 2nd fastest @ Sepang. Marco Melandri is in the top 5. Kawi with John Hopkins looks bad as they are 12, yup....12 seconds off Stoner's pace. Honda is coming back in 08 real strong with Hayden and Co, then Yamaha are right behind Honda.
All in all, expect another phenominal racing year for Ducati Corse. Yeah baby, you gotta love it. Our bikes look nice, but are championship potential looks awesome.