Ducati scrapped its radical carbon-fiber frame after the 2011 season for a more traditional, twin-spar aluminum frame used by its Japanese rivals, but new Ducati boss Bernhard Gobmeier said the company won't abandon its Desmodromic valve system.
"There is no reason to change an engine that works and is part of Ducati's history," Gobmeier said. "As long as the rules allow it, we'll remain with the same Desmodromic configuration.
"And the bike should be rideable for everyone. It should not just be a motorcycle that Casey Stoner can win on. We will not copy a Yamaha and will stick with the Ducati philosophy."