If you have been following motorcycle roadracing at all in the last decade, or so, you know that Ducati V-twins have dominated superbike racing at the World championship level. Going back to Carl Fogarty, and even earlier, Ducatis have been the dominant superbike weapon. This is no longer the case.
For the time being (just two races into the series) Suzuki is dominating WSB with its GSX-R1000 in-line, four-cylinder machine. Have the four-cylinder machines finally dethroned the mighty V-twin superbike?
Ducati, of course, is developing a V-four bike for the road that will mimic, to some extent, its MotoGP machine. It will also, undoubtedly become eligible for superbike racing. If four-cylinder machines continue to win the World Superbike races, you would have to expect that Ducati will prep its V-4 for superbike duty sooner, rather than later.