First of all, stop if you think this is about brand bashing. It's not. Plain and simple. That said, I have no empirical evidence as I make this next statement, and I just want to ask... It seems like Ducati sells way more bikes than Aprilia, yet Aprilia seems to be doing much better in the world of racing. I watched the first round of World Superbike and even without Biaggi, Aprilia is still doing extremely well. So why hasn't this translated into more bikes being sold? Has there ever been a time in the past when Aprilia and Ducati were equally popular? I'm basing popularity on how many bikes seem to be sold. Again, I don't have any hard data on this stuff, but was curious if there is any correlation anywhere. Why are there not as many Aprilia bikes out there, compared to Ducati?