Ducati refuses to confirm the existence of the bike, but doesn't deny it, either. The firm's international press officer, Massimo Davoli, said,"I can't say anything about it at the moment, but in the next few weeks and months you will find out, as usual, about Ducati's range for next year." More telling is Davoli's reaction to the publication of the clay model photograph, which reportedly caused an outcry in the Bologna factory. About that, Davoli said, "Fortunately the story might not hurt us too much, as the bike is in a new market for Ducati and shouldn't affect sales of our current range." Look forward to learning more after this November's Milan Motorcycle Expo.