Carbon frame landmarks
Brit team uses a carbon frame and swingarm for the 250cc racer. It wins British championship and gets a 250GP podium.
Cagiva was the most notable GP team to try full carbon, plus carbon headstock/ally hybrid frame and a carbon swingarm.
Suzuki-engined road bike has carbon swingarm pivot/ally hybrid chassis. It proves successful and in SB8K form, wins in WSB.
Ducati Desmosedici GP9
Ducati ditch steel trellis for carbon frame and swingarm. Casey Stoner says carbon-framed Ducati was ‘ best bike on grid.’
BMW HP4 Race and Ducati Superleggera
Manufacturers launch carbon production bikes. BMW is trackonly, but Ducati is road legal and has carbon frame and swinger.