Originally Posted by Boldor
Not a secret that I'm not a Stoner fan, however, it's not a slight, just the way of the racing world, and riding in general. Sometimes you just feel better on one bike or another.
Let's look at the evidence. No multi-time world champions had any consistent success on the Ducati.
Stoner was thought of as a crasher when he was with Honda, but it was like night and day when he switched to the 800cc Ducati.
He had a good final year on the 800cc Honda in a lame duck season, and wasn't able to repeat that success again on 1000cc Honda because of a big crash that took him out.
I would go as far to say that he gelled better with the Ducati than he did the Honda.