Originally Posted by deWog
But how can they call it "semi-active" if there are no sensors to monitor the rate-of-change in suspension movement?
Sorry, a bit late getting back. I have the same question (discussed on the Ducati forum thread Obie linked to). The terminology gets confusing, but making the assumption that the shock adjusts itself to varying conditions (somehow) then the difference becomes how fast it responds, not if it responds, so perhaps the notion of semi-active still applies.
Indeed this question has been raised before (even by yours truly) and remains one in my mind. But I'll remain open minded and happy that they are continuing development on the system installed on my bike.