Actually quite a few people, including me, suggest that you stick with Ducati filters. There have been problems with other brands, such as Fram, and the few dollars you might save just aren't worth it. Nothing but Ducati filters for any Ducati I own!No one is suggesting you have to use a DUCATI filter - just any conventional disposable filter that meets normal specifications.
To be honest, I don't think I've seen reusable filters in any other automotive applications. I have however seen them used in almost all modern 4 stroke motocrossers. Also, when I first came into the Coast Guard, the ship that I was on used reusable filters for both main powerplants (V8, two stroke diesels the size of a UPS truck), all three of our generators, and our hydraulic/generator. As an engineer, I got to know those all too well.If the reusable flter is such a great idea, why is it not a more popular one, made by more than one manufacturer? Why are most vehicles proptected by disposable filters?
How did this manufacturer get finer filtering AND more flow out of a filter at the same time? A filter expert will tell you that's a contradiction, unless you make the filter HUGE in comparison to others.