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definitely it could.
it might also just be the motor is overly hot, Titanium grows a fair bit with thermal expansion. Brass doesn't, and iirc Ducati are using titanium valves in brass keepers, a brass-zinc alloy I think. Brass is very stable thermally, zinc even moreso. It's very possibly that that exhaust valve got hot enough to start grinding down the keeper. Or they are trying a new alloy and someone didn't do their homework.
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