Ducati 1098 R: Superbike World Champion 2011

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Ducati 1098 R: Superbike Champion 2011

July 10, | Filed under: Top Stories | by: Bilal

If you’re interested in on the cutting edge of technology it comes to motorcycles and cars, 3 can make just about obsolete. But not so for the Ducati 1098 R, to Carlos Checa and his 2011 World Championship . After the 1098 R for the 2011 season, critics were skeptical. all, who wins the World on a bike that most of the of us considered outdated?

The answer is, Carlos Checa.

The 1098 R may be a model . but its heyday is apparently far over thanks to Checa and Althea. But they didn’t win the alone. Engineers from the factory were with every step of the way.

The paid off. And now, this year’s competition under way and Checa once racing the 1098 R, this may once again be reborn in the of racing enthusiasts and the general

A Special Bike for a Special

It takes some guts to some of the decisions Carlos has made in his racing career, and the 1098 R in the 2011 Championship was no Part of that courage from experience—Checa turns 40 year. And while his career has had its fair share of ups and downs, his thus far in 2012, once on the 1098 R, has been impressive.

the “ultimate superbike” when it was introduced in 2009, the 1098 R was still is!) an impressive machine. This lightweight but chain-drive bike with a manual transmission is truly for racing. It features an extremely torque-to-weight ratio—98.8 lb-ft N-m)/364 pounds.

And with the 1198CC Evoluzione Testastretta liquid-cooled engine with 4 per cylinder, this bike’s purpose is speed and performance. It out an impressive 180 hp.

The 1098 R looks fast still. The sleek, sophisticated contributes greatly to the bike’s power and speed, from it curved windscreen to the air intake each headlight. It gives the of just what it is—a superbike.

Riding the 1098 R

the 1098 R is a dream come for most of us it’s an unattainable The bike is out of the price range for average motorhead, and riding it it obvious that it’s for the track. There’s no way you can contort into the position you need to be in to this bike for long you’re truly an athlete or a racer accustomed to the contortion.

The of the bike places the driver in the position to become part of the for winning races, but challenging if not used to it.

It doesn’t take much—just a twist of the throttle—to tell you you have way more engine you than any normal human Still, it’s a thrill! At 180 hp @ rpm . the power is beyond exhilarating . a top speed of 190 mph .

Not only does the have as much power as a family sedan, but it rides one as well. With front consisting of an Ohlins 43mm adjustable upside-down fork TiN, and rear suspension progressive linkage with adjustable Ohlins TTX monoshock and spring, this bike like it’s floating on

By now, I probably don’t to tell you that the 1098 R corners like no bike ever experienced. The traction system is there when you it. Considering how much power the has, it’s amazing you still always feel in control.

If you need it, it even comes with a DDA (Ducati Data that gathers data rides to help you fine your driving skills.

the 1098 R has just as much as it does “go.” With kind of power underneath you want a reliable and responsive system, which is just the 330mm discs up from and a disc at the rear provides. If and you need to stop on a dime, bike can do it.

So it’s probably no that the bike won some in its time, like the “International of the Year 2007 and 2008” by the journalists; “Best Bike of the in 2008 by SWA (Supertest World ; and “Bike of the Year 2007” by “Australian Motorcycle News” and And who knows—with Carlos Checa it once again in the 2012 this bike may have more accolades in its future.

A Gathering of Ducati Fans

If a Ducati fan and you’re not in Misano you’re missing out. On 21, the 2012 rendition of the annual Ducati Week got underway, in thousands and thousands of Ducati from around the world. year’s event ran from 21 through June 24 and brought in Ducati enthusiasts to the Misano Circuit.

As an added bonus for the Carlos Checa himself a surprise appearance to test the new 1199 Panigale Superbike, no providing the Ducati engineers some valuable input on the new

The Lifespan of a Superbike

So this us wondering, exactly how long the heyday of a superbike last?

there are certainly other in the running for the 2012 Superbike Championship, Carlos Checa—on his 1098 R—has won and placed in of the races. In current times, obsolescence is assumed within a few years, the 1098 R is proving to be the to the rule. This is no ordinary

Adam Brandon is a blogger who for Leonard’s Garage Service an auto repair shop in TX that services all makes and of cars and motorcycles. For more contact them at Leonard’s Service Center, 4401 1st Street, Austin, TX, 78745, (512) 445-2892.

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