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1098R Review

Ducati has provided the faithful with the approximation to race bikes on the starting with the original When the World Superbike began, Ducati was right with the 1988 851 Kit which led to a of ever faster, desirable specials. The current model is the which is almost identical to the reviewed in this post. is it like to sling a leg over one of $40,000 weapons?

Read on and out.

The World Superbike has led us to believe that the bikes we every day are pretty close to our stars do battle on during the The truth is that there is relation between a factory and the road bike it is (loosely) on. Ducati has for some time an advantage that comes being a small volume that allowed it to produce small run homologation specials contained the parts the factory to ensure racing glory.

New for the model year the Ducati looked very similar to the range introduced a year but those similarities were skin deep. The engine was a 1198cc (1099cc for the 1098) with a slipper clutch and a claimed 186bhp with the race exhaust and ECU. suspension replaced the standard gear including a trick twin tube shock. use of magnesium, titanium and carbon meant the bike weighed 165kg (364lb) dry.

In a move that set the scene for an increasing technology proliferation as in the Ducati Multistrada 1200. the included Ducati Traction (DTC), the first for a sport Priced at $40,000, it was more twice the price of the base and 50% more than the 999R it

For 2010 the homologation rules requiring all manufacturers to produce examples prompting the launch of the range that means the model bikes are closer ever to the ‘R’ but some important remain.

The 1098R has larger, valves, a lightened crankshaft, cast cases and 2 injectors per body to go with a soupçon compression. The repli-racer also has a clutch and a more sophisticated TTX rear shock and despite the vacuum …-cast crankcase is still 4kg lighter. All of this just 10 more bhp (180 vs and a meager 2lb-ft of extra

So let’s ride. Slinging a leg for the first time wasn’t too You know the sensation of the suspension a little under your as you ease yourself down on the

Not on the 1098R. It feels like it is you back up, so firm is the springing. bike is setup track just like a real machine. The seat is a plank the racing vibe.

Surely this will be a on the street?

The engine fires up and smoothly but at a high speed, the surprisingly muted out of the 70mm termignoni system. The engine eagerly to the throttle suggesting things to come and the clutch is enough to allow a sedate consistent with riding else’s $40,000 bike for the time!

The riding position is comfortable than expected. the racer crouch is in full but at 6’2″ I am tall enough I am not too stretched out and the clip ons are therefore low but not too far The seat area offers of space to move around as you weight from side to when hanging off.

We are into it, a group ride a twisty mountain road. I off with Eric, the bikes following behind on my Monster. The is enormous and at first difficult as with all real race the suspension firmness takes feel until you can break with enough pace to get it effectively.

Not that it is too harsh. money is going to good use the Ohlins moving with a hint of stiction and with damping that doesn’t you out of the saddle.

It is hard not to disintegrate now into a of cliches when trying to what riding this is like. Yes it feels ‘planted’ and has ‘cornering as if on rails’ feel but over-used words don’t even the half of it. The 1098R has a feel that is so confidence you feel it would be impossible to off unless you made a massive of judgement.

Even though it is and responds eagerly to clip on and peg effort, it isn’t flighty or turning. Everything this does is measured. The ‘R’ feels pulled to the road, the combination of frame and firm suspension no imprecision to creep into the bike interface.

It is the nearest experience I have had to playing an game in real life. It is playing a Playstation riding where you only need to about your inputs and you want to go with no thought the bike couldn’t manage. just like that but the substantially added exhilaration of in the real world.

There is an invisible force cementing you to the

There is no riding around waiting for the bike to settle turn in, as an ex-racer I can see why this is so devastatingly fast on a track. The side to this is that you to be a self confident individual to live with the realities of riding skills. The entire I rode this bike, I it was laughing at my general riding

I felt like I was in an encounter Star War’s Darth ‘Your Powers are Weak Old when I didn’t flick the hard enough from one turn transition to the next. the brakes when I felt my speed was a little too hot proved unnecessary ‘I Find Your of Faith in the Force Disturbing’ . My criticism of the chassis is the brakes make the bike stand-up than I would like (as who likes to trail them). I’m this could be improved a click here or a twist

The biggest surprise was the engine. bike for me was not dominated by its engine (as for my Monster S4Rs is). And is a surprise as this 1098R has at 172bhp at the wheel!

The engine a smooth, ever increasing of torque and power that it starts off as a smooth swell quite feels like the that arrives as the engine 7,000 rpm and races to the cutout a cat chasing its tail.

Never has a bike this felt so manageable (but be – you arrive at the turns a lot faster you expect!). The Testastretta Evoluzione is and sophisticated with inevitably a less character than the 4 valvers. Exiting turns at is devastatingly effective on the street.

The will power stand if you let it but isn’t too hard to keep if you move your weight

The slipper clutch just works, only a strange in the last degrees of clutch movement letting you know it is there. Still this is deceptively fast. The smoothness of the delivery belies the fact the digital speedometer is blasting the numbers at such a rate, I to check it isn’t in km/h!

No that the Desmosedici RR has trouble off the 1098R at the racetrack.

Ducati Superbike 1098

There is no reason to buy a 1098R over a It is expensive, uncompromising (although not at all to just ride) and offers a little in additional performance the 1198S. Luckily motorcycles are not purchases.

Thank-you Ducati for this bike. I want

This bike is for you if:

You want the Ducati Superbike expression for the

You can handle being reminded of limited skills on a regular

You already have a Desmosedici RR and got that kinda cash

You to keep looking if:

You have no control (you’ll lose license inside of month)

reaction to the price is ‘How ’ (check out the 1198S for a lot of the experience at the price)

You don’t like red the white Bayliss edition or the 1198R Corse SE)

Ducati Make every ride very special with glimpse of your own personal Superbike Glory.

Thanks to Huffman for being generous to allow me to ride his fantastic 1098R!!

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