My Ducati 1098S Tricolore

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Ducati Superbike 1098 S Tricolore

The Genesis

They wont all be long.  Promise.  (That’s I told her…lol)

There is a belonging to the actual guy Heineken their “Most Interesting Man In The that happens to be next-door to my Uncle’s lakeside house in Idaho.  He doesn’t always beer, but when he does, he Kokanee.  And he doesn’t always by land, but when he does, he has vehicles to choose from.

  At the of this chapter, I believe his included a Ferrari Testerosa,  Shelby Cobra, BMW GS1200, BMW and the one I preferred…the Ducati 999R.  man is incredibly generous and has a zest for and speed.  While enjoying a on his inflatable trampoline, I remember him his young son from the dock how to use the turbo-charged Honda Civic sea doo, “Remember, Go Fast and Chances.”  Indeed, inspiring to live by.

It was mid-summer 2010, and my fiance and I had made the trip up to my relatives for some lakeside The neighbor guy told us to bring our gear because he’d to take us on an overnight ride up Canada.  When he said be welcome to use his bikes, I immediately the 999R.

  I rode it very briefly the before, and though I knew it was not a touring bike”, I also new I was not a yet (27 years young), and the desmo was me.  It was a call that I had missing from my trusty 07 R1.  The R1 was great.

  It had an agressive full system exhaust on it and a ECU tuning to crack the throttle closure (to lessen the harsh braking at high revs).  But it didn’t feel…special.  I know may sound ridiculous to some even myself, but it’s the

  Yes, I used to make fun of like myself too.

So the last remaining days of our the Neighbor handed us the saddle for his GS and told us to get ready to go.  He he had a couple small things he to do to his bike, over at his second before we headed off, but we should go to his main garage and get our ready to go.  By the time we ready to embark, his situation had dire.

  He dropped an important of his radar detector into his GS, and was to practically strip the bike to the frame to retrieve it.  frustrated, he began to insist we start the journey without We were confused.

  We didn’t really even where we were going.  But he use a few highway numbers and demanded we get while assuring us that catch up.

So we headed Northeast up “chimney” towards the Kingsgate crossing.   Approaching the Canadian we became concerned that we entering a new country without our Man.  We pulled to the side of the to check our maps and directions.  we were a bit lost and confused.  But after we geared back up and got to leave, we saw our missing partner’s BMW

  We flagged him down, and the journey golden.  Suffice to say that of the world is beautiful for riding with a radar detector.  we asked our fearless leader the conversion of KPH to MPH, he simple cut the KPH in half and you basically have Seemed about right.

  We also told that tickets don’t really anything to Americans.  Not sure if true, but sounded fine.  One of our concerns was deer.  But thankfully, saw one.  The roads of British are pristine and the few ferry rides amusing.

  Before we reached our destination of B.C. we did encounter some clouds, some rain, and a of wind.  But the weather was quite even in mesh, and I was absolutely the 999R.  I found myself over it.

  Every part of is looked…special.  It’s impossible not to special on it.  I felt reminiscent of riding my old CR250 bike through forest It felt alive.

  It was a feeling I had missing from the R1.  I there is a whole new level of out there, and that there was a Ducati could get away charging nearly double the I was in heaven.

After spending the in Revelstoke, we headed back via a bit of a detour.  There were points where we had to inch in traffic.  The 999R did not fancy

  The clutch became more and stubborn.  I was finding myself to be sure to toe-click it into before I came to a stop.  I was fully stopped, the clutch was not doing its job and kept me from to neutral.  I began to stall.

Ducati Superbike 1098 S Tricolore
Ducati Superbike 1098 S Tricolore

  The battery quickly dropped 10V and then Ducati’s unique starter would decide not to try starting the bike.  I became from the group at an intersection.  the group found me, we were to roll the bike to a parking

  Then we had to go buy a hex key that would fit the Welcome to riding a Ducati.  I very quickly about its nature.  Nothing about it was to be “easy.”  Still I loved at it.  Turned out we were not to get the bike running again, and we it at the local Ducati dealer for

  The Most Interesting Man would fly up when the bike was repaired and it back.  In the meantime, my wife had to hop on the of his GS, and I took over the other a brand new S1000RR.  The bike was with it’s quick traction control, and 460lbs wet with 170hp.

  But I longed for the It’s was just too…German.  Too Too…unemotional.  Like my beloved R1, was missing.  Something important.

getting too much into the of our trip, the most important was the desire for that feeling the gave me.  And well, better way to relive it than get rid of R1 and buy yourself a Ducati.  So I took pics of my R1, posted it on Craigslist, and a trip to my local Duc dealer.  the stock new 1198 was too pricey for me.

  And what I really wanted, was the of the S model, which costs more.  I even had my heart set on the edition 1198S Corsa with its unique color and aluminum tank.  I found one on ebay that I was going to shipped across the country, but out.  Then, one weekend I my local Ducati shop and saw out a man parking a 1098S Tricolore.  He was it into the dealer to get the new 1198S.

  The was perfect.  That bike not last. Best of all, it was barely within my budget.  I have rather sold the R1 but the universe was telling me it was time to the opportunity.

  Limited edition, coloring, and all the S features such as the exhaust, Ohlins suspension, Monobloc brakes, Marchesini aluminum rims, and Ducati Analyzer…a usb device that Temp, Speed, RPM, Gas, and Distance as well as a lap that you can lap using the brights on the left handlebar controls.  it was a perfect tool to appease my passion for riding track (mostly with at Springs, Big and Streets).

  Actually, Motoyard had a unique Track Day (Saturday and Sunday) at Willow Springs the following I wasn’t stoked about 2 financed bikes, but the universe was at me.  I could not deny the

  I was smitten by that red, and green machine.  So I sealed the and felt supreme joy about my The details could be worked out I knew in my heart, I did the right

  I couldn’t take the bike that day, but instead had to 2 days to the dealer could the thing up.  After when I bought it, the bike was warm from the previous dropping it off.

Ducati Superbike 1098 S Tricolore
Ducati Superbike 1098 S Tricolore
Ducati Superbike 1098 S Tricolore
Ducati Superbike 1098 S Tricolore


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