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Ducati Superbike 1098

This review is from: 1098/1198: The Superbike Redefined

This is a sequel to the author’s work (with Alan Ducati 999: Birth of a which covered the evolution of the to the recent 1098/1198 sportbike in the Ducati lineup, now superseded by the The 1098/1198 was a radical step for Ducati in power, torque and thus ‘redefining’ the sport and creating the book’s theme. It was as a departure for Ducati as the beautiful and replaced the 999, a machine many considered an exercise in that was completely atypical of the manufacturer.

Marc Cook, a experienced motojournalist with credentials and uncommon skills, is the ‘go to’ guy for publisher Bull when considering as a subject. Bull’s over-all model is effective: feed enthusiasts for specific makes and of car and motorcycle, and iconic figures, that are beautifully produced, in detail, great photographs, of key individuals. the heart and soul of the

In the case of the two Ducati books, like an intimate, guided of the factory, including time with all the key individuals involved. GSX-R book was similarly and executed.

Few significant details of the are left uncovered. Cook logically by analyzing Ducati’s business, showing that the (as it started out, before SBK permitted a capacity increase) the basis for Bologna’s sales and became its flagship machine.

He also shows, through with CEO Gabriele del Torchio and manager Claudio Domenicali, how had to rationalize its product line and the number of models to manage the of SKUs. Interesting stuff, thoughtfully.

He moves on to analyze the exercise, the development of the over-all the engine with its greatly performance, the frame (which he, some other writers, a ‘chassis,’ a designation more for cars), riding impressions material on the great Troy and a detailed comparison of the 1098 vs. the This is material that only have been through close cooperation the manufacturer.

By now Cook no doubt has an employee a room set aside for him at the local a permanent table of his own at several and a string of Italian lovelies at his and call. Lucky man.

devotes an entire chapter to the a motorcycle that many riders consider preferable to the unless you’re racing in On the highway, the 848 is a more balanced, machine that delivers power and torque but does so in a more manageable way.

The 848 does not generate the occasional sensation delivered by modern not just the 1098/1198, when near their limits on occupied by walls, fences and vehicles, vs. the much safer He concludes with a chapter on the of the motorcycles and a brief epilogue.

Ducati Superbike 1098

The and illustrations are magnificent, worth the of the book alone, and include CAE Aided Engineering) images of core components. The index is and useful. Missing, sadly, are and torque curves, an absence which this reviewer in the case of the 999 book. This is, for the aficionado, a serious omission is mystifying to the serious reader.

Ducatisti want to know but Bull does not tell us.

In Cook has done it again, has exceeded his earlier effort the 999. This is an irresistible for any 1098/1198/848 owner, or for any of the numerous who revere this iconic It shows that Ducati is not another motorcycle manufacturer but a idea created by passionate (with help from auslanders) that takes in the hearts and minds of enthusiasts.

All the lacks is a CD or DVD that would the magnificent Ducati v-twin preferably through race Now Cook has to go back to Bologna and do the job on the and include power/torque data. waiting for him.

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