Soup :: Ducati 848 vs. 1098S: A Snap Shot Comparison :: 01-10-2008

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Ducati Superbike 1098

The new 848: for a Ducati-head possibly a street weapon than the

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A ago, Ducati proudly its fastest and most sophisticated displacement twin into the motorcycle market, the 1098. The not only quelled the debaters on Terblanche’s 999 avant-garde design, but the latest Testastretta’s performance and wizardry, was a price of $14,999.00, a that almost seemed compared to the previous generation of

As tested with the optional exhaust, chip and air-box, the would effortlessly rip through the mile in the high 9’s at 150mph. This wasn’t a new twin, it was truly a purpose superbike that ultimately was Best New Bike of 2007 by of the world’s most discerning

Fast forward to October I am riding in the mountains above with Soup’s Danny I am aboard not just the 1098, but the 1098S. It quickly became that I was following someone who has this tarmac before and Coe was aboard a much lighter I soon found that on roads you are constantly transitioning corner to corner, truly a environment that places demands from both you and motorcycle.

To perform exceptionally here motorcycle should be lightweight, impeccable handling, and be powered by an with ample torque. For me it was on these roads the best package was a harmonious combination of chassis and brakes, all working in to avail its rider with a of perfect balance.

As you would with the nature of tight roads, hazards always You can almost imagine running in too hot any number of unmarked unsuspecting where in an instant your of choice can quickly become friend or foe. Here I realized this Ducati is a and precise navigating tool, me to focus more on the road than on the machine I was controlling.

The stability, balance and neutrality of allowed for quick transitions and braking, all with minimal transfer, regardless of changes in surface each needed to what seemed like corners.

While the morning progressed and my of not knowing my way around these fun but roads diminished, I really to appreciate the character and feel of the Regardless of whether I was coming an unknown corner too fast, or not how long I could accelerate the short straights and busy linking the road ahead, the possessed the critical traits to answer my every demand.

what stood out the most the engine’s power and the Brembo radial brakes. Each can provide performance to impress the most unimpressionable, and upon either can be asserted in a hard and brutal manner. The balance of the personality is one that could be tactile in nature.

It is immensely in the way it communicates every movement of the steering, weight transfer and prowess, and as a complete package it a sense of confidence and control. immediately I came to appreciate strong attributes of the 1098 I was

Now fast forward from the of Malibu to the south of Spain, Ducati debuted their new 848 at the Almeria circuit. My first impression of the 848 was that apart color, it looked virtually to the standard 1098. But after a day of time I had discovered that in the 848 was in fact a very different In many ways it felt of an extension of myself to ride it, than the 1098S.

One could argue that a motorcycle ridden on the street to on a racetrack is not fair, however the layout of Almeria was not so dissimilar to the back roads above The infield of Almeria’s track of thirteen fast, tight linked with short straights, which allowed the 848 to hard from corner to and on the moderate back straight the was still capable of hitting an 155mph.

After a few sessions the 848 and after making a small suspension adjustment to stiffen the 848 fork spring and rebound I found the bike to be profoundly ride, at lest when to the well-endowed 1098S. While I suspect most every that has ridden the bigger would agree, the intoxication of of both the engine and brakes are racy in nature, perhaps suited to the track than riding.

That’s not to say that sport will not love these but after a day of riding the 848, I that it has a different balance, allowed me to use the motorcycle as an integral By concentrating more on my lines, corner speed, it really me to line up for the best approaches and out of each corner, rather working constantly to control

Ducati Superbike 1098

David VS. Goliath?

The 848 benefits a series of reductions, not only in weight at 11lbs. from the but also in a dramatic loss of mass of almost thirty-seven within the 848’s engine. loss enables the bike to from corner to corner much less effort. gains were made Ducati designed the 848 with a bore-to-… ratio, again to a broader and more usable

Combine this with an that has been repositioned in the significantly forward vs. the 1098, and the 848 a new level of overall balance. In an age many of the new Super Bikes stock with far more than one can take full of, I found the 848’s balance of power and lithe chassis

For the expert rider or the person more time on track the 1098, 1098S and of course the new 1198cc 1098R with 180hp will surely spectacular, again gaining an higher level of performance. has a definitive way of providing the answer, but I if trying to manage 100ft.lbs. of may well have the rider more on throttle control and rather than extracting the amount of overall performance the bike as a whole.

If you think Ducati for a moment, they a wealth of exciting new tools, crafted and tuned to meet is obviously a very focused The 848, 1098, 1098S, and even the Desmosedici. Although the smallest Desmo of the Superbike its overall balance and accessibility undoubtedly prove to be the 848’s advantage.

As for riding on public roads equipment advantages being they are, I’ll every one I possibly can, you. And while it is hard to away from the rush of that all of its bigger brothers I believe the 848 may be the best overall for the street, especially given friendly price of $12,999.

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