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Ducati Superbike 1098

Soup’s man in black, Danny shot the accompanying missive off the Ducati 1098 press in South Africa. He was invited to do a with world champion Bayliss while there.

by wolf j tarzan

Hello one and all sunny South Africa.

has just concluded their launch -introducing what is the most sophisticated production ever to leave the Bologna Literally new from the sidestand up, the our 1098 left us with were nothing short of

For Soup, the Kyalami circuit is no venue, but there were reasons Ducati brought such distances for testing. the outside temps were in the all, it’s summer We suspect Ducati’s real though, was to showcase performance on a that is loaded with sweeping curves, many of are connected by chutes and sections dramatic changes in elevation.

Kyalami proved to be a truly layout and one where the new motorcycle was able to perform. We ended the day a total of five sessions on the standard and S versions of the machine.

the current WSB Champion

For an added treat at this introduction, Ducati enlisted the of their in-house 2006 Superbike Champion and final winner of this year’s championship, Troy Bayliss. was on hand and seemed eager to do riding thus we asked if, at some point, he would be to show us his lines, thus the time we needed to learn the track.

To our humble gratitude, he accepted and ?Soup literally had a session with Troy for laps around this racetrack. Later, Troy help tow one other tester in both cases, we, the beneficiaries huge improvements in a very period of time. Later in the Troy also gave a riding demonstration doing aboard a standard version of the

The man flies, and we all witnessed the true of Ducati’s latest production in fully stock trim. How can I what I saw? Let me say this:

Now more power for less!

Ducati Superbike 1098

freakin’ drooling, already. at work for cryin’ out loud. Be professional for once, would

Improved overall handling is the of numerous chassis changes, as The 1098 reprises the single-sided and now uses a massive cast-and-stamped arm fit to a frame with larger-diameter, but tubing. Engineers claim the new yields 40% more rigidity, yet less than the 999’s arm.

With the fitment of the new the overall wheelbase increases yet the handling remains very

For tires, the OE-spec rubber Troy seemed to get along reasonably well were Dragon Supercorsa Pros. The significant change here is the size of the rear, now supplied by in a 190/55 exclusively for the 1098. The of the tires was very good-in the rear stood out as quite with slides being manageable and predictable. Pirelli’s at the scene was Mr. Luca Zaccomer.

When asked about pressures today, he explained the optimum pressure for the 1098’s was, when hot, at 2.4 both front and rear.

press goons were reeling after Ducati Claudio Domenicali announced for his trick he intends to fix it so the sun won’t out in 2 billion years. ‘We a working plan now, and the solution will be on-line in two time,’ he said.

Ducati Superbike 1098
Ducati Superbike 1098
Ducati Superbike 1098

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