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Ducati 998

Splitting Heirs: Ducati 998 v — 998 v 1098 — 2/2

The still feels sharp and It’s hard to believe this is a chassis that was 13 years ago because it still so good. Compared with the the 998R is slower to turn and more effort to get it on its ear, but there is every bit as poised and as the later Ducati. With the they’ve dialled out the lazy while retaining the mid-corner

After a quick spin on the new 998R owner Ray said it like the 1098 had power while the 998R was good old direct drive, which it up nicely.

There is no denying the 1098 is a better bike in the sense of the word. Sit on it and the riding feels instantly natural, than the narrow and slightly 998R. When it was launched in the 916 was the first Ducati that was designed as a racebike then had added, so by the very nature of its it has no compromises for the road.

Little things like a of decent steering lock, ignition key location and firm are due to its design ethos. But there at least the 998R has mirrors work. Back in 1994 were functional items, on a Ducati sportsbike.

Today are little more than a irritation that designers ages making look pleasing rather than work, a point proven on the later bike.

The rider-position between the two bikes is a huge in how they ride, because the more natural and roomy position allows the rider to around the bike easier, in turn helps the bike With the 998R I found getting caught in the bike and off felt unnatural, mainly of the tank’s shape.

The side of the tank is very flat and inner thigh doesn’t naturally against it when you off, meaning you adopt a spread legged hang-off Look at the photos of Niall or riding and compare the knee on the two bikes.

But the thing is, does it matter that the 1098 is a handling bike than the The thing with a bike as this is how it makes you feel, and the makes you feel very indeed.

Aside from the exquisite touches (such as the occasional bit of carbon-fibre fairing poking out of the red paint) the 998R has the feeling of a thoroughbred about it. The engine like it was designed to be on track. And not as a bystander, this motor has Corse blood in its veins and is to be a winner.

I honestly expected to be a bit by the 998R’s engine. After it’s a five-year-old motor is going up against a larger and modern technology. But not a chance. The engine is still a beauty, and powerful. I couldn’t believe it I saw the power charts.

The 998 is only down on the 1098, which is Although it is lacking 8lb.ft of something to be expected considering the difference, this is still impressive. But what the 998R’s lacks in grunt is more makes up for in outright character.

Unlike the 1098 the R has a truly air about it. Although it has a thumping the motor loves to be fed revs and has a raw and feel. That’s what I a Ducati race bike feel like, but Niall’s the here having actually one of these bikes and he said it remarkably similar to his British GSE 996R.

Compared to the 1098’s but still shockingly fast delivery, the 998R does more gear changes, revs and more attention to where in the power range you but personally I want that. I the fact it makes me feel Foggy (although without the face) and I like the fact engaging to ride. As with the the 1098’s engine is ultimately when it comes to raw riding, but it boils down to the emotion of the experience, the 998R rules the

Which is the dilemma when it to splitting these two bikes. is no doubt that the 1098 is a machine. It has the better engine, the handling and the better brakes.

But this isn’t really a it’s a brand new motorcycle is using the latest technology. you hand over your you get what you pay for, the latest of Italian superbike. But you know I’d take the 998R it any day, even though cost almost the same

Ducati 998

There is something just so about the 998R. It still the spots of any other bike it comes to styling. Parked to the 998R the 1098 looks and over-engineered.

The 998R is a model in with subtle, natural while the 1098 is a supermodel has trimmed down and applied a bit of I could look at the 998R for and still not get bored, the 1098 has the hint of a Japanese bike it hidden in its beauty.

Yes, things do feel dated on the It does require more to turn, has a lazy feeling and stop quite as well. But the is so engaging to use with a sound reminds me of sitting on a crowded at Brands in a sea of red cheering on Foggy to yet World Superbike title.

Even the clocks appeal to my although the 1098’s digital wows anyone who stops and at them.

The 916 is my childhood dream and up this point my ambition was to own a 916SP. It had to be the first, the purest and the of the 916 family. Now I have a dilemma. The is quite simply the ultimate 916 and now had the privilege to ride one I want badly.

While I reckon the would feel underpowered to modern bikes the 998R even compared to the latest and Bologna has to offer.

Emotion such a large part in ownership, it has to. With the modern bikes now offering so much in the way of equipment, Ducati has to set themselves by offering something the Japanese can’t justify the extra the problem with the 999 was that it was in emotion, it wasn’t inspirational and …. It looked like a bag of the exhausts were ugly and it have any passion.

Riding it was like riding a interpretation of a Ducati, so it didn’t The 1098 goes a long way to the balance and brings Ducati to where it should be, at the forefront of biking. But for me and, I think, everyone else, the 998R and still is, the ultimate Ducati

You shouldn’t mess with and that’s the 998R all over.

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