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i dig it cept for the tail end it takes a weird angle like the 04-07 r1 ,and of course the giant cans .other than that sure its pretty ,BUt not a crazy ,ground breaking design by any means.Its not a classic ,ducati typically makes classics ,or timeless stand alone bikes .

looks like the desmo from the front

im glad they went kinda japanese with it

i bet in track clothes and a proper pipe it would be pretty good.its growing on me ,BUt sort of like the 07 r1 ,they didnt really go AWSOME ,they went safe .

330mm disks ,cool

the 916ish look is why i dig ,the front vents under the the lights ,the sides

now just make a sheet aluminum frame /subframe drop some more weight .
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 · (Edited)
I like this part:

BASE MODEL: 160HP, 381lbs

MSRP: $14,995 USD

and to back it up:

Ducati has tested the bike against its main competitors and claims the 1098 is faster around a track and can even out-drag the Suzuki GSX-R1000 in a straight line .
Full MCN article:


November 8 2006
Inside the Ducati 1098
By: Sarah Carnell

Following our exclusive unveiling of the new Ducati 1098 yesterday we can now bring you more information on this highly anticipated superbike.

Ducati is hoping this new machine will bring it success both on the track and in the showroom. It uses some of the best aspects from other models, including the 916 and 998, combined with new technology.

This bike carries all the trademark styling cues of the 916 such as the twin headlights and a pair of simple oval end cans exiting under the seat.

But among the modern features are better aerodynamics, while its performance far outweighs that of its predecessors. There is a powerful 1099cc engine with new cylinders and heads, creating a massive 160bhp even in its basic form.

Ducati has tested the bike against its main competitors and claims the 1098 is faster around a track and can even out-drag the Suzuki GSX-R1000 in a straight line .

The official launch will be at the Milan show next week and it should be available in showrooms around Christmas.

For more information and pictures on the Ducati 1098 checkout the six-page special in MCN's November 8 issue available now.
 

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just when I was getting used to the 999. This one is pretty hot.. of course how could they go wrong when it's basically an updated 916/996/998.
The Terblanche design wasn't that well liked, but at least he had the guts to try and start over. lets face it, it wasn't going to be easy.. This design is good but it doesn't exactly do anything new.
Now lets see if they can get those pesky rules changed and get it racing.
 

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Only $15,000US? Wow...when I was dreaming of 749's, they were like $24,000CAD at Valk...

Edit: even now, the 999S is $30K in Canada...is there going to be a huge jump in price for the 1098 when it finally makes its way to Canada?
 

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Okay..Canadian MSRP:

Prices in Canada will be $19,995 for standard version, while the 1098 S will be $24,995 and the Tri-Colore will be $29,995
 

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Absolutely love the looks of it.
 

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You know you didn't have to post all those pictures in the photo section JUST to upload them here ....right?
Yes, yes I do. :coffee

Due to the stupid 148Kb size limit, I had to split the orignal scans posted on this thread. The untouched pics are in the photo section.
 
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