Tuesday, November 06, 2007

First pics and specs: 2008 Ducati 1098R


The 2008 Ducati 1098R. Utterly, totally, completely, awesome!

Have been waiting for the Ducati 1098R? You can have one now. The lightest, most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle ever made by Ducati, the 1098R boasts of 180 horsepower and 140Nm of torque from its 1198cc engine. This, combined with a dry weight of 165kg, should definitely ensure eye-opening performance.

For those who want still more, the 1098R comes with a racing kit, which includes carbonfibre mufflers and a different ECU, both of which boost power output beyond the 200bhp mark. The race kit also activates the 1098R’s sophisticated DTC (Ducati Traction Control) system, which has eight different settings to control how much the bike slides before it cuts/reduces the power going to the rear wheel.


With 200bhp in race trim and 180bhp stock, the 1098R will be a force to reckon with

The US$40,000 machine will form the basis for Ducati’s WSBK contender, which Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio will be riding in 2008. So of course, the 1098R is fitted with the best components that money can buy – Ohlins TTX rear shock (adjustable ride height, adjustable compression/rebound damping, adjustable preload…), fully adjustable 43mm USD Ohlins forks with titanium nitride coating, adjustable Ohlins steering damper, Brembo brakes with monobloc calipers, Marchesini wheels, and carbonfibre fairing.

Along with the Desmosedici RR, the 1098R is now probably the most desirable, most lust-worthy motorcycle in the world. In fact, even though we are big fans of four-cylinder machinery here at Faster and Faster, we’d probably take the 1098R over the new MV Agusta F4 312RR

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