Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Rever Corsa Ducati 1198 Strada unleashed


The Rever Corsa 1198 Strada makes us wish we were doing something that allowed us to earn more money. What an awesome bike...!

Via Motoblog

A lot of people go through life dreaming of the day when they’ll be able to afford a stock Ducati 1198. And then there are those lucky few who actually buy that 1198 and spend another few thousands on the bike to take its performance to a whole new level. For those fortunate few, Rever Corsa are building 10 units of the Ducati 1198 Strada, each of which will be priced anywhere between US$57,000-140,000 (depending on the parts you choose).

As you would expect, each 1198 Strada will be fitted with the best, most expensive components, including full carbonfibre bodywork, carbon wheels, Ohlins fork and shock, Brembo brakes with radial-mount monobloc callipers and an Akrapovic exhaust system. The ‘standard’ 1198 Strada is more than 10 kilos lighter than the stock 1198 and packs about 10 more horsepower.

For those with even more money to blow, Rever Corsa are doing an ‘extreme’ 1198 Strada, which gets a full titanium chassis (original dimensions are retained), carbonfibre steering yoke and a supercharger that boosts power up to 200bhp. If only we could have one of these bikes all to ourselves, just for a few hours. Nicely paved twisty mountain roads where there are no SUVs, sunny weather, no speed limits and a 1198 Strada Extreme. Oooohhhh… :-)

9 comments:

LADucSP said...

who f'n cares? It's just a bunch of bling. I guarantee you the over-walletted, insecure idiot that buys one here in LA, will get suh-moked by a '94 Duc SS|SP on Mulholland Hgwy! Guess who's

Asif Sidiqui said...

Well, the Rever Corsa machine is certainly brilliant though I'm sure it wouldn't be worth the extra dosh. A stock 1198 is already so very, very good that specialist tuners can't really do much with the bike without upsetting its overall balance. And yes, I should know because I'm the proud owner of a stock 1098R, which I use regularly on track days in the UK... :)

Anonymous said...

I'd love to be the 'idiot' who can buy this machine. Who cares if I'm blown off by other riders, at least I'd die a happy man.

MojoMan said...

I like the way you think Anonymous - I'm with you. I'd be that "idiot" any day. After all, motorcycles aren't just about being the fastest. Besides, no matter how fast you THINK you are, there's always someone faster - believe me.

pursue10 said...

I've looked at what they have going on...I strongly suspect these guys know the science of speed. If you're mistaking carbon fiber for bling you've got some studying to do. Stock Ducatis are great. No Doubt. But your OEM dealer is limited by corporate mandate. Where does the hate for pushing boundries come from? And from Ducatistas of all people. We should all stop pursuing new technology and stick with what we've got - really?

Kris Pradez said...

another idiot here, worse of all without money hahahah, eniweys im getting a pre owned 916 december, as ive said, im just a poor guy

Marksf8 said...

I'm with Anonymous. I'd buy one and LADucSP - you're welcome to blow by. It's not a 'product', it's an exercise and it is brilliant. If no one ever makes these things, they'll never trickle down to us humans. I'm old enough to remember drum brakes....why the hell would a motorcycle ever need/want disk brakes?

Anonymous said...

A tough call between this & a Desmosedici...

then again, if I could afford either...I could afford BOTH!

78SS said...

Compared to what some spend on supercars this is a bargain, the engine for a veyron would cost more!
I prefer the tri colour myself as im not a fan of black everything.

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