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Post IMS 1098 Opinions?

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I like the 1098 - and based on the reactions I witnessed around me, so did everyone else.

The most immediately tangible difference (aside from looks) is weight. The 10-9-8 is LIGHT... SUPER light... 600 supersport light. Only time will tell how/if the weight-saving impacts durability/reliability.

The 1098 standard is THE bang-for-the-buck deal of the decade. The "S" is nice, but the base model is just the ticket for the insatiable modification cravings of the Ducatista (I can do a LOT with that extra $5K!).

Ducati's goal to link it's future directly to it's past is evident in its retro line as well as the new Superbike - it is undeniably the direct decendant of the venerable 916. The overall New Superbike package (price, performance, looks) will result in phenomenal sales numbers ($$$$$ woohoo!!!) come February 2007. Visions of deposits dancing in their heads, the dealers will be scrambling to meet the tsunami of demand.

Will I have a 1098 in my garage? Maybe - but I won't be first (or even 1000th) in line for one in '07. I'll let all the madness settle and the quirks (yes, there will be those niggling things!) work themselves out this first year. Then maybe in '08, I may be motivated to grab that "black" one Ducati waited to release. ;)

For now, my 748R and 900 Monster is all the Ducati I need. Then again, if I had the $22,950 for my addiction... [thumbsup]


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I think we're talking about different things. I'm talking about a race specific application where there is a knob on the CLUTCH side where you can adjust the BRAKE lever travel on the fly. Adjustable levers are nothing new. I hadn't seen it before where you could adjust the brake from the clutch side. That's much more do-able, even at a full race tuck.

Ah -- one of these.
That's bad ass.

I'd personally recommend bleeding and checking your brakes before a race... but as a "just in case", that's nice.
That's the system I was trying, and failing, to describe to you on Sunday, Tigre. CRG makes one, too.

:) My next bike..?

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Anybody want to buy this bike..? :'(

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