If you can’t beat them, get the rules changed so you can then build a bike with all the bits you need to dominate the racetrack out of the box. Ducati’s 1098R is pure WSB homologation magic...This time I’m going to be brave. Probably braver than I
The Isle of Man has always given me mixed feelings. When I was 18 years old I packed a rucksack and rode my trusty VFR400 from my home in a sleepy Cotswold village to watch Joey race around the infamous course. The few days I spent there were a blur of beer, large ladies exposing...
1098R too common for you? Get this Bayliss Rep insteadDucati have released a special edition Troy Bayliss Replica 1098 R.In celebration of his victory in the 2008 World Superbike Championship aboard the 1098 R, and the end of a career that claims
Ducati 1098R, you honestly don’t care what other people think. You’re living in a special place called Me Town, population: one.I’ve ridden everything from jet-bikes in Arizona to Valentino Rossi’s RC211V in Malaysia, but the Ducati 1098R is as special
"Hello, is that Ocean Finance?"I’m currently in Jerez in Spain preparing to ride Ducati’s new 1098R. The technical presentation hasn’t happened yet so all I know new so far is what the guys from Ducati Corse (the Superbike racing lot) has said about
as Casey Stoner uses on his MotoGP bike.The reason for my attempted burst of heroism is simple. I need to see if the traction control system on Ducati’s new 1098R really works. Unfortunately there is only one way to do this – whack the throttle open while
the 1098R's front leaps up when the huge torque hits the rear. The steering is extremely light and agile, as you would expect from such a light bike, and is certainly helped by the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres.BraveryWell I tried opening the throttle
FABRIZIO had a poor weekend at the Nurburgring, citing rear-wheel grip issues in race one, meaning he had to switch to his second bike for race two.Fabrizio's race two result was lack-lustre, and Fabrizio commented: "Unfortunately the engine of the second bike didn't perform as i...
Ducati 1098R in Gulf Racing colours - cool or what?HERE'S the first picture of the new 1098R endurance racer that will contest the 24 hours Le Mans race next month.Competing at the iconic endurance outing on April 19/20 the bike will be contested
Puma 1098R ... Only available to (loaded) Japanese customersDUCATI and Puma have teamed up to launch this limited edition Puma 1098R. And it could be yours, if: you live in Japan and, you're a glutton for marketing-based punishment.A standard 1098R
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