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Old 02-02-2007, 10:13 AM   #1
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I don't know much about this bike, but I can tell you that I have ridden a lot of bikes: owned, borrowed and test ridden and nothing I repeate nothing felt more natural to me or allowed me to go as quickly around the race track as a Ducati ST3 and 999.



They both felt very natural and I felt at one with them from the get go.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:23 AM   #2
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They'd sell ten times more of these if it had a modern liquid-cooled engine instead of that old air-cooled lump.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:27 AM   #3
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ok, I don't care if it will represent a miniscule percentage of the bikes in the U.S.... I am looking forward to MO's Ducati 1098 Superbike review...
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:31 AM   #4
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Clever little remark.. But, in Buells case I don't thing folks are hung up on the air-cooled part they just want better performance.. Ducati does a really good job with the Monster line with air cooled twins
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:33 AM   #5
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You're being funny right? If not, then why not go the whole hog and just stick a nice I4 engine down there? Then we can yet one more souless sportbike howling around but with a cool retro bullet fairing.



Not everyone who rides a motorcycle is motivated by parking lot horse power pissing contests you know.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:34 AM   #6
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Ah, that's what Monter SRS's are for. The "old air-cooled" lump is for the the traditionalist. Except for that new "oil-bath" clutch it's a completely cool, suprisingly well-handling, easy to insure motorcycle that gets no time of day sitting on a showroom floor.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:35 AM   #7
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The writing is already on the wall for the 1098 as far as the US motorcycle press is concerned....."What, ONLY 160hp...pfft!"



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Old 02-02-2007, 10:35 AM   #8
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"What we do know is this motor makes 81.07hp on our Dynojetto di Motociclo.com, with 61.67 foot-pounds of torque, and can rev to [b] almost 9,000 rpm."
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:58 AM   #9
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Imagine a passenger leaning on you as well!



I'd go for the version with the higher bars as well.



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Old 02-02-2007, 11:01 AM   #10
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I own a 2007 GT1000 and can tell you that these bikes (sport classics) are a return to "real" motorcycling. Thanks Ducati for re-creating my youth!
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