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2007 Ducati 1098S Photo Gallery
Our favorite Aussie takes a spin on Ducati's revelatory 1098S to find out if it lives up to the immense hype being heaped upon it.
Photos of the 2007 Ducati 1098S.
2007 Ducati 1098S First Ride
The new machine also utilizes the Ducati Data Analyzer system, which allows riders to download up to 3.5 hours of riding info from the bike and onto their personal computer.
Everyone can appreciate the 1098's sublime external properties, but the new trellis frame shaves pounds and increases rigidity.
The 1098 has already thrilled loyal Ducatisti with its dramatic unveiling this summer. Seeing it in person, Gobert compares its racing lines to the spectacular, and also thrilling, Desmosedici RR.
2007 Ducati 1098 S front end vert
Internal changes to the 1098's mill include an increase in both the bore and stroke for its 1099cc displacement, as well as larger inlet and exhaust valves.
The Testastretta Evoluzione engine inside the new Ducati 1098 is the pinnacle of technology which has made the marque a dominant power in WSB. The V-4 Desmosedici RR aside, Ducati's L-shaped Twin is the signature powerplant from the Italian firm.
The 1098 is more compact than its predecessor, the 999, and our test rider found it easier to move his body around in an effort to drop lap times.
Former AMA SB racer turned MCUSA contributor, Alex Gobert, evaluates the racing potential of the sexy new Ducati 1098S at the Eastern Creek circuit in Australia.
2007 Ducati 1098 S test riders and crew at the track.
2007 Ducati 1098 S lineup.
The Ducati 1098S is 4 lbs lighter than the regular 1098 in large part because of its wheels. The forged alloy Marchesini units on the S-model sport a red pinstripe to denote the difference.
Gobert appreciated the cornering capabilities of the Ducati superbike, with the 1098's new 1099cc powerplant producing ample torque.
Ducati has a winner in the 1098S and WSB champion Troy Bayliss. The question remains, when will we see the two paired together on the track?
2007 Ducati 1098 S right side angle
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