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Discussion in '848 / 1098 / 1198' started by TZ750D, Sep 4, 2019.
I just bought this today. Are they quite fast?
No, very slow. I will take it off your hands as you have made a terrible mistake.
Wasn’t the 1198R Corse mentioned in the Rare Ducati post as being “very rare”?
Well done, a bargain too - you will not regret that one!
I bought it unseen and won't get it for a month, but here is a pic. 870 miles from new. Not tracked.
Beautiful. Many congratulations. Looking forward very much to your report on how she rides.
One of the most rare Ducatis.
I would have this over a Desmo D16 any day
Proper nice that
I suspect it will ride pretty much exactly the same as any other 1098/1198R, despite the fancy clothes and rarity tag.
However...still a lovely bike.
Same bike underneath, with a fancy pants suit and alloy tank.
Isn't the TC system more refined or did I dream that?
I read that the 1198R motor has some changes from the 1098R - different pistons, supposedly a bit more torque. But since I have never ridden a Ducati, I wouldn't know any different. A couple of years ago I bought a used RSVR Factory to try a couple of track days at Laguna Seca. First time out I pushed the old road tires a bit too hard and lost the front. Having raced 2 strokes many years before, partly
the torque caught me out and getting on the power too early at the apex, the big weight transfer unloaded the front and down I went. Was OK once I got some race tyres on it. Of course 1098/1198 a lot more powerful...
And much nicer handling too, my RSV-R Factory was a top heavy pig in comparison
Well that's good to know!
I believe the motor is identical to the 1098R with the same power.
Same as '09 1098R and Bayliss which had a DTC and gearbox upgrade form the '08 - only difference from '09 was paint and alloy tank I believe (and rarity)