Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Built To Win

Now updated with Ducati Traction Control
for the road, the awesome 1098 R is also available in a 1098 R Bayliss
Limited Edition, celebrating Troy's victory in the 2008 World
Superbike Championship and the end of a legendary career that has
seen three World Championships on three generations of Ducati
Superbike.The 1098 R is the ultimate Superbike. The most advanced,
most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle ever. Built with the single
objective of winning, it powered Troy Bayliss to victory in the World
Superbike Championship in its debut year. Now it has been improved
even further.

The 'R' is a race bike, pure and simple. Its competition specification
and superior components together with advanced electronics and
race-proven chassis technology deliver a level of performance that
empowers with confidence and capability. On the road,
it distinguishes its rider as a connoisseur of high-performance
motorcycles. On the track it instantly promotes the rider to
a higher level of skill.

The road-going 'R' version is closer than ever to Ducati's factory race
bike.The 1098 R is not a replica - it's the real deal. An incredible
180hp L-Twin Testastretta Evoluzione engine in a race-winning
Trellis chassis set-up tips the scales at an unbelievably lightweight
165kg (364lbs) and comes with Ducati Corse's world championship
winning traction control system for the road.

Once again, Ducati raises the bar and sets the world standard for
sport bikes while turning the heads and racing the hearts of
enthusiasts throughout the world.

Ducati Superbikes, designed,engineered and built in Bologna,
Italy, have always represented the pinnacle of Ducati
motorcycle technology and racing success. For Ducati, racing
and winning are a way of life and a way of thinking for
their designers, engineersand everyone at the factory.
Their unique engineering solutionsare proven on the race
track, where the only way to win is to have technical
superiority and dependable performance.

Ducati have dominated World Superbike racing, winning
13 World Championships and taking the Manufacturers
title 15 times.Furthermore, Ducati have won more
individual World Superbike races than all other manufacturers
combined. Add these unequalled performances to the
historic achievement of winning the 2007 MotoGP World
Championship, and their results speakfor themselves.

Traction Control
For the first time ever on a Ducati production motorcycle, a true competition-level traction control system for the road comes integrated into the 1198 S and 1098 R electronics as standard equipment.

The 1098 R chassis and suspension components are the
results of detailed study and a performance first priority
approach to development.

The 1098 R engine represents the finest twin-cylinder technology in
the world. It produces 180hp (132.4kW) @ 9,750rpm and 99.1lb-ft
(13.7kgm) of brute torque @ 7,750rpm in standard mode and an
astonishing 186hp when using the supplied race kit (intended strictly
for track use only).

The 1098 R comes with a race kit (intended strictly for track use only) which boosts power output from 180 to approximately 186hp.
The kit consists of a 102dB carbon fibre slip-on muffler kit by Termignoni and a dedicated ECU.

The Ducati Data Analyzer (DDA) evaluates the performance of the
bike and its rider by recording numerous channels of data.

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