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Chef 07-Mar-2009 11:20 AM

Not looking to buy one (I wish!)

Just wondered is there going to be one....

1198s looks superb (I'll probably buy a 1198s second hand in a year or two - being a tight northerner...)

To me it makes the 1098R look poor value at 10k more....:-O & not a lot to show for it...

1198s reminds me of my 998s - great looking, great performance, all the right bits & not too expensive like the R models....

& yes I am on kid minding duty on Saturday morning & yes I am bored......:-)

Rattler 07-Mar-2009 03:08 PM

Doubt it as the 1098R is 1200 cc anyway???

Chef 07-Mar-2009 03:59 PM

Yes but......

so is the 1198 now & it also has a basic traction control control system, ohlins F&R, radial brembo brakes.....what's not to like

Not sure what you get extra with the R

TTX shock
Carbon bodywork
Termi's & ecu incl
Race air filter thingy...

The shock, termi's and filter are worth having....2.5k.....still 7.5k to find....:-D

bradders 07-Mar-2009 04:20 PM

I've seen nelly post elsewhere on the 1198 v 1098r debate, and there seems to be lots of extra lightweight internal bits, and the bike rides differently

and its an r ;)

Chef 07-Mar-2009 05:21 PM

I'm sure your right - I think it's always been like that with the R's - lots of small tweaks & mods - that create a much better bike - I know Motorapido said that you can really tell the difference when you're servicing an R - whether it's a 996, 998 or 999..............just really well put together etc etc

Ignore me - I was just bored...........;-D

twpd 07-Mar-2009 09:06 PM

Anything less than an R is.....errrrrr.....less :D

Gaz 748 07-Mar-2009 09:21 PM


Originally Posted by twpd
Anything less than an R is.....errrrrr.....less :D

Well said :D

Chef 08-Mar-2009 11:41 AM

Anything less than an R is.................cheaper.....;-D

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