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Forum: 1299 / 1199 / 959 / 899 Panigale 20-Jan-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,095
Posted By Rod
Project 1199SPS

Not sure if I had posted this on here before, as I am not on the forum as often as I used to be and a search revealed I hadn't, so here's hoping I am not repeating myself!

For those of you that are...
Forum: DSC & Ducati Events 05-Mar-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,348
Posted By Rod
OK email sent. Thanks

OK email sent. Thanks
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 05-Mar-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By Rod
Try CDT in Slovenia. Despite the usual suspects,...

Try CDT in Slovenia. Despite the usual suspects, such as Ilmberger, CM Composit and MS Productions, they are of equal if not better quality than all the aforementioned and I am a fussy barsteward to...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 05-Mar-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,746
Posted By Rod
80 miles to a tank is the norm and has proved...

80 miles to a tank is the norm and has proved pretty constant in the four years I have owned my 1098S, irrespective of the type of riding you do, give or take +/- 5 miles or so, so yours seems...
Forum: DSC & Ducati Events 05-Mar-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,348
Posted By Rod
More info

Where are the ride in meeting points, which dealers principally? I am part of the East Anglian Ducati group and several of our members have expressed an interest in doing this and would like to meet...
Forum: Desmosedici 05-Sep-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,994
Posted By Rod
Believe me I would love to. I can't think of a...

Believe me I would love to. I can't think of a single other bike I would rather own and I absolutely love the looks, sound and shape of the D16RR, but I just can't afford one.
Forum: Desmosedici 05-Sep-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,994
Posted By Rod
Desmosedici video to die for

Sorry if this is a repost but check this out!!

http://www.reelsense.net/QT/Desmosedici/Desmosedici_Vid.html
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 04-Jul-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rod
Led Kits Are Here!!!

First off please note (moderators) that I am NOT a vendor for this product I am merely passing this information on. I receive no commission and seek only to ask people that are interested in this...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 11-Jun-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,143
Posted By Rod
Hmmm. That looks very similar to my bike Dementor

Hmmm. That looks very similar to my bike Dementor
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 11-Jun-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,920
Posted By Rod
This bike was painted by a guy in the US who...

This bike was painted by a guy in the US who regularly posts on www.ducati-superbikes.com under the name of "Painter Dude". Very talented guy who also painted the Martini replica bike and has done a...
Forum: Monsters 03-Mar-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By Rod
Don't condemn the sender just yet. Common problem...

Don't condemn the sender just yet. Common problem with these is water ingress shorting out the circuit and bringing on the light. Remove the electrical connection plug and blow out any residual...
Forum: Insurance 25-Feb-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,167
Posted By Rod
I wont tell you what it cost to insure my 1098S...

I wont tell you what it cost to insure my 1098S then as after I blinged it up to the nines, I virtually made it uninsureable due to the value of all the parts on it. Finally got it insured at an...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 04-Dec-2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,598
Posted By Rod
Is it in the shops yet? (BIKE magazine that is)

Is it in the shops yet? (BIKE magazine that is)
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 30-Nov-2006, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Rod
I take it they are quoting 172 bhp from the sea...

I take it they are quoting 172 bhp from the sea level at the crank figures, else the journalist is going to be very disappointed at the circuit's 6000ft altitude. In any case the officially quoted...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 30-Nov-2006, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Rod
A suitable response

Thought you might be interested to see what I sent MCN!!

"How is it that your journalist is getting an "exclusive" ride on the "S" when several other publications have already gone to press on it...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 26-Nov-2006, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By Rod
Confusion over "S" wheels spec

The wheels shown on the studio shots of the "S" are erroneous. The "S" will have black versions of those shown on the tricolore which have much thinner spokes than those seen in the wallpaper shots....
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 26-Nov-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By Rod
Not sure that is entirely correct as Ducati would...

Not sure that is entirely correct as Ducati would have been facing a myriad of warranty claims for new looms and sensors if that was the case.
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 24-Nov-2006, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By Rod
Official Tricolore Pics

On the Ducati website now are the official Tricolore pics. Much better under proper studio lights but still going to go for the "S". Wheels look different to the "S" (no I dont mean the colour), ie...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 23-Nov-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,923
Posted By Rod
Sadly MCN (as usual) take all the credit for...

Sadly MCN (as usual) take all the credit for other peoples work, as their article was pretty much word for word a straight translation of the Italian journalist's article written for "Motociclismo's"...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 19-Nov-2006, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,261
Posted By Rod
Well I hope for the sake of those buying one it...

Well I hope for the sake of those buying one it isn't but I see your point. Going down the "S" route means at least I can afford the bike and add to it as and when finances allow, since the extra £2K...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 19-Nov-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,261
Posted By Rod
You sure about that UKRR. If so £4000 more than...

You sure about that UKRR. If so £4000 more than the base model doesnt seem such a bargain. I noticed on the Ducati website that you can just buy the end cans and a new ECU, so perhaps this is what is...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 19-Nov-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,261
Posted By Rod
Well put Mart. Despite this however the Americam...

Well put Mart. Despite this however the Americam market has cut it's prices significantly this year compared to what they were paying for the 999 range last year, which makes me think there is still...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 19-Nov-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By Rod
The CAN type wiring system has also been employed...

The CAN type wiring system has also been employed on the new bike (much was made of this when the 999 was launched) which greatly reduces the amount and complexity of the wiring. Re-siting the...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 19-Nov-2006, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,688
Posted By Rod
The hangars bolt to two plates which are located...

The hangars bolt to two plates which are located behind the side panels on the bike (which themselves are welded onto the subframe). The seat cowl is removed and replaced with a seat cushion pad...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 19-Nov-2006, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,261
Posted By Rod
Yes you are and at £1600 + VAT for the Termis...

Yes you are and at £1600 + VAT for the Termis were you to buy them separately, plus the paintjob (which is a love it or loathe it affair) it's not a bad deal. Still going for the "S" though, with...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 18-Nov-2006, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,261
Posted By Rod
1098 UK prices

Published today on Moto Rapido's website. Imagine it will be similar at other authorised Ducati dealers. Pity we can't enjoy the "negotiated" lower rate that the American dealers managed to get for...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 13-Nov-2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,592
Posted By Rod
Yes but even so the difference between the two...

Yes but even so the difference between the two prices is HUGE. You can't write that all off to just one cause. Ducati stated that it's aim was to sell more and become more competitive, both on the...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 13-Nov-2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By Rod
1098 with Termignonis

This picture is of one of the many test mules with Termis fitted. Interestingly these are in an alloy finish, so hopefully you will get the choice of alloy or carbon, as used to be the case with the...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 13-Nov-2006, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,592
Posted By Rod
UK prices.....are we screwed again?

I am tempted to buy the S version and get shot of my S4RS now. One thing that does worry me is the price. The official US and Canadian prices have now been revealed.

US$15K for the base...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 10-Nov-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,649
Posted By Rod
Motociclismo article on 1098

Here is an extract from the Motociclismo magazine article thread (courtesy of the Ducati MS forum), where they seem a little better informed than most.


Motociclismo test the new Ducati 1098
Our...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 10-Nov-2006, 05:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,649
Posted By Rod
1098 in black and with mucho carbon

If you are curious to see the 1098 in black check these variations out:

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthread.php?t=13176&page=3

Blimey this forum is a bit behind the game when it comes to the 1098
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 07-Nov-2006, 08:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,649
Posted By Rod
Rattler as ever you are the voice of reason. I...

Rattler as ever you are the voice of reason. I salute you sir. Blimey some people are never pleased are they. Not saying I am totally in love with what I see but hell, we have not even seen it...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 07-Nov-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,649
Posted By Rod
Best you had send your CV off to Bologna then as...

Best you had send your CV off to Bologna then as you clearly are better qualified than a design team who had the brief of catering to all the 916 purists and the 999 lovers, whilst still coming up...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 31-Oct-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Rod
Unveiling date

Earliest you will see it in print (or at least on the net) will be the 14th November AFTER it is unveiled in Milan. Ducati will doubtless unveil it on their own website at that precise moment or at...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 31-Oct-2006, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,984
Posted By Rod
Is this the start up test sequence and if so have...

Is this the start up test sequence and if so have some of the bulbs within the idiot light array already blown? Then again if that is calibrated correctly, I might as well put my licence in the...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 31-Oct-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,984
Posted By Rod
I would sooner ring it's neck and save the...

I would sooner ring it's neck and save the gymnastics for my other half but then whatever floats your boat!
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 31-Oct-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,984
Posted By Rod
I like the notion of the switchgear mounted...

I like the notion of the switchgear mounted function control button, so as you don't have to fiddle around with the display itself and can concentrate on riding the bike and not be distracted by...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 27-Oct-2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,155
Posted By Rod
New info from the horse's mouth

Little of any real interest to see, but Minoli explains the technology that has gone into the re-introduction of the SSS. A couple of pics thrown in for good measure but not much else sadly. But then...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 26-Oct-2006, 06:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,155
Posted By Rod
Since the Cologne, Munich and Milan shows have...

Since the Cologne, Munich and Milan shows have traditionally commanded more media attention Europe wide and the launch is to be conducted on "home" turf, Ducati have elected to reveal all in Italy...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 26-Oct-2006, 04:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,155
Posted By Rod
I think that Gallic rendition has already been...

I think that Gallic rendition has already been written off by most people...thankfully! Except Raptors and Rockets who published it as well. It looks like a lot of time spent fiddling with photoshop...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 26-Oct-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,155
Posted By Rod
Dont be fooled by that, as it looks as though...

Dont be fooled by that, as it looks as though Ducati were running with upper fairing (nose cone) wind spoilers / deflectors (as on John Keogh's sketch in Two magazine). If this is true, this picture...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 26-Oct-2006, 03:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,155
Posted By Rod
Don't forget this one either. Looks like even the...

Don't forget this one either. Looks like even the Showa shod 1098 base model will get radial Monobloc calipers as well. The "S" gets the same calipers but Ohlins front and rear, as will the 1098...
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Oct-2006, 07:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,452
Posted By Rod
Well I have owned a 748SPS, a 998S and two 999S's...

Well I have owned a 748SPS, a 998S and two 999S's and now ride an S4RS (waiting to see what the 1098 is like before I jump ship) and having cocked a leg on them all, as you put it, I can honestly say...
Forum: 999 / 749 16-Oct-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By Rod
All this talk of mods has me reminiscing over my...

All this talk of mods has me reminiscing over my 748SPS. I like the S4RS I have now, but I suspect I am so going to want the 1098 when it comes out, as I really miss the head down arse up happy days...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 09-Sep-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,272
Posted By Rod
Best bit of news so far is the price IMHO, as if...

Best bit of news so far is the price IMHO, as if the European market follows suit with the US pricing structure, then you could buy the base model 1098 for less than 10K, the S for just over and the...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 08-Sep-2006, 10:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,272
Posted By Rod
1099cc anyone?

Perhaps that will happen. It's likely to migrate into the Monster range first ousting the current Testastretta engine in the forthcoming S4R Testastretta and the current S4RS Testastretta models. The...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 07-Sep-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,272
Posted By Rod
Credit to the Ducati MS forum

Thanks to someone who cut and pasted my post from this thread (which was a reply I received to a PM sent to someone on the Ducati MS forum) the original Italian author informs on that thread that...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 07-Sep-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,272
Posted By Rod
Latest 1098 news !!!!!

Hot off the press from Italy comes this info on the forthcoming 1098 models:

Ti posso dire che base ed S avranno lo stesso motore,
al limite l'S avrà le bielle in titanio.
L'R sarà 1200 e sarà la...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 02-Sep-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,272
Posted By Rod
I sit corrected it seems. I shall refrain from...

I sit corrected it seems. I shall refrain from using such language again. You have my most utmost apologies. I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am for having clearly upset you so much. Now can we...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 02-Sep-2006, 10:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,272
Posted By Rod
Aren't we going a bit off subject here. Not that...

Aren't we going a bit off subject here. Not that I mind conversations of morphing S4RS front ends onto STs, but has anyone seen those pictures of the "new" engine in the test mule. Do you reckon its...
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