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Old 30-Nov-2006, 03:59 PM
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1098 questions - MCN

November 30 2006
Your 1098 questions
By: Marc Potter

MCN Editor Marc Potter will be one of the first journalists in the world to ride the new Ducati 1098S.

Following our world exclusive first tests on the standard 1098 and the world first pictures we showed you almost one month ago, we're all set to get in the sat of the higher-spec S version tommorow.

The bike's being launched at the famous Kyalami race circuit in South Africa.
As well as full access to all the technical staff and the bikes we're also planning to bring you an exclusive ride on a hotted-up 1098 S with full Termignoni silencers and upgraded EPROM, which is claimed to put out 10bhp more than standard.
That means a shocking 172bhp from a V-twin.

If you have any questions you want answering send them to us by emailing mcn.online@emap.com and we'll get the best ones answered for you and run them in next Wednesday's paper.

Keep your eyes peeled for latest test reports and video clips as Potter rides the bike tommorow.
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Old 30-Nov-2006, 07:19 PM
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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 and ridden it. Motociclismo for one (who's article, from their Dec issue, you plagarised incidentally claiming it as your own, or Mr Franklin's, whichever) and Cycle World, who already have it on their front cover. Do keep up MCN, you are losing out to better informed publications, who print valid facts, not sensationalistic waffle which is largely unfounded. Perhaps that says a lot of your product as it is resembling more and more these days a two wheeled version of a tabloid...all talk and pictures and no substance. You know you would do well to look through some of the more information rich forums such as www.ducati.ms or www.1098-forum.com, as on there you will find a plethora of information, which somehow lands on your pages well after the event."
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Old 30-Nov-2006, 07:22 PM
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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 figure is 154bhp plus the perhaps optimistic 10bhp from the kit. They are obviously not very good at basic maths, quite apart from their journalistic (skills?).

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