Bike porn - 2008

Discussion in 'Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs' started by Alsacien, Dec 4, 2007.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Just got a flyer through the post promoting the new 1089/848 bikes from Ducati.
    I have to say, checking the website, the new 1098R gets my vote for "Bike porn of the year 2008".

    http://www.ducati.com/en/bikes/my2008/ModelPage.jhtml?family=Superbike&model=SBK1098R-08

    Interested to see it on a dyno/weighing scales to see whether the Japs or the Italians are the biggest BS merchants on figures....180bhp/165kg!

    My track spec 998 makes over 20hp less and weighs 20kg more (tested)..
     
  2. I'm no BHP follower merchant.

    Don't the Iti's measure at the crank and the Japs at the rear wheel?

    With ludicrous horsepower in todays bikes its a wonder how far they go. Really, I mean; how much usable horsepower do you need on the roads?

    That new Ducati moto GP V4 road bike's power is insane! It's a lovely looking bike tho. Pricey!

    Ducati pee'd me off slightly with the BSB and WSB pressure to allow bigger cc machines [albeit with tight rules]to compete or they would withdraw from the competitions.
     
  3. What does that Transform into - a washing machine?
    :D
     
  4. I prefer the 1098 I'm afraid :D.
    But then I always did have a thing for Ducatis :D.
     
  5. It shares the engine.
    I agree with some of the comment above, although I thought it might transform into a Yamaha. It does have the same garish colourscheme. it is packed to the gills with shiny stuff though.

    Tech sheet ticks all the right boxes... :D
     
  6. Great to look at, but if past Bimotas are anything to go by, that is all you will do - sit there and look at it, whilst paying some horrendously expensive repair bills for the electrical system.

    Sorry, Ducati everytime.