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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-18-2006, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Sydney Bikeshow 2006

Just got back from the Sydney bikeshow and saw the new Ducati 1098. The new Ducati 1098 which will cost about $25k AUD which is about $10k cheaper than the 999 ($35k). Image if you have just brought the 999!!!!

The 1098 is the same price as the 749!!!

The 1098 power is up on from the 999, why would you buy the 999?
The quality of the 1098 is typical Ducati and in person the Ducati looks like a CBR1000rr front and a MV rear with twin arrow pipes.

The exhaust on the Casoli MV looks very tasty. If I had the dollar I would love to buy a set for myself.

At the end of the day, the MV has the quality hands down, but MV needs to get their act together if they want to sell more MV Agusta. Ducati WILL sell a sh!t load of the new 1098 as its very affordable. The 1098 is only $5000.00 AUD more than most 1000cc Japanese bikes!!!

Kudos for Ducati by making the 1098 affordable to the general buying public.
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oh here is the $50k AUD senna.
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great shots
glad you had a great time
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how did the 1098 look?



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Very good pics !! Thanks for posting.
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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-18-2006, 12:09 PM
whats with the red tape all around that senna. Spoils the picture
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Thanks for pics, was at the Brisbane show the week after, I think thats Paul Feeneys Senna, probably last one avaliable for display.
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I also just returned from the Sydney show.
I had a friend who was wanting to buy the Ducati 1098, but is waiting now for a test ride.All first and second shipments are are pre sold.
Yes it is a great machine, especially for their new pricing, and you can see where the cost saving has come from. The detailing reminded me of a Honda (not a premier Italian bike). The Ducati men said they were wanting to now compete with the Japanese, hence the new pricing.
I think companies like Casoli will be happy as the little plastic doo dads all over the bike will be upgraded.
I am sure the S model will be tastier still.
Over at MV the difference in quality was immediate even to a novice. I had a good talk with the distributor and they are pretty much sold out of allotments so they are happy. He did say he has allready 4 deposits paid for the new CC at around A$150,000 (and S f4 1000 is A$28,000), so there are buyers.
What was interesting was they had sold a number of S (runouts) to guys that had gone to the show to by an R1 for example, and changed their minds.
The new Japanese bikes I just couldn't get excited about.
The best stands I think were Ducati and MV , but then I am biased.
When I was at the MV stand, I overhead a group of guys say about the F4 R, "That is just perfect, I hope they never change it, like Ducati did". I thought that was intersting.
At Casoli the owner Tim Boydle had his track bike on display complet with tricolour paint job (see above), it was the most photographed bike at the show I was told.
So, all in all, yes the 1098 is exceptional for the price,heading in the right direction but I wouldn't sell my MV for one, that was sure.
Cheers, going for a spin, beautiful Sunday down here.

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Ducati saved weight and cost by using alot of plastic. I can see alot more of the Ducati on the road in the near future due to the affordability factor. Its only $5k more than most Japanese bike. So its only a few dollars more per month to get an Italian bike - why not.

Servicing cost of the 1098 will be about the same as a standard Jap bike, so yes Ducati will capture alot of new buyers with this bike.

Still, you can't compare the quality of the MV with the Ducati - the MV is just miles ahead in this department.

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I also just returned from the Sydney show.
I had a friend who was wanting to buy the Ducati 1098, but is waiting now for a test ride.All first and second shipments are are pre sold.
Yes it is a great machine, especially for their new pricing, and you can see where the cost saving has come from. The detailing reminded me of a Honda (not a premier Italian bike). The Ducati men said they were wanting to now compete with the Japanese, hence the new pricing.
I think companies like Casoli will be happy as the little plastic doo dads all over the bike will be upgraded.
I am sure the S model will be tastier still.
Over at MV the difference in quality was immediate even to a novice. I had a good talk with the distributor and they are pretty much sold out of allotments so they are happy. He did say he has allready 4 deposits paid for the new CC at around A$150,000 (and S f4 1000 is A$28,000), so there are buyers.
What was interesting was they had sold a number of S (runouts) to guys that had gone to the show to by an R1 for example, and changed their minds.
The new Japanese bikes I just couldn't get excited about.
The best stands I think were Ducati and MV , but then I am biased.
When I was at the MV stand, I overhead a group of guys say about the F4 R, "That is just perfect, I hope they never change it, like Ducati did". I thought that was intersting.
At Casoli the owner Tim Boydle had his track bike on display complet with tricolour paint job (see above), it was the most photographed bike at the show I was told.
So, all in all, yes the 1098 is exceptional for the price,heading in the right direction but I wouldn't sell my MV for one, that was sure.
Cheers, going for a spin, beautiful Sunday down here.
Thank you for posting your review of the show and the new 1098.

Is the detailing any worse than the 999? I wan't impressed with the quality, fit and finish of the 999. Does the 1098 look as good or better in person?

With that said, I look forward to seeing the new 1098 in January.
Based on the pics, specs and new lower price, it would be a nice bike to add alongside the F4, but never replace.

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jsdp, the quality and detailing is much worse than the 999 and dramatically so against the 916. They have chased cost reduction which obviously was a major goal. They may attract more converts this way, the real Ducatisti will modify anyway.

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