Friday, October 27, 2006

Ducati to show new 1098cc superbike at the EICMA 2006 in Milan

Back to the future? The new 1098cc superbike from Ducati could feature design cues from the late, great 998!

Ducati are expected to unveil a brand-new 1098cc v-twin superbike at the Milan motorcycle show (EICMA 2006), which is due to start from the 14th of November. Sales of the 800cc GP7 MotoGP machine. And no, don’t expect a Desmosedici RR look-alike, because Ducati would certainly want to keep that one more exclusive!

The new 1098cc v-twin is expected to pack about 160 horsepower, which should be enough for it to take on Japanese litre-class machines. As with other Ducati superbikes, the new machine will be offered in S and R versions, with the former being higher spec than the standard bike, and the latter being used for homologation for World Superbikes.

Ducati seem to be going all out on newer, faster and more powerful bikes. While the radical Hypermotard is waiting in the wings, the Italian company is also said to be working on a brand-new Monster. Both may use Ducati’s new 1100cc v-twin engines, though that will only be confirmed once the EICMA 2006 gets underway.

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