Ducati 1098/1198: The Superbike Redefined

This is a sequel to the author’s earlier work (with Alan Cathcart), “Ducati 999: Birth of a Legend,” which covered the evolution of the predecessor to the recent 1098/1198 sportbike leaders in the Ducati lineup, now superseded by the Panigale. The 1098/1198 was a radical step forward for Ducati in power, torque and weight, thus ‘redefining’ the sport motorcycle and creating the book’s theme. It was as radical a departure for Ducati as the beautiful 916, and replaced the 999, a machine that many considered an exercise in ugly that was completely atypical of the Bologna manufacturer.

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