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Old September 9th, 2010, 09:02 AM   #1
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Which one would you pick?

With both bikes being equal in mileage, condition, and year of production, which one would you pick and why:

A 1098 bike with bells and whistles (carbon, slip ons, stands, etc.)

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A stock 1098S for $1,000 more?
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Old September 9th, 2010, 09:13 AM   #2
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1098s

the ohlins alone is worth a lot more than $1000.

all those bolt ons on the 1098 base are great, but the ohlins are amazing, especially if u use it on the track.

if u dont do track days nor give a squat about the ohlins, then get the base, but try to get the price down a bit...

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Old September 9th, 2010, 11:47 AM   #3
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1098s for sure like Twisted10 said the Ohlins forks, dampner, and rear shock are all well worth over 1K. Plus you get the lighter rims with the s model
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+1 1098s no brainer!!
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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:43 PM   #5
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Get the "S" for all the reasons listed above. Another plus is being able to customize the bike the way YOU want it. This way you're free to choose an exhaust system you like and only place carbon fiber bling where you see fit.

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Old September 11th, 2010, 07:13 AM   #6
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Well, if only I can have the sellers to return my emails/ phone calls. Neither seems to be motivated enough to sell.... I thought it was buyers market?
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Old September 11th, 2010, 07:27 AM   #7
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Well, if only I can have the sellers to return my emails/ phone calls. Neither seems to be motivated enough to sell.... I thought it was buyers market?

go there with cash...motivation issues changing in a heart beat...
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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:38 AM   #8
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The S also has traction control!
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Old September 12th, 2010, 01:02 AM   #9
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The S also has traction control!
1098S doesn't have TC. TC came on the 1198S. Only 1098 that had TC was the R.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 04:23 PM   #10
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The ohlins suspension isn't a big deal. They're the bottom of the barrel in the ohlins lineup. That's why so many change out the rear shock to the TTX for track use to get the high speed adjustments.

Actually the Showa front forks can be redone for rider weight and normal servicing at far more places than the ohlins can. So in many ways its better.

The ohlins steering damper is a nice piece though.

I laugh at the people who scream traction control. As if the majority of the riders here can actually push the bike to make it kick in.

For $1000 get the S solely for the forged wheels. You don't need carbon, stands, slip ons, and crap like that. The rear wheel with a tyre mounted weighs less than my aprilia Falco rear wheel alone.

Slip-ons of any brand DO NOT make the bike sound any better to anyone except to the rider ON the bike. I see these bikes pass me in the grandstands at the tracks all the time. They all sound like stupid fart machines. Stock silencers are almost whisper quiet as they go by. I was very surprised when I heard my own bike go past me at ORP last year. An SV650 makes more noise!
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Glad to make you laugh nuK, but you contradict yourself. Which would be more useful to a rider who can't push the bike, traction control which would reduce the possibility of a lesser rider letting the back end step out or reducing the unsprung weight with a lightweight wheel?

As for not being able to push the bike enough to make it kick in, anyone can twist their wrist too fast.

Lets be fair, most of us mortals ride a Ducati for the feeling it gives us when people admire the thing, not to beat lap records.

Just for you, TRACTION CONTROL!!!!!!!

Sorry, my bad, 1098 doesn't have TC anyway.

vrijmetselarij, get whichever looks the best. Unless you are a pro racer, you won't notice the difference anyway.
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+10 on 1098S solely for the upgraded suspensions and forged rims. Either way my base 1098 can eat that S anytime.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 10:38 AM   #13
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Depends on how you ride. I'd get the 1098S
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