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Old January 2nd, 2007, 01:11 PM   #1
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Ride comfort

Yeah, I know, not the usual type of question asked when shopping for a bike like this. But after my R1 got stolen I decided I was going to replace it with something a little more practical. I picked up the R1 here in Italy because I was riding the mountains hard. But when I get back stateside I'm going to need more of a day to day commuter.

BUT, Ducati had to go and mess all that up by releasing this beauty. God I want one. But am I going to regret it when I start riding it day to day? I was able to ride the R1 for a few hours at a time without getting too sore, but the 1098 seat looks even more aggressive.
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 01:59 PM   #2
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It's not a Goldwing, but it's really ok.

Sportsbikes are mostly to kill your wrists in slow traffic and with the 1098 it's all reasonable.

Now go and order one!

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Old January 2nd, 2007, 02:43 PM   #3
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I heard that Ducati pulled its ergo figures from the CBR1000RR, which is from what I hear, a very comfortable and usable ride.
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 09:38 PM   #4
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I'm sure you will also be able to buy aftermarket bars and pegs to change the eros some if you want.
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 09:39 PM   #5
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I heard that Ducati pulled its ergo figures from the CBR1000RR, which is from what I hear, a very comfortable and usable ride.
How's the CBR1000RR compare to the GSX-R1000 and R1? I'm trying to get a idea of how all these bikes line up in the ergo department.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 12:01 AM   #6
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Oh boy. All of these answers are pretty much lining up to be exactly what I wanted to hear, or didn't want to hear, depending on how you look at it.

Peet, are you talking from personal experience?
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 12:21 AM   #7
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Oh boy. All of these answers are pretty much lining up to be exactly what I wanted to hear, or didn't want to hear, depending on how you look at it.

Peet, are you talking from personal experience?
Yes, luck Peet has his 1098s already. Look for other threads about his machine and riding summary.

http://www.ducati1098.net/forum/showthread.php?t=50
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 08:52 AM   #8
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How's the CBR1000RR compare to the GSX-R1000 and R1? I'm trying to get a idea of how all these bikes line up in the ergo department.
I've haven't put the 1000RR through its paces before, and this 1098S will, ironically, be the first bike that I've ridden on the street for any extended period of time so, I won't be the best to answer those concerns... for me ergos = ease of tuck position and ability to leverage the bars

However, I have ridden several 600RR's and I can say that they are very racy, but they do not require excessive stretch to the bars and are not too bad with regard to cramping the legs up. I know this is not what you are looking for, but I would suspect the 1000RR to be a very slightly scaled up version.

But like [email protected]* said, I'm sure you will be able to change alot about the fit once the bike is out into the market.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 10:20 AM   #9
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I have a 1098s and the position doesn't feel a million miles away from my 999 or 748. It's a bit hard on the wrists but seems a bit shorter than my 999s on the shortest setting.

I doubt that any bar risers will work as on full lock you already hit your hands on the nose cone.

Test ride one, that's the only way to see if it's gonna work for you.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 10:40 AM   #10
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Gossa, we need more riding impressions!

Can you feel much heat from the undertail exhaust?
How easily does the bike wheelie?
Is there a lot of engine braking? Does it need a slipper clutch?
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 12:22 PM   #11
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Read this i think it gives a realy good idea on how the bike runs.

Ducati 1098 we ride ultimate dream machine

Published on the web by motoring.co.za on January 3, 2007.


http://www.motoring.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=3610971

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Just wondering if anyone here is 6' tall with a inseam of 32"? I wanted to know if you felt cramped on the 1098. I'm waiting for my local dealer to get one in stock so I can sit on it and see if it's for me.

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Old January 4th, 2007, 07:45 PM   #13
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Just wondering if anyone here is 6' tall with a inseam of 32"? I wanted to know if you felt cramped on the 1098. I'm waiting for my local dealer to get one in stock so I can sit on it and see if it's for me.

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My buddy is 6ft2" with around 34" inseam and seems fine on it. I'm 5ft8 with 29" inseam and i'm fine on mine! What a versatile machine!
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