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superstock today, superbike tomorrow?
by staff (thanks, keith)
Thursday, February 08, 2007

One tiny detail some missed on the list of homologated motorcycles that the FIM sent out earlier in the week is that the 2007 Ducati 1098 is actually now legal for world championship racing—in the World Superstock championship.

An anomaly or a sign of things to come? It's hard to believe that this isn't a distinct political sign that the 1098 will be racing the WSBK class in '08.

As it stands, the 1098 can not legally be used in World Superbike racing.


http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2007/Feb/070208a.htm
 

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Also, check out the Sport Rider Racing Annual. There's an interview with Troy Bayliss, with him talking about racing the 1098 in 2008. They make it sound like its a done deal. He says that he'll be racing the 999 next year and can't wait to get on the 1098 in 2008. Page 91.
Interesting.
 

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The more I read about it the less a big deal a 1098 racing in 2008 seems to become. The I4 bikes where 750 before they where allowed to go to 1000. They fixed the disparity between cyclinders by restricting and adding weight.

The same would be done for the 1098. The same reason was give as Ducati is putting forward. It cheaper to produce the engine as the the lower capacity bikes have to be tuned to an inch of their lives.
 
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