I don't know why you suggest "cheap" 1098S. I have my 1098S allready in my garage and I can tell you that the allround finish is very, very good.desmolight said:I have a 998S and F4 but I am not so confident about the "cheap" 1098
Obviously he's talking shit. I had for 5500€ ( = 7258$ ) of warranty issues in the 5,5 months that I owned a F4-1000R.van-man said:don't mind him... He's French. Everything is sh!t to them
Don't take me wrong PEET. I have nothing against Ducati and the 1098 is a nice bike. Meaning "cheap" for me is "less expensive" that a 999. Do you remember the electric problems on the 999 2003 models ?Peet said:I don't know why you suggest "cheap" 1098S. I have my 1098S allready in my garage and I can tell you that the allround finish is very, very good.
I am sorry for your warranty issues. You had a "Monday bike" and I understand that you are disapointed.Peet said:Obviously he's talking shit. I had for 5500€ ( = 7258$ ) of warranty issues in the 5,5 months that I owned a F4-1000R.
Some people see a bike at their dealer and read the specs in a brochure and think they know a bike. I'm bored by that kind'of posts...
Hummm... I see that you have a problem with France but it has nothing to do with me and Ducati !van-man said:Shut up Frenchie! What kind of an idiot comes to a site titled "Ducati 1098.net" and thinks he can call the 1098 cheap? You don't know sh!t; you just think you do because you're French!
The reason Ducati was able to achieve such a notable cost reduction is not because of decreased margin's, but because they have finally realized that in today's global economy it is foolish not to engage in responisble outsourcing. Its all about market specialization. Why the hell would Ducati want to saddle themselves with the cost of manufacturing those expensive all digital instrument panels when a company like Magneti Marelli is already set up for such a task? It just makes sense to utilize an outside company like that for both monetary reasons and quality reasons!
Just don't ever let me catch you selling to any of those F**king terrorist supporting Arabs or I'll make sure the bomb gets you too!
It's guaranteeddesmolight said:Hummm... I see that you have a problem with France but it has nothing to do with me and Ducati !
Looks like you know more France that Ducati motorcycles !
It will be my last post with you van-man.
I have orders for the 1098 and the 1098S Tricolor and I rode the bike.
You never had a Ducati and the 1098 will be your first one and this is maybe the reason you speak more about my nationality instead of the 1098.
You have not enought fingers to count the years that I am on Ducati.
You talk about something (Ducati) and you never owned one.
You don't know me and you aggress me.
You are a kid.
I wish you a lot of fun with your bike.
hi desmo, my 1098s feels better built than my 999s in terms of engine and gearbox. The brakes and wheels are also more expensive and up to date so why do you say 'cheap 1098'?desmolight said:Hi PET. I am very surprised that you sold your F4 R for the 1098 :stickpoke Why ?
About the quality lets talk the time and the kms to see if the paint, electric etc... are good quality. Don't forget that at this price, all components can not be top quality. Ohlins is ok, rims are ok but ...
Quality ? 998: yes. 999: yes (even with the electric problems for the first models) but 1098 ???
I have a 998S and F4 but I am not so confident about the "cheap" 1098
desmo, here in the U.K. the 1098s is exactly the same price as the 999s.desmolight said:Don't take me wrong PEET. I have nothing against Ducati and the 1098 is a nice bike. Meaning "cheap" for me is "less expensive" that a 999. Do you remember the electric problems on the 999 2003 models ?
Components like the engine, the single swingarm, the forged rims, the dash cost more that on the 999. Even if the factory do less margin, they have to cut from somewhere else.
I wish all the best for this bike and only the time will tell us.
Good to have the 2 year warranty ... just in case. Ducati must have some confidence if they give a 2 year warranty on every 1098.desmolight said:It is very good that for the same price you get all of this and of course it is not sh!t...but nobody can say -no offense- how the bike will be in one year:
electric/electronic problems, cylinder head problems, dash, or no problems at all.