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Simple answer? The rider makes all the difference. I've seen guys get on beat-up 996's and 998's and destroy 1198R's. A well prepped 998 will work just as well as a modern one, without a doubt. Ya just gotta be willing to push harder then your competition. Straights are critical, but honestly I was never too far away down the straights on my 749R in the heavyweight classes. Make up time on the corner exit and under breaking, just gotta out-ride you competitors. :)
 

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You can make 150rwhp reliably with the 998 lump with R cam's and high compression pistons. Much over that is RS cam's and raising the rev limit from 11k ish to 13k ish, which reduces the engine life substantially. The RS cam's are pretty magical, but do require a lot of maintenance and are pretty much unobtanium. At least with the 999 "R" cam's, you can sometimes find them on ebay.
 

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So 150 rwhp takes how much higher compresion pistons? and "R" cams ... is that it.... And a race ECU... ya?
Duc Shop sell's the kit. Not sure on the compression.

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He may even have "R" cam's, might as well ask. The S4RS came with "R" cam's, so maybe you can dig one of those up somewhere.

Ducati "Race" ECU doesn't mean race, it just means "alternative mapping" for the exhaust system. You need the Microtech unit in order to really tune the motor properly.

150 RWHP works perfect with my rider capability. I can do just about whatever the Hp and suspension can do up to that point, safley... (ive never been on a higher hp race bike for more then a few laps)
Its more about torque anyway, squirting it out of a corner and being able to keep the rear wheel from sliding too much, thats the trick. If you can maintain speed on corner exit, the deficiency in top end power down the front straight, won't be a big deal. This is part of why the 1098/1198's are so quick, its not the horsepower, its the gobs of torque, almost 100 foot pounds! No way can you get that much out of a 998, its actually impossible with that bore and stroke combo.
 
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