Ducati has come out with their new superbike, the Ducati 1098. One quick glance shows a lot of styling cues going back to the very successful 916 design that many missed these last few years. Power output is said to be 160 horsepower with a weight of 381 pounds, very nice if those figures hold up. Suggested retail price is $14,995. The 1098 S will be priced at $19,995 while the limited edition 1098 S Tri-Colore will be $24,995.
That explains Ducati’s exit from AMA racing, unless the rules change, they don’t have a bike. What about WSB?