Motorcycle Tyres for Ducati Superbike 1098 R Motorcycle
Ducati revealed the 1098 in 2007 and the racing version, the 1098 R, the following year. The Ducati 1098 was built around a brand-new engine, the Testastretta 1099cc V-twin. No superbike before it had ever had the power to weight ratio of the 1098 R, (171 kg and 180 hp). It held that distinction for barely a year before Ducati unveiled the 1198 (mainly because engine capacity rules for the Superbike World Championship had been increased under pressure from Ducati).
However, the instant popularity of the Ducati 1098 R owed even more to its good looks and superb handling. Ducati's previous superbike design was the much criticised 999 (called "long and lazy"), so for the 1098 Ducati looked back to the 998 and the even earlier 916. A more agile design makes all versions of the 1098 a delight to ride on ordinary roads as well as on the track. The riding position is spacious making it easy to reposition yourself for bends or just for comfort. The throttle was praised for its smoothness too.
Owners feel safe on a bike as easy to handle as the Ducati 1098. Statistics seem to bear that out and indicate that it hasn’t sacrificed any reliability for the sake of its 169mph top speed and good looks either. However, being an expensive bike, spare parts and repairs don't come cheap, so loving maintenance is important.
When choosing Ducati 1098 R Superbike tyres you will probably look for high performance to match the bike. High performance often means a sacrifice in tyre durability, but then this is not really a commuter’s choice of vehicle and you may not be riding it on a daily basis anyway. Ducati 1098 R Superbike tyres are normally a 120/70 ZR17 on the front and a 190/55 ZR17 at the rear.
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Choosing the Right Tyres for the Ducati Superbike 1098 R Motorcycle
When it comes to choosing new tyres for your Ducati Superbike 1098 R motorcycle rest assured we have a host of options available to you from a number of premium manufacturers for you to make your selection from. Manufacturers include Pirelli Metzeler, Bridgestone, Michelin and Dunlop.
If you're searching for tyres for your Ducati Superbike 1098 R motorcycle, Protyre can help. With over 100 garages, we're a nationwide network that promises outstanding local service. Our experienced technicians will be pleased to service or MOT your bike, as necessary, as well as discuss your tyre options. With an extensive range of all the top tyre makes in stock, we are able to guarantee same or next day fitting for the majority of the tyre brands that we sell. We also have fully trained motorcycle mechanics.
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