RR » Ducati confirms return to the Isle of Man TT

Ducati will return to the Isle of Man TT with a fully supported effort for the first time in seven years, it has been confirmed.

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March 17, 2010 2:21 PM

A 749s? Crikey, they must have found that behind the sofa...

Surely that bike is 3 years old?

I know the roads are different to short circuit but it'd be hell of a coup if that outperformed any of the 'factory' 2010 600's.

who cut the cake - Unregistered

March 17, 2010 7:36 PM

Why do they (Ducati)insist in calling this 1198 machine a 1098? Is it to pull the wool over the eyes of the less knowledgable as to the true capacity? Imagine not having the balls to let the public share they true fact or worse still that you ran off crying like a kiddy that those big boys have a faster bike than me and we can't win races unless we compromise the integrity of our very expensive engines boo hoo ista no fair a tells iya. what a pile of poo!

cruachan - Unregistered

March 17, 2010 9:07 PM

The 1198 replaced the 1098 and 1098S, the 1098R always had a capacity of 1198cc and remains in production, although the SBK bikes do all have 1198 written on the fairings. However Rutter's bikes are from 2008 originally (NW200 Ducati) and actually are pre-1198. The wikipedia entry for the 1098 confirms this.

redpaso - Unregistered

March 18, 2010 12:27 AM

Don't care if they win or lose, well actually I would love to see them win) it will be fantastic to hear the booming v-twin (or L-twin as Ducati like to call it) screaming between the walls! This year I am going to be so torn: Mcguinness/Ducati/BMW/...CAN'T WAIT!!!

Moot - Unregistered

March 19, 2010 11:15 PM

Don't under-rate the 749.
The 749/999 was in many ways a much better bike than the current Ducati's. The 999 developed as much power as the current 1198, and is 30% more aerodynamic into the bargain. The last true racing Ducati's.

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