The decadent Ducati debuts

2007 Ducati 1098 Superbike specs and U.S. pricing released

Why is it that when it comes to speed, all the best stuff seems to come out in Europe first? The latest example: The new 2007 Ducati 1098 Superbike, which was unveiled at the 2006 EICMA International Milan Motorbike Show in Italy.

2007 Ducati 1098 Superbike

The company announced U.S. and Canadian pricing for the new Ducati 1098 Superbike on its Web site last week. The 2007 Ducati 1098 Superbike will go for $14,999, the 1098 S for $19,995 and the limited edition 1098 S Tri-Color for $24,995.

2007 Ducati 1098 Superbike
Ducati

The bike, whose body style is similar to the 916, makes 160 horsepower and weighs 381 pounds, according to Ducati specs released at EICMA. The 1098 will make its official U.S. debut at the Seattle International Motorcycle Show, December 1 through 3.

(Thanks, Christopher B., for alerting us to this news.)

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In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet, Silicon.com, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.

 

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