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The 848 isn't even on the same playing field as the SV. 369 lbs of sex with 134 horseys and almost 80 ft/lbs of torque. It will own a lot bikes on the track.

Just cause you don't want to spend money, a lot of people will want to spend the money for this very nice bike.

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post #42 of 86 (permalink) Old 12-14-2007, 03:17 PM
 
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That 848 must be one of the most beautiful machines ever.
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848 premiere is today and tomorrow at our local dealer.



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a local shop by me is having a whole big party for this release tonite.
with free food, t-shirts and Motot GP vids.

i might just make my way over there tonite to see this bike in person.

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The 848 isn't even on the same playing field as the SV. 369 lbs of sex with 134 horseys and almost 80 ft/lbs of torque. It will own a lot bikes on the track.
The 848 is going to be a phenomenal track bike, and easy enough to ride that a lot of people will be able to go fast on it. 1098 is too much for most people on the track, they'd be faster on an 848. Can't wait to see a bunch of them out at track days this year! I'll have my hands full chasing them down on my 749.....
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The 848 is going to be a phenomenal track bike, and easy enough to ride that a lot of people will be able to go fast on it. 1098 is too much for most people on the track, they'd be faster on an 848.
Ummm I don't know about that. The 1098 is only 11 pounds heavier and has an extra 40 hp. Also, it's only 2000 dollars more to buy it.

If you had the money to buy the 848, why wouldn't you just buy the 1098? Seems like this bike isn't going to fill a niche very well.... I won't be surprised if it doesn't sell that well.
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I'm not a twin sportbike fan, but... It would be a toss up between the 848, 1098 or an RC51 SP2.
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Ummm I don't know about that. The 1098 is only 11 pounds heavier and has an extra 40 hp. Also, it's only 2000 dollars more to buy it. If you had the money to buy the 848, why wouldn't you just buy the 1098?
- that's what I'm saying! Seems that the 1098 is the better deal. Duc just upped the 1098 another $2k for 08 though.
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Prices for 2008 are $12,995 for the 848, $15,995 for the 1098, $19,995 for the 1098S, and $39,995 for the 1098R.

848 is 134HP, 70 Torque, 1098/1098S is 160HP, 90 Torque, 1098R is 180HP(200 w/included race exhaust/ecu), 99 Torque.

If you want power, you get 26 more HP and 10 lbs. of Torque for $3K with the 1098. You also get a steering damper, solo seat cowl, Brembo monobloc brake calipers and 330mm rotors, and slick coating on the front fork sliders. With the 848, you get still great Brembo (non-monobloc) brakes, 320mm rotors, about 11 lbs. lighter weight, a lighter and faster-revving engine. It all depends on what you want.
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Dam! They are dam good bikes, but those prices would make me scared to actualy push the limits.

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^my point exactly... the 1098 base model compared to the 848 seems like a no brainer to me The S model might be a little harder to say this about just because the price jump is larger... but it's all up to the buyer.
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more info on the 1098r please...



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more info on the 1098r please...
http://www.ducati.com/en/bikes/my200...el=SBK1098R-08

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^my point exactly... the 1098 base model compared to the 848 seems like a no brainer to me The S model might be a little harder to say this about just because the price jump is larger... but it's all up to the buyer.
I gotta agree. The 848 seems like a total rip off if you look at what you get in the 1098 for not much more coin.



Anyone know what the 999 price was compared to the 749? Maybe they had a similar spread like the 848 and 1098.



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I gotta agree. The 848 seems like a total rip off if you look at what you get in the 1098 for not much more coin.
Anyone know what the 999 price was compared to the 749? Maybe they had a similar spread like the 848 and 1098.
I cant remember exacts, but it was similar spread!

Always drooled over those ducs, but never played with a v twin enough to switch!

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I cant remember exacts, but it was similar spread!

Always drooled over those ducs, but never played with a v twin enough to switch!
The 999 is still my favorite Duc.





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The 999 is still my favorite Duc.
so True! I lean a little more tward the prior modle though!

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the introduction of the 1098R then should kill the desmosidici RR sales at the same HP and half the price.. except for those ppl with way too much extra cash that will never reach the performance difference of the two bikes.

but the 848 is a beauty.
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the introduction of the 1098R then should kill the desmosidici RR sales at the same HP and half the price.. except for those ppl with way too much extra cash that will never reach the performance difference of the two bikes.

but the 848 is a beauty.

Most of the Desmo's have already been spoken for.



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