Military Captain with Stints in Iraq Purchases Record-Setting Bike
Cupertino, Calif.- When Cpt. Yaqui Oselen of Atlanta purchased the 1,000th Ducati 1098 sold after deliveries began 10 weeks ago, it capped a record-setting quarter for the iconic brand in North America. Led by the flagship 1098 Superbike family, the first three months of 2007 closed with Ducati retail sales up 15 percent over last year’s record first quarter.
Currently serving the Adjutant General Corps, Cpt. Oselen (...) > Full story
The members of the Motorcycle Design Association clearly agree. They have voted the Ducati 1098 not only the best in its class within the Supersport category, but also the overall best design of 2006, winning this year’s Motorcycle Design Trophy. This is the second year Ducati achieved consecutively this prestigious award.
Last year, the Association voted the Hypermotard as the best overall motorcycle design trophy winner for 2005. The 2006 Motorcycle Design Association award for the (...) > Full story
The 1098 immediately strikes you with its purposeful, no-nonsense attitude. Performance is first and foremost in every detail.
Celebrate the arrival of the Ducati 1098 Superbike at your local Ducati dealership during the 1098 Superbike Premiere Weekend on February 9th and 10th. This eagerly awaited arrival of the 1098 signifies the beginning of this incredible bike’s invasion of North American roads.
As the highest performance Ducati street bike ever made, the 1098 will dominate both the road and track with its race-derived innovations and benchmark performance. Affirming Ducati’s spot at the forefront of (...) > Full story
When the new Ducati 1098 was launched in Kyalami in South Africa, the bike was universally acclaimed by the UK and World press. Now that acclaim has turned into unprecedented interest and demand for Ducati’s latest Superbike.
In the first few days of the year Ducati dealers had been taking orders at the rate of over 30 per day. Overall UK orders are currently over 500 and rising by the day, 60% of which are ‘S’ models with the rest made up of the standard model and the (...) > Full story
Organisers of this year’s MCN London Motorcycle Show (1-4 February) are set to draft in more security guards and extra St John’s Ambulance crew after fears of overcrowding on the Ducati stand, when it unveils the most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle in the world, the 1098, for the first time in the capital.
At the recent Seattle Motorcycle Show in America, the Ducati stand was nearly shut down due to fire risk posed by mobs cramming to see the bike up (...) > Full story
Coleman Powersports will pave the way for DC’s Cycle World International Motorcycle Show by hosting the mid-Atlantic Ducati 1098 Superbike debut party at Cafe Saint-Ex & Bar Pilar.
The 1098 combines ultimate racetrack performance and beautiful Italian styling and design. With its seductive lines, unparalleled performance and cutting-edge engineering, the 1098 confirms Ducati’s ownership of the word Superbike.
Please come join Coleman Powersports to celebrate the arrival of this (...) > Full story
Some hot news from Ducati - their new 1098 Superbike can be seen at the end of this week in the UK.
Motorcyclists from all over the UK will have the opportunity on the 6th and 7th January take part in the first official UK Dealer launch of the new 1098 Superbike.
The 1098 which was launched at Kyalami in South Africa a few weeks ago has received critical acclaim from UK and international press and has provoked unprecedented interest from motorcyclists. Dealers have had orders flooding in (...) > Full story
The Ducati 1098 has been voted ‘Most Beautiful Motorcycle of the Show’ at the 2006 edition of the Milan-based EICMA show. This verdict came from over 24,000 motorcycling enthusiasts who participated in a competition organised by the Italian magazine ‘Motociclismo’, which carried out, as it does every year, a survey among the visitors.
The new Superbike model from Borgo Panigale won over 30% of the vote, followed - at a considerable distance - by the MV Agusta (...) > Full story
The following is from Ducati Desmoblog...
Ducati President, Federico Minoli:
"I have only just been able to catch my breath from the waves of enthusiasm for the 1098 that have swept us all away during EICMA. A heartfelt thanks to the 1696 Ducatisti (and non) that responded to the post on the 1098. Some of the questions need a response so here we go.
The 1098 S will arrive at European Dealerships starting from December 2006 and in the USA from February 2007. Starting (...) > Full story