After riding Bologna's finest in our 2007 Aprilia RSV1000R vs Ducati 1098S comparison , I was dreaming red. Night after tumultuous night, visions of blurred pavement mixed with that oh-so seductive sporting twin thump-thump-thump exhaust bark bellowing from behind was all I could imagine. Those two epic days of blasting around Buttonwillow Raceway exposed the Ducati for the Superbike thoroughbred it is and, alas, Ducati's 1098S is permanently etched into my subconscious. Like any true addict, we keep our ears to the street, so when we heard that Ducati North America had thrown a whole slew of Ducati Performance accessories onto a new 1098S, we just had to have our fix.
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