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Scottish debut for Ducati 1098R

After an incredible reception at the recent London Motorcycle show, Ducati heads north of the border to showcase its strongest ever model year line up at the MCN Scottish Motorcycle show.

Ducati UK will attend this year’s Scottish show in conjunction with its premier dealership in Scotland – Ducati Glasgow.

Highlights of the Ducati stand will be the recently launched 1098R and the new Monster 696. The latter will be seen for the first time in the UK in a new Pearl White colour. Both of these bikes will be making their Scottish debuts.

The 1098R launched early this year will lead the Ducati assault in British and World Superbike Championships. World Superbike rule changes mean that the road-going ‘R’ version is closer than ever to the factory race bike. The 180hp 1098R is the most advanced and most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle ever built with the highest torque-to-weight ratio in the sport bike category. Weighing in at an incredibly light 165kg, the 1098R also comes with a race kit that introduces Ducati Corse’s World Championship winning traction control system.

The Monster 696 due in showrooms in May this year will also be taking centre stage at the Edinburgh show. This cult bike first launched in the 90’s is the next generation naked and maintains the Monster silhouette whilst taking on a more muscular look. The 696 equipped with an 80hp engine that gives an extra 11% torque is expected to be the urban bike of choice in 2008.

Completing the Ducati model line up in Edinburgh will be the 848 and 1098 Superbikes, Multistrada 1100, Hypermotard, GT1000 and the S4RS Tricolore. The 2008 range of Ducati clothing will be on sale from the stand and members of Ducati UK and Ducati Glasgow will be on hand for any sales or technical enquiries.

The 2008 MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show takes place on the 8th and 9th March and is held at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston, Edinburgh. The show will be open from 9am until 5pm on both days.

Tickets can be booked on line at www.scottishmotorcycleshow.com or by calling 0870 730 0194