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
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