Redesigned series aims to maintain performance, but cut maintenance
Greg Williams, Calgary Herald
Ducati has long been perceived as the Ferrari of the motorcycle world. But with the introduction of the 2007 Ducati 1098-series, the Italian maker hopes to be perceived more as the Porsche of the industry.
“Ferraris are very exclusive, they’re expensive and they typically cost more to maintain,” says Ian Loughran of Calgary’s Revoluzione Cycle Imports.
“Porsches are relatively easier to obtain, they have fantastic performance and they have great quality — and are not as high-maintenance.”
In the past, Ducatis were notorious for their rigorous and costly maintenance schedules. But that’s changed for 2007.
All Ducati models now require less frequent service, and fewer parts and less labour at each service, thus reducing maintenance costs by 50 per cent.