Sep 4th 2013, 02:05 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
From: Brisbane, Australia
I Ride: Ducati 2010 SFS, Ducati 2012 1199 S
Originally Posted by acowsik
The junior Pani which is to replace the 848 EVO is one that almost everyone here has been talking about. My dealer thinks that this is pretty much a guarantee unless something drastically changes.
I also seem to hear about a 1198 version of the Monster.. also the Streetfighter seems to have only one model now which is the 848 so probably they may add more to that line.. not sure why they discontinued the 1098s
All this seems to be speculation anyways until the official presscon next week. Atleast I don't have to regret that there is something better than the R for next year.
Also my dealer tells me that there is a price hike for 2014 so all Panis are going to cost more which is one reason why I bought my R now and not next spring. Gotta wait 2 weeks before I can pick up my baby.
So in that regard it would not appeal to a lot of rider's idea of anything other than a hoon/hooligan bike, and not necessarily for the faint hearted.
I think that's why the 1098 was destined to be weeded out of the line up due to lower sales volumes.