Ducati 1098

If you are a Maxis Hotlink and a CIMB Bank customer, you could be riding off in style with a brand new Ducati 1098 superbike worth RM138k. In addition to that there are also daily cash prizes of RM100 for the highest top up amount in a day.

The CIMB Clicks Maxis Ducati campaign will run from 25 June 2009 to 24 September 2009. Basically all you need to do is reload your Hotlink prepaid phone credit either on the CIMB Clicks internet banking portal, or any of CIMB Bank’s 1,800 ATMs nationwide. The minimum reload amount of RM30.

VIDEO: Ducati 1098 Promo Clip

The 1098 (pronounced by most people as ten-nine-eight), unlike its namesake actually has a 1,099c engine, in classic Ducati L-twin cylinder configuration. If you’ve ever encountered a Ducati next to you at a traffic light you’ll know that the sound of a Duke L-twin especially paired with a nice performance exhaust is extremely addictive. Because of the cylinder configuration there is a very unique power pulse pattern. Twins also generally make more torque lower down compared to inline-4 bikes.

Although there is a 1198 now (just launched by Ducati Malaysia), a 1098 is still alot to handle, with 160 horsepower produced at 9,750rpm, matched with a 6-speed transmission. That’s really alot of power for something with a dry weight of only 173kg.

It uses a tubular steel Trellis frame, Showa 43mm adjustable upside-down forks at the front, and an adjustable Showa monoshock with aluminium single-sided swingarm at the rear.

The Ducati 1098 was honoured as the Best Bike of the Year 2008 from the Supertest World Association, the International Bike of the Year for both 2007 and 2008, Bike of the Year 2007 by Moto, Australian Motorcycle News and Motorrad, as well as the Best Design and Best Sportbike awards by the Motorcycle Design Association.