For Ducati, creating a replacement for the controversial 999 meant that the 1098 was nothing less than a make-or-break motorcycle. According to Ducati Corse director Claudio Domenicali, The bike's only mission is to really excite the customer.A
Marc Cook has been in motorcycle journalism for twenty-two years. His extensive background in aviation and automobiles gives him a thorough technical understanding seldom found among his fellow journalists. He wrote Ducati 999: Birth of a Legend, with Alan Cathcart.