Monday, July 28, 2008

Ducati 1098 vs. Aprilia RSV R

2008 Aprilia RSV 1000 R 2008 Ducati 1098

Rob is still out of town, and he left Showroom Showdown in my hands. After racking my brain trying to think of some cars to compare, I thought it might be fun to make this week's showdown about motorcycles. After all, this is the perfect time of year to get on a bike! Both contestants are dead-sexy Italian V-twins with razor-sharp handling, and both will accelerate like cruise missiles. The Ducati comes with 15 more horses—160 compared to the Aprilia's 145— but it costs $2000 more—$16 grand compared to $14—and Aprilia is marque that's definitely seen less in the wild. So if you had to pony up some of your hard-earned cash, which would you choose?