Ducati 1098 For Sale
What Is It?
The Ducati 1098 is a dedicated sports bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 1,098 cc Testastretta V-Twin engine, producing 160 bhp at 9,750 rpm and maximum torque at 8,000 rpm.
- Steel tubular frame and Aluminium single sided swingarm
- Dual 330 mm discs up front with Brembo M4 four piston calipers
- Rear 245 mm disc with two piston caliper
- Adjustable 43 mm Showa upside down fork
- Adjustable Showa rear shock
- 2->1->2 under-seat exhaust system
- LED indicators
- 6 speed gearbox
The dash reports on battery condition, speed, temperature and time but for £150 extra you can add the data logger which stores 3.5 hours of data, available to download from a USB port under the seat.
The 10-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and a 190/55 at the rear.
Colours: Black, red, yellow
Did You Know?
The 1098 was designed by Ducati designer Giandrea Fabbro.
Up And Down The Range
The 1098S adds Ohlins suspension, better brakes, Marchesini forged race wheels and the data logger while the 1098R is even more extreme and equipped with traction control.
Launch RRP: £11,250
Capacity: 1,098 cc (high)
Power: 160 bhp / 119 kW (very high)
Red Line: 10,700 rpm (high)
Top Speed: 180 mph / 290 km/h (very high)
Economy: 40 mpg / 7.1 L/100km (average)
Range: 140 miles / 225 km (average)
Fuel Capacity: 15.5 litres / 3.4 gallons (high)
Seat Height: 820 mm / 32.3 inches (average)
Wet Weight: 194 kg / 428 pounds (average)
Dry Weight: 173 kg / 381 pounds
Power to Weight: 0.825 bhp/kg / 0.615 kW/kg
Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (Very High)
Review In A Few
- Aggressive riding position
- Can get hot
2009: Re-modelled and power increased to 180 bhp.
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