Ducati 1198 For Sale
What Is It?
The Ducati 1198 is a premium dedicated sports bike and is powered by a 1,198.4 cc V-Twin engine, producing 170 bhp at 9,750 rpm and maximum torque at 8,000 rpm. It has become quite iconic.
- Lightweight Trellis frame and single sided swingarm
- Dual 330 mm discs up front with Brembo four piston calipers
- 245 mm disc at the rear with Brembo two piston caliper
- Adjustable 43 mm Showa upside down fork
- Adjustable Showa shock
- Steering damper
- LCD dash
- 2->1->2 exhaust system
- 6 speed gearbox
It shares many design elements with the previous 1098 but includes a number of improvements like increased power and torque, re-designed wheels, lighter headlights and a new optional 8-level traction control.
The 10-spoke wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and a 190/55 at the rear.
Accessories include the 8-level traction control (can't be added later), data logger, Aluminium pegs, racing screen and a variety of Carbon bits.
Colours: Black, white, red
Up And Down The Range
The 1198S, 1198SP and 1198R are better equipped but noticeably more expensive. The 1198S gets you the data logger, traction control, Ohlins suspension, lighter 7-spoke Marchesini forged wheels and a slipper clutch.
Review In A Few
- Quality finish
- Seat can get hot
Launch RRP: £11,950
Capacity: 1,198 cc (very high)
Power: 170 bhp / 127 kW (very high)
Red Line: 10,500 rpm (high)
Top Speed: 165 mph / 265 km/h (very high)
Economy: 35 mpg / 8.1 L/100km (poor)
Range: 120 miles / 193 km (average)
Fuel Capacity: 15.5 litres / 3.4 gallons (high)
Seat Height: 820 mm / 32.3 inches (average)
Wet Weight: 200 kg / 441 pounds (average)
Dry Weight: 173 kg / 381 pounds
Power to Weight: 0.850 bhp/kg / 0.634 kW/kg
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