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2009 Ducati 1198

2009 Ducati 1198

2009 Ducati 1198

2009 Ducati 1198

Year of specifications 2009 -2011
Engine 1198 cc, L-twin,
Transmission 6-speed, chain
Top speed -
0-60 MPH -
Horsepower 170 hp @ 9,750 rpm
Weight 171 kg / 377 lbs
Seat height 820 mm / 32.2 inches

The Ducati 1198 is a superbike, derived from the Ducati 1098 from 2007. The engine is a larger displacement 1198 cc, L-twin producing 170 hp, and 97 lb-ft (131 Nm) of torque @ 8000rpm.

Trademark Ducati styling features are apparent on the 1198, like the high tail section and compact front end combined with twin under-seat exhaust cans and a single-sided swingarm.

The Ducati 1198 features fully adjustable 43mm Showa forks, with an additional special low friction titanium oxide treatment applied to the sliders.

The Ducati 1198 uses engineering solutions taken directly from the World Championship winning 'R' model of Troy Bayliss. From engine capacity and specification to advanced electronics, many details that helped Troy to the 2008 World Superbike title have been applied to the 2009 road-going 1198.

The Ducati 1198's engine achieves its new, larger capacity by using exactly the same 106x67.9 bore and stroke as the factory race bike. Volumetric efficiency through the four valves per cylinder has been enhanced by increasing the valve diameters approximately 4% to 43.5mm for the inlet and 35.5mm for the exhaust. They are actuated by racing-type rocker arms, 'super-finished' for reduced friction and fatigue, and double overhead camshafts with radical profiles that achieve approximately 10% more lift than their predecessors.

If the Ducati 1198 doesn't seem like enough machine, then there's always the Ducati 1198 S. The 'S' model features several lightweight modifications, fully adjustable Ohlins suspension front and back, Ducati Traction Control, and Ducati Data Analysis.

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