The Ducati 1098 series are racing motorcycles that can attain very high speeds. They are also popular with those who want a high quality road bike. These motorcycles offer exceptional quality and control, making them a popular choice with enthusiasts. Understanding the features of each of the three Ducati 1098 series motorbikes allows you to purchase the model that best suits your requirements.
In production between 2007 and 2008, the Ducati 1098 features a 1,099cc V-twin engine and a Marelli electronic fuel injection system, offering optimal power and fuel consumption. The front wheel is a five-spoke model, and the rear is a ten-spoke model, both with an extra light alloy construction, reducing the overall weight of the bike, to increase maximum speed. The Ducati 1098 is available with a red frame and black wheels, or a yellow frame with black wheels. Alternatively, you can choose to customise the bodywork and have any colour you choose, along with custom graphics and decals. Weighing in at just 173 kg, the lightweight, high performance Ducati 1098 also boasts a six-speed gearbox and fully adjustable 43-mm Showa forks with low-friction titanium oxide-treated sliders.
The Ducati 1098S features a four-stroke, liquid-cooled 1,099cc engine, delivering exceptional performance and long lasting durability, with minimal maintenance. In production during 2007, the Ducati 1098S boasts a lightweight 2-1-2 exhaust system with a catalytic converter and a high quality Lambda probe oxygen sensor, providing optimal fuel consumption and minimal emissions. The motorbike also has twin stainless steel silencers. It is available in red or black, with black wheels, or as a special edition in the colours of the Italian flag, red, white, and green. The Ducati 19098S has a tubular steel trellis frame for high strength but low weight for better control and stability. With a maximum of 160 horsepower, this bike has a dual seat and lightweight, forged alloy wheels.
In production during 2009, the Ducati 1098R weighs just 165 kg. Riding this model, Troy Bayliss won the Superbike World Championship in 2008. The bike is available with a red frame and racing gold wheels, or as the Ducati 1098R Bayliss Limited Edition, in red and white, which Ducati built to celebrate Bayliss' victory. This single seat motorcycle boasts an impressive 180 horsepower L-Twin Testastretta Evoluzione engine for maximum speed and performance with minimal risk of failure. With a top speed of 298 kilometres per hour, the 1098R features full rear suspension, complete with fully adjustable TT twin-tube Ohlins and an aluminium, single-sided swingarm.