The Ducati 1198 is a sport bike made by Ducati since 2009. For the 2011 model year there are three models: the 1198, 1198SP (replacing the 1198S) and 1198R. The 1198 shares design elements with its predecessor 1098, but has more power and torque, redesigned wheels, lighter headlights, traction control, and lighter fairings (on the S model), and a few minor paint changes. Another carryover from its 998 heritage is a distinctive single-sided swingarm.

Engine

TYPEL-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
DISPLACEMENT 1198.4cc
BORE X STROKE 106x67.9mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 12.7:1
POWER 170hp (125kW) @ 9750rpm
TORQUE 97lb-ft 131.4Nm @ 8000rpm
FUEL INJECTION Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies
EXHAUST Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers

Transmission

GEARBOX 6 speed
PRIMARY DRIVEStraight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
RATIO 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
FINAL DRIVEChain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 38
CLUTCH Dry multiplate with hydraulic control

Chassis

FRAME Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
FRONT SUSPENSION Showa 43mm with TiO fully adjustable usd forks
FRONT WHEEL 10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
FRONT TYRE Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
REAR SUSPENSION Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
REAR WHEEL 10-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17
REAR TYRE Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 190/55 ZR17
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL 127mm (5in)
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL 127mm (5in)
FRONT BRAKE 2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc calipers 4-piston, 2-pad
REAR BRAKE 245mm disc, 2-piston calliper

Dimensions And Weight

DRY WEIGHT 171kg (377lb)
SEAT HEIGHT 820mm (32.2in)
WHEELBASE 1430mm (56.3in)
RAKE 24.5
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 15.5l
NUMBER OF SEATS Dual seat