2008 Ducati 1098 Superbike
2008 Ducati 1098 Superbike
ENGINEERED BY THE STOPWATCH, DESIGNED BY THE RACETRACK
The 1098 immediately strikes you with its purposeful, no-nonsense attitude. Performance is first and foremost in every detail.
Trademark Ducati features like the high tail section and compact front-end meld with twin under-seat silencers and single-sided swingarm to express its aerodynamics and agility. Add the new Testastretta Evoluzione engine at the heart of the machine and you get an all-out performance Ducati Superbike that seems to be moving fast, even when at rest.
The 1098 introduces a number of ‘firsts’ for Ducati and production sport bike design. The 1098 is the first production motorcycle to have the amazing stopping power of Brembo Monobloc brakes, the first to have a data acquisition system integrated as standard equipment and the first to use an ingenious construction method for its weight-saving single-sided swingarm. More ‘firsts’ for a road-going Ducati include the direct application of MotoGP technology, like the power producing GP6-derived elliptical throttle bodies and the use of the information-rich instrumentation originally developed for the new Desmosedici GP7.
The 1098 has the soul of a race bike, pure and simple. The riding position encourages the rider to mould to the sleek lines of the tank and seat: man and machine are made one. It transmits the quality and character of contact between road surface and tyre, it signals the way the chassis will react next and responds instinctively to rider commands.
Satisfying all the senses, the throaty roar of the twin under-seat exhausts are synchronized with the howl of the elliptical throttle bodies providing a fitting fanfare for the new 1098 Testastretta Evoluzione engine. The huge 104mm bore and all-new cylinder head design unite to produce an awesome 160hp and an arm-wrenching 90+ lb-fts of torque. Developed together with Ducati Corse, the 1098 is a masterpiece of incredible performance and innovation.
DUCATI DATA ANALYSER (DDA)
The DDA package consists of a real analysis system for data gathered during rides or track sessions. The kit, normally used only on race bikes, enables riders to thoroughly analyse the performance of their Ducati and the effectiveness of their driving style.
The Ducati Data Analyser, which is standard equipment in this model, automatically records data from numerous channels, including distance travelled, laps and lap times, throttle opening and engine temperature. In addition, the DDA automatically calculates engine rpm and vehicle speed data so as to display gear selection as an additional channel of information. At the end of a ride or track session, up to 2 MB (approximately 3.5 hours) of data can be downloaded to your PC.
Data can be analysed in graphic form with options to zoom into detail of specific sections. For example, dragging a trace along a timeline to reveal individual values of the above listed channels enables the user to analyse performance in the same way as data technicians in factory teams.
The DDA package includes PC software, a USB-ready data retrieval card and an instruction manual.
ENGINEERED BY THE STOPWATCH
The Superbike family for 2008 features two important changes: the introduction of a mid-engine size version, the light and nimble 848, and an extreme ‘racing’ version for all those who demand the maximum performance, the 1098 R version that will take part in the 2008 World Superbike Championship.
The priority in every step of the 848 and 1098 development has been performance first. Every system, every detail and every component has been studied, pared down to its essence and performance increased to the maximum. If it didn’t make our Superbike lighter, faster or deliver quicker lap times, it wasn’t considered. The result: the 1098 is the most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle in the world.
The 848 and 1098 are the lightest, fastest stopping, quickest lapping Ducati Superbikes in history. For the first time Ducati MotoGP and World Superbike technology have been combined to create premier sport bikes. The results are stunning.
DESIGNED BY THE RACETRACK
The look and stance of the 848 and 1098 were designed by the combination of race track technology, track-derived components and Ducati heritage. Their striking aerodynamic shape naturally embraces a riding position, configured by our racers and test riders for optimum speed and agility. The racing spirit takes form.
2008 Ducati 1098 Superbike Specifications:
Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
Wheelbase 1430 mm / 56.3 in
Rake 24°30′ / 24,5°
Front suspension Showa 43mm with TiO fully adjustable upside-down fork
Front wheel travel 127 mm / 5 in
Front brake 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc calipers 4-piston, 2-pad.
Front wheel 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre 120/70 ZR 17
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel 127 mm / 5 in
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear wheel 5-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17
Rear tyre 190/55 ZR 17
Fuel tank capacity 15.5 L (of which 4L reserve) / 4.1 US gal (of which 1 US gal reserve)
Weight * 173 kg / 381lbs
Seat height 820 mm / 32.2 in
Instruments Digital MotoGP derived unit displaying: Speedometer, rev counter, clock, scheduled maintenance warning, warning light for low oil pressure, fuel level, oil temperature, fuel reserve, trip fuel, neutral, turn signals, average speed, average fuel consumptio
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Body colours (frame/wheels) (Red – Red – Black) (Yellow – Racing grey – Black)
Versions Dual seat
* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.
Type L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement 1099 cc
Bore x Stroke 104 x 64.7 mm
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Power* 119.3 kw – 160 hp @ 9750rpm
Torque* 90.4 lb-ft – 12.5 kgm @ 8000rpm
Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies
Exhaust Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and lambda probe. Twin stainless steel mufflers
Gearbox 6 speed
Ratios 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 28/20, 4th 26/22, 5th 24/23, 6th 23/24
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 38
Clutch Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
* = Data calculated using an inertia dynamometer
Specifications and features are subject to change.