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2008 Ducati Sport Classic 1000S

2008 Ducati Sport Classic 1000S

2008 Ducati Sport 1000Sc

2008 Ducati Sport 1000Sc

2008 Ducati Sport Classic 1000S

SPORT PERFORMANCE AND CLASSIC DETAIL
In a repeat of history, Ducati follows the 1970s trend of individualism and performance enhancement by mounting a period-style fairing on the Sport 1000 S. Boasting a dual seat and twin shocks, the Sport 1000 S lets you enjoy the Café Racer style two-up. The bold colour scheme features red bodywork and a red frame. Black wheels and a black exhaust system contrast strongly against the red bike and other black components complete the classic picture. A removable tailpiece cover gives the Sport 1000 S the Café Racer look, but when removed reveals a seat for your favourite passenger.

DUCATI ROAD HOLDING
The Sport 1000 S is built with quality throughout. Its confident road holding is thanks to its race-inspired Trellis frame and sport-tuned suspension. It uses high performance Marzocchi 43 mm upside-down front forks with classic brushed aluminium surfaces, while rear suspension is handled by twin high performance fully adjustable Sachs shocks. The Sport 1000 S bristles with classic Café Racer appeal, while still delivering the superior road holding and performance you expect from Ducati

2008 Ducati Sport Classic 1000S Specifications:

CHASSIS
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase 1425 mm / 56.2 in
Rake 24°
Front suspension 43 mm upside-down fork
Front wheel travel 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front brake 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, floating caliper 2-piston, 2-sintered pads
Front wheel Spoke wheel with black aluminium rim, 3.50 x 17
Front tyre 120/70 R 17
Rear suspension Twin fully adjustable shock absorber
Rear wheel travel 130 mm / 5.1 in
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper, 2- sintered pads
Rear wheel Spoke wheel with black aluminium rim 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre 180/55 R 17
Fuel tank capacity 15 L (of which 3.5 L reserve) / 3.9 US gal (of which 1 US gal reserve)
Weight * 181 kg / 398 lbs
Seat height 825 mm / 32.5 in
Instruments Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam, fuel reserve, turn signals, LCD clock, immobilizer
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Body colours (frame/wheels) (red with white stripe-red-black)
Versions Dual seat
* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.

ENGINE
Type L-twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement 992 cc
Bore x Stroke 94 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio 10.01:1
Power* 67.7 kw – 92 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque* 67.3 lb-ft – 9.3 kgm @ 6000 rpm
Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust Black exhaust system with two mufflers r.h.
Emissions Euro3

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6 speed
Ratios 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
Clutch Wet multiplate with hydraulic control
* = Data calculated using an inertia dynamometer

Specifications and features are subject to change.

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2008 Ducati Sport Classic 1000 Biposto

2008 Ducati Sport Classic 1000 Biposto

2008 Ducati Sport Classic 1000 Biposto

2008 Ducati Sport Classic 1000 Biposto

THE CAFÉ RACER STYLE OF THE ORIGINAL DUCATI SPORT 750
In the 1970s, sport riders were modifying their street bikes with some of what they saw being used on the racetrack, including clip-on handlebars, rear set footpegs, and ‘fast’ colours. This was done just as much for the look as for increased performance. The Café Racer style was born.

SINGLE AND DUAL SEAT IN ONE
The Sport 1000 biposto, features a comfortable dual seat, raised handlebars and classic twin shocks. A removable rear seat cover gives the Sport 1000 biposto the Café Racer look, but when removed reveals a seat for your favourite passenger.

DUCATI PERFORMANCE
The Sport 1000 is built with quality throughout. It uses high performance Marzocchi front forks with classic brushed aluminium surfaces and for rear suspension, it features a massive 60 mm swingarm, and twin fully adjustable Sachs shocks. The unique suspension layout of the Sport 1000 ensures that its look matches the classic appeal of the bike, while still delivering the superior road holding and performance you expect from Ducati.

2008 Ducati Sport Classic 1000 Biposto Specifications:

CHASSIS
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase 1425 mm / 56.2 in
Rake 24°
Front suspension 43 mm upside-down fork
Front wheel travel 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front brake 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, floating caliper 2-piston, 2-sintered pads
Front wheel Spoke wheel with black aluminium rim, 3.50 x 17
Front tyre 120/70 R 17
Rear suspension Twin fully adjustable shock absorber
Rear wheel travel 130 mm / 5.1 in
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper, 2- sintered pads
Rear wheel Spoke wheel with aluminium rim 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre 180/55 R 17
Fuel tank capacity 15 L (of which 3.5 L reserve) / 3.9 US gal (of which 1 US gal reserve)
Weight * 182 kg / 402 lbs
Seat height 825 mm / 32.5 in
Instruments Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam, fuel reserve, turn signals, LCD clock, immobilizer
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Body colours (frame/wheels) (Burnt Yellow with Black Stripe – Black – Aluminium) (Black with White Stripe – Black – Aluminium)
Versions Dual seat
* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.

ENGINE
Type L-twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement 992 cc
Bore x Stroke 94 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio 10.01:1
Power* 67.7 kw – 92 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque* 67.3 lb-ft – 9.3 kgm @ 6000 rpm
Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust Black exhaust system with two mufflers r.h.
Emissions Euro3

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6 speed
Ratios 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
Clutch Wet multiplate with hydraulic control
* = Data calculated using an inertia dynamometer

Specifications and features are subject to change.

2008 Ducati Sport Classic GT1000

2008 Ducati Sport Classic GT1000

2008 Ducati Sport Classic GT1000

2008 Ducati Sport Classic GT1000

2008 Ducati Sport Classic GT1000

A CLASSIC
Celebrating the essential beauty of the Ducati GT models of the 1970s, the GT 1000 is a bike to be ridden every day, with a balance of two-up comfort and Ducati Desmo Twin performance. As you would expect from a motorcycle inspired by one of the original icons of Ducati, every element and component is built with the highest quality materials and engineered with performance as a priority. Although classically inspired, the GT is a modern Ducati motorcycle, so it is powerful, handles confidently and is exciting to ride.

GT COMFORT
Aboard the GT 1000, the feeling is one of comfort and control. The position is reassuringly upright, reaching to a pair of raised tubular handlebars. A well-padded dual seat, which is now a little lower than last year, features ‘Ducati’ printed in white proudly on the back. Rider footpegs are placed conservatively forward allowing comfort and good ground clearance at the same time. The GT 1000 is a true two-seater, so the passenger’s footpegs are also sensibly placed for all-day comfort.

GT STYLE
The shapes of the GT 1000 are modern interpretations of the classic lines of the original GTs of the 1970s. The rather slim fuel tank features knee cut-outs on the sides and deep sculpting on the top with a chrome fuel cap. Full fenders front and rear are complimented by trim side covers that remind us of the 70’s originals. Many of the details like the top crowns, fork caps and handlebar mounts are finished in polished aluminium, and are reflected in the chrome surfaces of the wheels, instrument trim, handlebars and horn covers. Finally, the classic look is completed with chrome exhaust pipes and mufflers, one per side.

COLOURS
This year, the GT 1000 introduces a new, classically inspired two-tone colour scheme. The sophisticated classic silver and smoke grey livery complements the existing two-tone cream and metallic black with red completing the three colour line-up.

2008 Ducati Sport Classic GT1000 Specifications:

CHASSIS
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase 1425 mm / 56.2 in
Rake 24°
Front suspension 43 mm upside-down fork
Front wheel travel 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front brake 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, floating caliper 2-piston
Front wheel Spoke wheel with chromed plating steel rim 3.50 x 17
Front tyre 120/70 R 17
Rear suspension Twin preload adjustable shock absorbers
Rear wheel travel 133 mm / 5.2 in
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper, 2- sintered pads
Rear wheel Spoke wheel with chromed steel rim 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre 180/55 R 17
Fuel tank capacity 15 L (of which 3.5 L reserve) / 3.9 US gal (of which 1 US gal reserve)
Weight * 185 kg / 407 lbs
Seat height 810 mm / 32.4 in
Instruments Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam, fuel reserve, turn signals, LCD clock, immobilizer
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Body colours (frame/wheels) (red – Black – Chrome) (Classic Silver and Smoke Grey – Black – Chrome) (Cream and Metallic Black – Black – Chrome)
Versions Dual seat
* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.

ENGINE
Type L-twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement 992 cc
Bore x Stroke 94 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio 10.01:1
Power* 67.7 kw – 92 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque* 67.3 lb-ft – 9.3 kgm @ 6000 rpm
Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust Double tubing with air gap chromed exhaust system
Emissions Euro3

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6 speed
Ratios 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
Clutch Wet multiplate with hydraulic control
* = Data calculated using an inertia dynamometer

Specifications and features are subject to change.

2008 Ducati 1098 Superbike

2008 Ducati 1098 Superbike

2008 Ducati 1098 Superbike

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:

CHASSIS
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.

ENGINE
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
Emissions Euro3

TRANSMISSION
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.

2008 Ducati 848 Superbike

2008 Ducati 848 Superbike

2008 Ducati 848 Superbike

2008 Ducati 848 Superbike

LIGHTWEIGHT MOVES – HEAVYWEIGHT PUNCH
The new 848 enjoys all the performance advancements of the entire Superbike family, while adding its own innovations to redefine the middleweight sport bike class.

The words ‘agile’ and ‘refined’ aptly describe the 848. At 168 kg (369 lbs) the 848 is an amazing 20 kg (44 lbs) lighter than its predecessor, and a significant 5 kg (11 lbs) lighter than its larger capacity brother, the 1098.

The highly advanced 848 engine uses an improved method of engine case production in which cases are vacuum die-cast formed. While providing significant weight savings of more than 3 kg (6.5 lbs), this method also ensures consistent wall thickness and increased strength. Further refinements include a sophisticated wet clutch that offers 1 kg (2.2 lbs) less weight, a much higher service life, improved clutch feel and quiet operation.

With the first twist of the wrist, the powerful rush of the Testastretta Evoluzione engine confirms that the rules have changed. The 848’s 134 hp is not only 30% more powerful than its predecessor, but it provides a power-to-weight ratio even better than the potent 999.

The 848 – a new class of Superbikes.

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 848 Superbike Specifications:

CHASSIS
Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
Wheelbase 1430 mm / 56.3 in
Rake 24,5°
Front suspension Showa 43 mm fully adjustable upside-down fork
Front wheel travel 127 mm / 5in
Front brake 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo calipers 4-piston, 2-pad
Front wheel 5-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel 120mm / 4.7in
Rear brake 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear wheel 5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR17
Fuel tank capacity 15.5L (of which 4L reserve) / 4.1 US gal (of which 1 US gal reserve)
Weight * 168kg / 370lbs
Seat height 830 mm / 32.6 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) (Pearl White – Racing Grey – Black)
Versions Dual seat
* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.

ENGINE
Type L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement 849.4 cc
Bore x Stroke 94 x 61.2 mm
Compression Ratio 12:1
Power* 134hp – 98.5kw @ 10000rpm
Torque* 70.8lb-ft 96Nm @ 8250rpm
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
Emissions Euro3

TRANSMISSION
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 39
Clutch Wet multiplate with hydraulic control
* = Data calculated using an inertia dynamometer

Specifications and features are subject to change.

2008 Ducati 1098R Superbike

2008 Ducati 1098R Superbike

2008 Ducati 1098R Superbike

2008 Ducati 1098R Superbike

2008 Ducati 1098R Superbike

2008 Ducati 1098R Superbike

BUILT TO WIN
The 1098 R is the ultimate Superbike. The most advanced, most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle ever built. It is the product of a team of designers and engineers focussed on one objective only – to win.

The ‘R’ is a race bike, pure and simple. Its competition specification and superior components together with advanced electronics and race-proven chassis technology deliver a level of performance that empowers you with confidence and capability. On the road, it distinguishes you as a connoisseur of high-performance motorcycles. On the track it promotes you to a higher level of riding and closer to realising your dreams.

World Superbike rule changes mean that the road-going ‘R’ version is closer than ever to our factory race bike. The 1098 R is not a replica – it’s the real deal. An incredible 180hp L-Twin Testastretta Evoluzione engine in a race-winning Trellis chassis set-up tips the scales at an unbelievably lightweight 165kg (364lbs) and comes with a race kit that introduces Ducati Corse’s world championship winning traction control system.

Once again, Ducati raises the bar and sets the world standard for sport bikes while turning the heads and racing the hearts of enthusiasts throughout the world.

The 1098 R – Built to win.

A CULTURE OF WINNING
Ducati Superbikes, designed, engineered and built in Borgo Panigale, Bologna, have always represented the pinnacle of Ducati motorcycle technology and racing success. For Ducati, racing and winning are a way of life and a way of thinking for our designers, engineers and everyone at the factory. The unique engineering solutions they embrace are proven on the race track, where the only way to the winner’s circle is with technical superiority and dependable performance.

The 1098 R is in form and function the culture and product of a company dedicated to engineering excellence and winning performance. Ducati have dominated World Superbike racing, winning 12 World Championships and taking the Manufacturers’ title 14 times since 1990. Furthermore, Ducati have won more individual World Superbike races than all other manufacturers combined and have now proven its superiority by winning the 2007 MotoGP World Championship. The results speak for themselves.

1098 R TESTASTRETTA EVOLUZIONE POWER
The 1098 R engine represents the finest twin-cylinder technology in the world. It produces 180hp (132.4kW) at 9,750rpm and 99.1 lb-ft (13.7kgm) of brute torque at 7,750rpm in standard mode and an astonishing 186hp when using the supplied race kit (intended strictly for track use only).

The specification of this engine underlines its no-compromise race technology. To help contain the massive ‘R’ power output, the crankcases and cylinder heads have been sand-cast produced, a process that improves the molecular quality of the casting, increasing strength while ensuring that intricate shapes are achieved with absolute accuracy.
Confirming the 1098 R’s race specification by minimising weight and increasing performance, the crankshaft connecting rods are made in titanium saving 130g over the stock 1098 rods while reducing their reciprocating forces and improving crankshaft acceleration. Cam belt covers moulded in carbon fibre and cam covers cast in magnesium alloy complete the lightweight package. The result is a weight saving of 5.6kg (12.34lbs) over the 999R engine and 2.2kg (4.8lbs) less than the 1098.

The increased capacity of 1198.4cc is the product of a larger bore and stroke of 106 x 67.9mm and is fed through four titanium valves per cylinder and compressed to a ratio of 12.8:1. The valves, which are chrome nitride coated, have been increased in diameter by approximately 5% to 44.3mm for the inlet and 36.2mm for the exhaust. They are actuated by rocker arms that are super-finished for reduced friction and fatigue, and double overhead camshafts with radical profiles that achieve approximately 16% more lift than the standard 1098.

These incredible valve performances are only possible because of Ducati’s unique Desmodromic system, where valve closure is activated mechanically. At high rpm it would be almost impossible for the valve to follow the steep closure profile of the cam lobe if it were relying upon a normal valve spring, but with the Desmo system the valve is mechanically closed with the same accuracy as it is opened, enabling steep cam profiles and radical cam timings. This system is used on every single Ducati motorcycle including our world-beating Desmosedici MotoGP bike.

The pistons utilise the same design developed for the Desmosedici in the Ducati MotoGP program by using a distinctive double-ribbed undercrown to achieve high strength with minimal piston wall surface area and, therefore, less friction. In this way, the 106mm RR58 alloy components are able to operate reliably at high rpm while delivering incredible performance.

The 1098 R elliptical throttle bodies have been increased 6.5% in size compared to the 1098, a diameter now equal to 63.9mm. For the first time on a road-going Ducati, twin injectors are used on each cylinder.
The first centrally mounted injector feeds through a 4-hole nozzle while the second offset injector feeds through a 12-hole nozzle ensuring progressive and fluid power delivery throughout the rev-range. With this configuration the system has the capacity to provide much heavier fueling when used in competition.

The gearbox shares the same ratios as the 1098 and 1098 S, except for 3rd, 4th and 6th gear, which has a higher ratio so as to be able fully exploit the speed gained from the supplied race kit (for track use only) or additional performance modifications. Also with performance in mind and because of its high resistance to fatigue, the gears are machined from the same high-strength steel used in Ducati Corse race applications with 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th gears being subjected to a shot-peening treatment that further ensures their strength and reduced fatigue. The dry, multiplate ‘slipper’ clutch reduces the destabilising effect of aggressive downshifting and helps provide the fine control required when used under extreme track conditions.

The 1098 R uses a 2-1-2 exhaust system in 52mm-57mm diameter tubing with a wall thickness of 0.8mm (.030in) and terminates with Ducati’s trademark twin under-seat mufflers beautifully formed in super lightweight titanium and stainless steel.

1098 R ADVANCED CHASSIS
The 1098 R chassis and suspension components are the results of detailed study and a performance first priority approach to development. The goal was to achieve even more weight saving while building in strength and rigidity to manage the incredible power of the new 180hp engine. The result is an impressive 16kg (35lbs) overall vehicle weight reduction compared to the 999R and an impressive 6kg (13lbs) over the already lightweight 1098 S.

TRELLIS FRAME
Developed in cooperation with Ducati Corse, the 1098 R Trellis frame features main section tubes in ALS 450 with a diameter of 34mm and 1.5mm thickness. Race-proven with hundreds of victories, the Trellis design remains the chosen engineering solution by Ducati Corse and a feature of every Ducati motorcycle.

REAR SUSPENSION
Working together with the single-sided swingarm and an efficient linkage is a fully adjustable Öhlins shock. The TTXR uses twin tube technology and offers totally separate damping adjustment in compression and rebound. It uses experience gained in MotoGP to minimise friction and reduce the risk of cavitation under extreme conditions. A vitally important feature of the rear suspension system is the ability to adjust rear ride height independent of spring pre-load and other suspension settings, critical when seeking the perfect set-up for personal riding style or track conditions.

FRONT SUSPENSION
The fully adjustable 43mm Öhlins with low friction Titanium Nitride sliders feature radial Monobloc caliper mountings. The unique look of these mountings further endorses the no-compromise racing specification of the 1098 R. The Öhlins set-up offers superior road holding, delivers precise feedback, and helps every rider to be more confident and in control.

MONOBLOC CALIPERS
The 1098 is the first production street bike to use Brembo’s Monobloc caliper racing technology. The M4-34 calipers are machined from a single piece of alloy, vs. the bolt-together construction of conventional calipers. The Monobloc design has much higher rigidity and resistance to distortion during extreme braking, and therefore gives a much more precise feel at the brake lever. The massive 330mm discs combined with Monobloc calipers achieve spectacular braking power. The use of Monobloc technology combined with the legendary stability of Ducati’s Trellis frame and the 1098 R’s lightweight 165kg (364lbs) now makes world championship level brake performance available for the road.

SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT WHEELS
One of the most effective ways to improve the handling and performance of a motorcycle is to reduce its unsprung weight by using superior lightweight wheels. The 1098 R uses lightweight Marchesini Y-shaped spoke wheels created from forged then machined alloy and finished in ‘racing gold’. Both front and rear wheels achieve a lower moment of inertia and unsprung weight to enhance the 1098 R’s change of direction and braking performance.

AERODYNAMIC BODYWORK
Carefully designed not only for aerodynamic efficiency but also to hug the sleek lines of the chassis, the 1098 R enables the rider to blend effortlessly into the race-oriented riding position. Great care has been taken in the design of the air supply ducts so to ensure efficient air-flow through radiator and oil coolers as well as provide ample air delivery to the airbox feeding the powerful Testastretta Evoluzione engine. Moulded in lightweight Terblend®, with the fairing belly-pan, tank lower side panels, seat assembly and front fender in carbon fibre, the bodywork’s form becomes a considerable contributing factor to the overall performance of the machine.

RACING LIVERY
In true ‘R’ style, 1098 R comes with red bodywork complete with white background number plates on the tail section and nose fairing. The Trellis frame is also in red with the front and rear Marchesini wheels finished in ‘racing gold’, the same as the 2008 official factory Superbikes. The fairing belly-pan, front fender and side panels are left in a contrasting natural carbon fibre finish. Finally, the small red, white and green tricolore graphic, neatly shaped between the twin headlamps in the nose fairing, proudly underlines the Italian design, style and precision race engineering of this incredible motorcycle.

TRACTION CONTROL
For the first time ever on a production motorcycle, a true competition-level traction control system comes integrated into the 1098 R electronics as standard equipment. Activated by fitting the race kit ECU (designed to be used with the race mufflers and intended strictly for track use only), the Ducati Traction Control (DTC) system is accessible via the digital instrument display and offers eight levels of control.

The DTC is the same system developed and used by Ducati Corse for their world championship winning MotoGP and World Superbike projects and offers a choice of eight profiles developed by professional racers. Each profile has been programmed with a wheel-spin tolerance matched to progressive riding levels of skill and confidence from eight to one. Underlining the fact that this is a professional system intended strictly for track use only by competent riders, profile one has been developed by the official Ducati MotoGP test rider, Vittoriano Guareschi.

Choose the profile that best suits the track conditions and riding style and, upon activation, front and rear wheel sensors compare speed differential to sense when rear traction is being broken (wheel-spin). Using exactly the same software logic developed and used by Ducati Corse, instant electronic adjustment to the ignition advance or a pattern of ‘spark cuts’ initiates immediate control over power output so as to restore traction at the rear wheel before re-establishing normal power delivery. In this way, DTC provides an incredible advantage during mid-corner acceleration and reduces the risk of your lap ending in the gravel-trap!

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.

RACING KIT
The 1098 R comes with a race kit (intended strictly for track use only) which boosts power output from 180 to approximately 186hp. The kit consists of a 102dB carbon fibre slip-on muffler kit by Termignoni and a dedicated ECU. The ECU not only has reconfigured mapping to suit the racing mufflers, but also initiates the system dialogue that controls the DTC (Ducati Traction Control) system. The 1098 R is the first ever production bike to be fitted with a true competition-level traction control.

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 1098R Superbike Specifications:

CHASSIS
Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
Wheelbase 1430 mm / 56.3 in
Rake 24°30′ / 24,5°
Front suspension Ohlins 43mm fully adjustable upside-down fork with TiN
Front wheel travel 120 mm / 4.7 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 Ohlins monoshock with top-out spring. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel 127 mm / 5 in
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear wheel 5-spoke forged 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 * 171 kg / 377 lbs
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) (Midnight Black – Red – Black)
Versions Dual seat
* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.

ENGINE
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
Emissions Euro3

TRANSMISSION
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.

2008 Ducati Multistrada 1100

2008 Ducati Multistrada 1100

2008 Ducati Multistrada 1100


2008 Ducati Multistrada 1100

2008 Ducati Multistrada 1100

THRILLING ON EVERY ROAD

The Multistrada 1100 widens the horizons of all those who are ‘sport motorcyclists’ at heart but still want a bike they can use seven days a week. Riding a Multistrada makes every road a thrill. The punchy 1100 Desmo L-Twin engine with smoother, more tractable power, coupled with a refined chassis, delivers confident handling and optimal comfort, even over long distances.

The unmistakable Ducati Trellis frame combines with a fully-adjustable suspension that allows the rider to adapt the bike to any road condition and every riding style. Rider comfort has been further improved with new vibration-isolated handlebars.

Superb road holding, a powerful 1100 engine and all day comfort give the versatile Multistrada a unique personality and character in true Ducati style.

2008 Ducati Multistrada 1100 Specifications:

CHASSIS
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase 1462 mm / 57.6 in
Rake 24°
Front suspension Marzocchi 43 mm fully adjustable upside-down fork
Front wheel travel 165 mm / 6.5 in
Front brake 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston, 2-pad caliper
Front wheel 6-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre 120/70 ZR 17
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock; hydraulic remote pre-load control. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel 141 mm / 5.6 in
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear wheel 5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR 17
Fuel tank capacity 20 L (of which 6.5 l reserve) / 5.3 US gal (of which 1.7 US gal reserve)
Weight * 196 kg / 432 lbs
Seat height 850 mm / 33.5 in
Instruments 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 consumption, remaining fuel metre, fuel injection
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Body colours (frame/wheels) (Red – Red – Black)
Versions Dual seat
* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.

ENGINE
Type L-twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Displacement 1078 cc
Bore x Stroke 98 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Power* 70 kw – 95 hp @ 7750 rpm
Torque* 102.9 Nm – 10.5 kgm @ 4750 rpm
Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust Single steel muffler and pre-silencer with catalytic converter and lambda probe
Emissions Euro3

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6 speed
Ratios 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
Clutch Wet multiplate with hydraulic control
* = Data calculated using an inertia dynamometer

Specifications and features are subject to change.