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– 2007 Ducati 1098S Superbike
2007 Ducati 1098S Superbike
THE MOST POWERFUL, LIGHTEST L-TWIN SUPERBIKE IN HISTORY
The new 1098 S has achieved the status of the highest performance Ducati street bike ever by reducing weight to the max and adding world-class components to an already record-breaking design. If owning the ultimate Superbike is your dream, the ‘S’ is ready to deliver.
Suspension is of the very highest performance standard. The fully adjustable 43mm Ã–hlins FG511 forks, which sport low friction Titanium Nitride fork sliders, respond effortlessly to every imperfection in the tarmac. Beyond their advanced engineering solutions, one of the most important characteristics of Ã–hlins forks is their ability to communicate the condition and quality of the tyre-to-road contact patch, a feature that puts every rider in superior control. The suspension system is completed and perfectly balanced by using a fully adjustable Ã–hlins 46PRC rear shock with a ride enhancing top-out spring, controlling the single-sided swingarm for outstanding drive, traction and steering precision. The Ã–hlins package is completed with a control-enhancing adjustable steering damper.
The ‘S’ also sets a new standard for lightweight performance. On any sport or race bike, the most effective area to reduce weight is its “unsprung weight”. These are components like tyres, brakes and wheels. Lighter wheels have a lower ‘moment of inertia’ that is beneficial with every direction change and application of the brakes. The 1098 addresses this important area by mounting Marchesini forged and machined wheels, reducing weight by 1.9Kg (4lbs). Both front and rear are super lightweight and their benefit is immediately apparent. The weight saving is further enhanced with the application of a carbon fibre front fender.
The 1098 S is also supplied with the Ducati Data Analyzer system as standard equipment. The DDA package supplied with the ‘S’ version enables the retrieval of data and analysis of data collected from your previous track session or road trip. The DDA package includes software for your personal computer on CD, a data retrieval USB key and instructions.
Features and Benefits:
ENGINEERED BY THE STOPWATCH
The priority in every step of the 1098 development has been performance first. Every system, every detail and every component has been studied and pared down to its essence and performance increased to the maximum. If it didn’t make the 1098 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 with the highest torque-to-weight ratio of any sport bike. The 1098 is the lightest, fastest stopping, quickest lapping Ducati in history. For the first time Ducati MotoGP and World Superbike technology have been combined to create a premier street bike. The results are stunning.
DESIGNED BY THE RACETRACK
The look and stance of the 1098 were designed by the combination of race track technology, track-derived components and Ducati heritage. The 1098’s striking aerodynamic shape naturally embraces its riding position, configured by our racers and test riders for optimum speed and agility. The racing spirit takes form.
2007 RANGE MODELS
The Superbike is available in three versions: the awesome 1098; the 1098 S, for those who demand the ultimate in performance with the very best suspension, lightweight wheels and components; and the special ‘Tricolore’ in green white and red – the colours of the Italian national flag – with “Racing Gold” frame and wheels, plus Termignoni racing muffler kit with dedicated ECU.
THE NEW TESTASTRETTA EVOLUZIONE ENGINE
The Testastretta Evoluzione engine is the crowning glory of Ducati’s development and perfection of the L-Twin engine. World Superbike dominance for the last 15 years is the result of continual commitment to twin-cylinder technology and the 1098 Testastretta Evoluzione, the most powerful twin-cylinder production engine in history, is a fitting reward to our engineers’ continued ingenuity.
CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION
The 1098 chassis and suspension have received the same detailed study and performance first priority approach. The goal was to achieve considerable weight saving while building-in strength and rigidity to manage the new high-powered Testastretta Evoluzione engine. Each and every component not only contributes to achieving superior road holding and stability, but when assembled, become a system with value far greater than the sum of all its parts.
BRAKES WHEELS AND BODY
With a Superbike as capable as the 1098, superior stopping power is fundamental. 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.
INSTRUMENTS, DATA AND LIGHTING
Desmosedici-style digital instrumentation is taken from Ducati’s MotoGP GP7 project. This pure racing, minimalist solution by Digitek has no switches or buttons to compromise its clean lines.
With the purchase of the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA), which includes PC software, a USB-ready data retrieval card and instructions, owners are ready to review and analyse the performance of the 1098 and its rider, and make comparisons between various channels of information.
Readers of “Motorrad” and “In Moto” vote their “Motorcycle of the year 2007”
This time it was the votes of readers of two top-flight international magazines – the German publication “Motorrad” and the Italian mag “IN MOTO” – that decreed which would be the best motorcycle of 2007. Once again Ducati played a leading role, stealing the scene and winning both consensus and awards – clear indicators of the continuing worldwide success enjoyed by the latest “made in Borgo Panigale” models.
This international award involves some of the most important magazines in the industry. In Italy votes were gathered by the monthly magazine IN MOTO: on Tuesday 13th March, after counting up the 24,853 ballot papers sent in to the editors, the “Motorcycles of the year 2007” were finally made known.
Ducati triumphed in a good three of the eight categories into which the motorcycles were divided, winning first place among the sports models (with the superbly stylish and high performance 1098 of course) with 29.9% of the vote. The runner-up was the MV Agusta F4 1000 R and in third place it was Ducati yet again with the Desmosedici RR, the esoteric and exclusive MotoGP road replica. The Multistrada 1100 – in the road bikes category– also came up trumps by coming first with 12% of the votes, ahead of the Yamaha FZ1 Fazer and the Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport. In the enduro/supermotard category it was a landslide victory for the all-new Hypermotard (to be launched on the market in May): sweeping aside the competition, it took a massive 33.5% of the votes, beating the BMW R 1200 GS and KTM 950 Supermoto hands down.
During the night of 15th March, the renowned German magazine MOTORRAD which, with a circulation of 200,000 copies, is Europe’s most-read bike mag, also elected the best motorcycles of 2007: readers sent in a whopping 36,672 ballot papers.
Once again, there were eight categories and, once again, Ducati cornered the votes.
In the sports motorcycles category awards were won by two Ducatis; in first place came the 1098, with 12.1% of the vote, followed by the Desmosedici RR (11.2%). Like in Italy, it was a surprise victory for Ducati in the enduro/supermotard category where, with a percentage of 18.3%, the Hypermotard beat – playing away! – the German BMW GS 1200 (16.8 %).
Acknowledged by 29% of readers as the best sports motorcycle brand, Ducati trounced the opposition in this segment, too, winning over 29 % of the readers of this authoritative German publication, who preferred the “Reds of Borgo Panigale” to Suzuki (12.2%) and Yamaha (10.1%).
2007 Ducati 1098S Superbike Specifications:
Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
Wheelbase 1430 mm / 56.3 in
Rake 24°30′ / 24,5°
Front suspension Ã–hlins 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 Ã–hlins 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 consumption, remaining fuel metre, immobilizer. DDA system enabled.
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.
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