2008 Ducati 1098S Superbike
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– 2008 Ducati 1098S Superbike
2008 Ducati 1098S Superbike
The 1098 S reduces weight to the max and adds world-class components to an already record-breaking design. If owning the ultimate is your dream, the ‘S’ is ready to deliver.
Suspension is of the very highest performance standard. The fully adjustable 43 mm Ã–hlins FG511 forks, which sport low friction Titanium Nitride-treated 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, mounted to a single-sided swingarm for outstanding drive and traction. 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. The 1098 addresses this important area by mounting Marchesini forged and machined wheels, further reducing weight by 1.9 kg (4 lbs). 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 and seat fairing cooling ducts.
The 1098 S is also supplied with the Ducati Data Analysis 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, data retrieval USB key and instructions.
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 1098S Superbike Specifications:
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.
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.