2008 Ducati 1098S Review — Motorcycle Review of the 2008 Ducati 1098 S Sportbike

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Ducati Superbike 1098 S
Ducati Superbike 1098 S

How Does the $20,000 Ducati Stack Up Against Cheaper

While Japanese motorcycles by Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and have revolutionized the sportbike Italian manufacturer Ducati has themselves on doing things way.

From its exhaust to its handling characteristics, the Ducati offers its own unique flavor in a dominated by cheaper, more machines.

How does it compare to the and is it worth its premium price? To that question, let’s a look at what makes the 1098S so unique.

The Ducati The Hardware at the Heart of the Machine

The Ducati 1098S boasts gorgeous bodywork and slick cues, but its real masterpiece beneath those pretty panels. Underneath is a tubular trellis frame optimized for and an L-twin engine produces 160 and 90.4 lb-ft of torque, exhaust fumes through a 2-1-2 underseat system culminates with twin steel mufflers. A six-speed with straight cut gears is with a dry clutch, and MotoGP instrumentation provides an all-digital show that includes a ambient temperature gauge.

power is provided by dual, 4-piston 330mm Brembo front brakes and 245mm, rear brakes, which are near a sculpted single-sided swingarm that leaves the side of the rear wheel .

1098S Extras: Premium for Serious Riders

The S adds equipment to the standard Ducati

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the already capable 1098 as a Ducati’s 1098S incorporates components designed to satisfy the dedicated sportbike riders, at a of $4,000 over the price of the 1098 (which has been up a grand to $15,995 for 2008.) 43 mm -hlins FG511 forks use low Titanium Nitride-treated sliders incorporating a steering damper, and the 46PRC rear shock is to offer strong dampening decent ride quality. forged and machined wheels 4 lbs of mass, and a carbon fiber and seat cooling ducts the total dry weight to 377 lbs (versus 381 for the 1098.)

If you plan on riding your on a track, you’ll probably its Ducati Data Analysis system. which uses a retrieval USB key to interface with computers. The system is capable of recorded data from the and is intended to help riders lap times and ride more

On the Road: Riding the Ducati

Ducati Superbike 1098 S

From the moment you start up the 1098S, you realize it’s not other bikes: between the of its torquey twin as it idles and the of its rev, this engine to the bike’s sporting nature.

Click the kickstand up, snick the lever into gear, and let out the and you’ll be treated to instant that pulls from no rpms whatsoever. The 1098S to move so insistently that a touch of throttle is required to get it Clutch slip is required for the few miles per hour, and once first gear goes a long way.

The L-twin both strong low end grunt and end power, and torque peaks at rpm while horsepower maxes out at rpm. Warm up the engine and you’ll notice that the exhaust system heats up the especially on warm days, you want to stand up on the footpegs and off the seat— anything to alleviate the

Heat notwithstanding, the 1098S an involving ride that the rider’s complete and undivided Throttle response is sharp, is extremely crisp, and even the respond with super it seems that merely about stopping actuates the and scrubs off speed, the brakes are so It takes time to get used to the with which the 1098S and once you get used to these binders, it’s hard to go to other bikes.

All of these work together to provide a that is more unrelentingly than sportbikes at a lower point.

The Price of Performance

Incredibly Brembo brakes require a touch.

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Ducati Superbike 1098 S
Ducati Superbike 1098 S
Ducati Superbike 1098 S
Ducati Superbike 1098 S

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