2010 Ducati 1198 S Review

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Ducati Superbike 1198 S

2010 Ducati 1198 S

While it’s true Ducati’s 1198 S is very the final configuration in this model’s lifespan, that mean it is anything less a spectacular street bike. We that Ducati will from World Superbike next season in order to on something that will more competitive against the and Japanese four-cylinder literbikes.

We it will still feature an is unlikely to walk away its signature powertrain—but with a short-… design and with a that may be composed, in part, of

Even with revolutionary new around the corner, it seems this current model is not that uncompetitive. Factory rider Nori Haga won one of the Superbike heats at the recent round (and might taken both were it not for and Carlos Checa took his Althea Ducati to a double at Imola.

But Ducati did not win the 2010 Championship. That went to And what the Borgo Panigale comes up with in order for to recapture the title is likely to be extraordinary.

It will probably render the 1198 series obsolete.

The of this scenario is that the 1198 S, 1198 S Corse, and R Corse are highly evolved having benefitted from the factory has learned over the few years. Whatever their status on the track may be, they towering performance on the street, with some remarkable

Expert riders

This S, for example, has a sophisticated eight-level system that can be tailored to a needs. There are slipper with a double-rib undercrown for strength. The cam-followers are super-finished and the has shot-peened gearwheels for greater

The so-called Vacural process was to cast engine casings six lighter than in the 1098, and elliptical throttle bodies single injectors help fuel precisely.

The result is the best street Ducati we’ve ridden. The amazingly engine provides emphatic response seemingly at any engine so broad is the torque band, and the is more than most could possibly need in a machine.

Ducati says its S makes 170-horsepower, and various have confirmed a rear output around 145-horsepower. The is deceptively smooth from 4,000-rpm. While there’s some of that familiar at low revs if you open the throttle this bike will cruise smoothly at sub-4K speeds on a light throttle.

The exhaust note is throaty and on full throttle, even the relatively quiet stock canisters, amply describing the rapid increase in revs. Yet it to a quiet thrum at cruising providing the perfect balance for who’ve outgrown the need to attention. When you crack the on this machine, you need to a toe near the rear brake to front-wheel levitation in at least the two gears.

Oh yeah, it’s strong.

It is everything you’d from a bike that its starter work so hard thing in the morning before into life with a of energy. Sometimes you think the may be a little weak, or that the motor is on its last legs as it slowly and uncertainly, but it always

The Ducati is firmly sprung on its forks and shock, and its riding is committed to the usual sporty but it wasn’t as bad as I’d expected. The bars are a stretch for shorter riders, but may be suited to my long torso I only felt serious on my wrists in slow traffic. And the footpegs didn’t feel hiked up.

Our bike also wore the racing seat, which a suede-like texture that to wear off almost immediately. The doesn’t have much and you’ll feel the results of after a long day on the road, but it is and quite roomy, allowing a bit of moving around. Obviously, the is unequivocally sporty, from its fairing to the prominent steering to the MotoGP-derived instrument panel, and what many of its fans about it.

Speaking for myself, I that it has a degree of civility in form. Perhaps the base, model 1198 is even mild mannered. I won’t until I ride one.

But I the ability of a bike to rail a one moment, then provide at reasonably comfortable transportation the next. And while the 1198 S is going to be the choice of cruiser, and …-bike riders, it gets the job in the long run.

Ducati Superbike 1198 S

Because it wears the tall gear ratio from the bike, the 1198 S strides the highways at relatively low engine As I mentioned, this is only a when you add throttle, setting up familiar Ducati jackhammer Fortunately, the shifter is light and so dabbing for a lower gear is easy. The clutch has a light too, and is way better than we remember from the Troy 1098 R.

Compact and convenient the panel may be, but its monochromatic display it difficult to read in bright The relatively large digital display isn’t too bad, and the engine is tremendously easy to by sound and feel. You almost have to look at the liquid-crystal strip anyway.

Everything on the is the best that money can The brakes are Brembo Monobloc calipers on big 330 mm discs, and you can call up all the you can stand with just one You just have to remember while the bike has traction ABS is not available, so if you squeeze too hard on your own.

But the Ducati benefits from the mechanical communication that engineers seem to prize everything else. So you can sense threshold quite well at the and through the chassis. A similar of feedback helps you monitor the responses to rider inputs. The S goes where you want it at the pressure on the bars, but its mid-corner is reassuring.

It always seems to more on tap than this could exploit.

We had Steve run the machine around the Streets of for lap times as part of a feature for Motor Trend magazine I was and even his extraordinary pace calm and unspectacular from the despite the very quick lap Smooth is fast, and Rapp is if not smooth.

Like so many that came before, the S is one of a final series of models big changes happen at Ducati. But just part of the natural that takes place, and are plenty of iconic Ducati out in the world that were the of the company’s potential at the time. As in the of Ferrari and other classic Ducati 1198 S models be collectible—and enjoyable—long after are no longer being made.

But don’t jump the gun just We have word that on 2011s are going to be very

The Ducati 1198 S is listed at

Ducati is currently offering finance on 1198 S (and models, along with a store credit.

Ducati Superbike 1198 S


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