2010 Ducati 1198S Comparison Track — Motorcycle USA

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Ducati 1198S Corse SE Special Edition

2010 Ducati 1198S Track

Ducati 1198S Special Edition


Weight: 441 lbs.

Horsepower: hp @ 9600 rpm

Torque: 90.14 @ 8300 rpm

Quarter Mile: @ 145.2 mph

Racetrack Top Speed: mph

Superpole Best Time:

Overall Ranking: 3rd Place

We to start out by explaining a few things the Ducati used in this For 2010 our Italian pals to bring the 1198S Corse Edition. That means it with a street-legal Termignoni and Ohlins suspension front and and a whopping $25,000 sticker

That’s double the cost of all the Japanese, with only the KTM even coming close. So why did opt to bring this trick They intended to compete the ultra-trick new BMW and knew that losing points due to price was the machine to do it with.

They right.

With the aid of some numbers from their Superbike team, right out of the box the felt planted, solid and quick. And while the torque-rich engine is no doubt an awesome it was the chassis that really out as a class leader.

With a of racing on a Ducati recently, was right on pace from the lap out of the pits on the Duc. “The fork is the fork I am most working with. As a rider you can small changes made,” explains. “The rigidity of front end can be felt entering the with excellent feedback to the This was the best front end of the for me.”

One of the best looking bikes made, it’s impossible not to at the Ducati 1198S Corse. The class-leading 90.14 lb-ft of at 8300 rpm.

Hensley was impressed with the Ducati’s prowess. “That thing is it’s on a rail, thank you much,” says the actor. that beast of an engine did me hesitant to roll on (the mid-corner. That’s not a criticism, by the just something that I to give respect too.”

riders did struggle with the chassis. Its aggressive setup was not to the of all. “The Ohlins provided consistent feel and was to changes,” says Earnest, adding that “it was for me to trust it 100%. No feedback the front end gave me no confidence to hard.”

Looking at the Kinelogix numbers, the fast, long and Turn 2 was the where the Ducati With a max corner speed of mph and max lean of 57.5 degrees, the no doubt ruled this of the track. At the same time, it was at the of the pile when it came to numbers in both Turn 2 and the corner. How could this be you

Because the Ducati was sliding a deal in those corners, that the chassis allowed us to do Superpole with complete

As for the braking department the Brembo on the Ducati once again absolutely amazing. Initial was off-the-charts, on par with that of the while a progressive feel and feedback allowed us to be aggressive on the but controlled at the same time. it came to brake testing at El is was no surprise that it was second to the advanced ABS-equipped Beemer, an awesome stopping distance of 121

Corner-exit acceleration from the was very strong, which surprising considering its class-leading numbers.

“By no means am I great on the brakes,” says “But the Ducati makes me like a superhero when binders are whining and scrubbing off I know it doesn’t have ABS but I the most confidence in the Ducati

While its chassis, slim and mondo brakes were the areas noted when the Ducati, the V-Twin engine in that trellis frame is no either. Making a max horsepower of hp at the rear wheel and topping the numbers with 90.14 the Ducati comes off the corners force. Gearing was a slight though not as far off as the Kawasaki, yet it still a lot of footwork.

But when things were the Duc was seamless.

“The Ducati has become very refined the years in keeping up with the Fours,” adds Sorensen. its power has been deceptively the top end on this bike is now felt a similar rush as some of the Using the low-end torque of engine is still key to a quick lap but considering it is 1200cc the over-rev on bike is amazing. Though a bit funny only revving bike to 11K where on most of the bikes you going up to or past 14K days.”

Ducati 1198S Corse SE Special Edition

“The 1198 had torque and felt fast but I like how much I had to shift to it in the power,” Neuer remarks. there’s no doubt the bike has got balls.”

Earnest’s comments those of Neuer: “It like a tractor off corners tractable power but a fair of shifting is needed.”

The Ducati’s chassis and Ohlin suspension to one of the best handling bikes in the This is shown in the data with the highest corner in Turn 2 as well as the biggest max numbers.

A glance at the data shows acceleration numbers exiting the corner and Turn 6 vary a bit. At 0.76g coming the front straight the Ducati is with the Kawasaki for second while the 0.69g it pulled Turn 6 puts it right in the of the field. Much of this down to gearing and how you must the Ducati to go fast.

Quick lap were had by carrying higher speed through the fast 6 while a gear higher the competition, thus the sheer numbers weren’t at the top like were exiting the slower corner. This method the Duc though, as it posted the second lap times of the test this under my control with a This was substantially better the 1:58.12 it did in last year’s much of the improvement coming to a far better base set-up as came prepared.

Even its improved base settings the did burn through rear the quickest of any bike in the test by a margin. That leads us to that there was more to be had the ultra-trick machine as short life is a telltale sign of that could still be off in the department.

“The Ducati tore up the the worst and this might been a set-up issue?” wonders. “When the tire was new bike was planted and confident corners, but when the tire was it snaked a bit leaving corners; but that a 1200cc, 150 hp V-Twin be hard to tame no matter the

The 1198S also surprised us at El posting respectable quarter-mile No doubt with much possible, the Duc is by far the hardest bike to The jerky clutch prevented us getting off the line at a quick while the torquey engine and power propels the bike the lights for a best run of 10.01 Not the fastest of the bunch but it did post the trap speed at 145.2

That shows that if it was to launch the Ducati at the same of the Suzuki for example, that it have potentially recorded a ET.

The cost to play may be high the Ducati but the reward if you can afford it is a and amazingly visceral machine.

The throw of the shifter and the amount of needed to engage the next cog takes more effort the other bikes and those milliseconds might have it out of the nines and was an issue on the track for a few

“While Ducati has improved the on the bike over the years, to its rivals, the bike has more and a notchier feel,” Sorensen “I wouldn’t complain but when compared to the others it is not as and takes a good deal effort.”

All told the Ducati Corse Special Edition far better this year the base 1198 did in 2009. The power, reduced weight and suspension did a lot to help propel the Duc up the But don’t forget that price tag. You could two CBR1000RRs for the same price. So it’s a top-three motorcycle, you also have deep to afford this Italian

But if you do, we can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Ducati 1198S Corse SE Special Edition
Ducati 1198S Corse SE Special Edition
Ducati 1198S Corse SE Special Edition
Ducati 1198S Corse SE Special Edition
Ducati 1198S Corse SE Special Edition
Ducati 1198S Corse SE Special Edition
Ducati 1198S Corse SE Special Edition


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