2011 Ducati 1198 SP Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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2011 Ducati 1198 SP |

Ducati did not release a SP model the Tamburini era (916-998), but this for 2011 with the 1198 SP. The 1198 SP is a replacement model for the S (there will be no R model).

The superbike is loaded with The 2011 1198 and 1198 SP get the Ducati Quick Shifter as standard but the 1198 SP gets the Ohlins suspension package, a TTX rear shock and Ohlins

Another special feature is the aluminum fuel tank from last year’s Special Edition, and weighs than the Corse’s 15.5 tank, but with the added of an 18-liter fuel capacity.

should know that the 1198 SP is only something to us all entertained while the real is being developed by engineers who to be busy with the World program. These Ducati will be working on something new for 2012, which is supposed to be a improvement on the already impressive

The engineers will be placing effort into this motorcycle since Ducati is a sabbatical from the World Championship. This action, and the that Xerox wanted to other advertising venues, del Torchio (Ducati CEO) to an easy decision to improve on the Ducati Superbike.

A little from Borgo-Panigale told me the competitors will cry when get to know what Ducati’s up to for its Superbike replacement…

But back to the of testing the 1198 SP at Imola. The SP isn’t a great deal from Ducati’s current but that Quick Shifter is the Ducati gadget we’ve given to play with. T

he time I rode an 1198 was at with Troy Bayliss. time I got to be embarrassed by Carlos a man that’s been racing at the top for much longer than Checa took his 1198 to a victory here at Imola three weeks before the so the Spaniard was a good man to hang with for riding tips.

The 170 horsepower 1198 SP isn’t under powered, but it’s the on the spec sheet in the power But I guarantee you that Ducati’s Shifter will with ease than an extra 10 keep your laptimes at the least equally fast as the Ninja or gixxer.

I don’t vast experience with Shifters, but I have tried a few in the past with them. is the first manufacturer to offer as standard on a production bike. are very few things from a bike we can’t expect to be on Ducati’s top future superbikes.

the start/finish straight at Imola I full throttle open just kicking the gear up. I always gear up without the clutch on racetracks; the difference a Shifter makes though is you can keep the throttle fully whilst doing that.

up that way is nearly three as fast as the conventional way. And just the operation itself not the loss of speed from off the throttle.

The ECU calculates the injection and ignition based on the revs, throttle and actual speed at the instant you push the gear lever up. The of racing down a straight this is of a super automatic

You obviously do what you’d do, but just tell your to deactivate your left hand until the down Ducati says it takes 80 to perform this shift up the DQS, and 230 milliseconds without. the straight this feels as a boost in power because of the rapid virtually lossless it gives.

The DQS aids in corner as well, particularly if you are dealing left-handers (which there are of at the anti-clockwise Imola). During left-handers, your elbow is stretched out near your making it awkward to use the clutch if you to shift in the corner.

The quick shifter gets me corner to corner very so it’s a good thing have added a highly race derived slipper to aid with the downshifts, too.

The powerful Brembo Monoblocks through the high quality front fork gives feel and control into the Unfortunately for me I was still learning the when I got my only session on the SP in the morning. Due to this, I was not on the pace you to be to really test the traction but it’s the same as I’ve before on other Ducati with eight different

I adjusted down from 4 to 2 so that I had a chance for some spin and other fun things you can do on a Ducati 1198. Exiting gear corners the 1198 SP on a wheelie, 97 ft. lbs. of torque at rpm says so.

Pirelli Diablo SP Tires in sizes 120/70-ZR17 and are standard and they were the compounds for us to test. The 1198 SP be available in Red and Black.

The electronic quick shifter is an addition to the world of production Not quite as interesting as traction but nevertheless now that its out somebody will follow suit.

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The DQS well too and will make quicker, particularly down the Perhaps it’s that extra the 1198 SP needs to in contention at least with the road bikes for 2011 Ducati will have all new.

It’s a terrible about the Xerox team in Superbike Championship, but I can’t but thinking that things are pretty exciting at Ducati.

If you looking for just one more to buy an 1198, then the Quick is as good as any. Handling is and this engine will get my thumbs up despite the fact it’s being threatened by figures. Ave Testastretta.

2011 1198 SP Positives:

Impressive Electronics package

18 lightweight fuel tank

handling as always

2011 1198 SP Negatives:

The 1198 is at the end of its (look upon it in another it’s the best 1198

No world superbike kudos in


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