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Ducati 1198 SP


Top Speed: 186 mph

MPG / LPG: Unknown

If good enough for Prince it must be good enough for The royal Easy Rider can be by expert paparazzi on a stealth 2011 Ducati 1198 SP, the tracks of England clad in Jack knee pucks. it’s true.

The beloved has been a diehard fan of two wheels the age of eight, starting on off-road attaining his motorcycle license in working his way up to Japanese street and finally ascending the ladder to the exotic Italian powerhouses of In 2008, William rode to his brother Harry in a motorcycle across South Africa for and Harry has taken riding from MotoGP star Vermeulen, so we know it runs in the

William’s Duc secret was revealed in 2009, when the prince to a polo match on his 1198 S. Of back in November of 2010, placed an order for a brand new Ducati 1198 SP, which the fact that he not only has taste, but also top notch when it comes to the best in style and handling. At $27,200 the factory, it is quite obvious William opted for the full-fireworks as the bike starts at $22,000. But be dealing with a typical 1198 SP in this review, as of us are not privileged enough to experience the two-wheeled royal treatment.

The Ducati 1198 SP resides the caviar of the superbike market, tenaciously next to the BMW S1000 RR and RSV4 Factory. For most a bike of this caliber is unattainable due to its all-star cast of features, which include suspension, Brembo monoblock and a carbon-fiber front fender. The 1198 SP is not just a catwalk the bike is equipped with Italian-engineered L-Twin big bore

If you’re dreaming about the factory track machine, it to be a prince.

Despite the 1198 scintillating, aerodynamic architecture, the has mega balls. Ducati’s liquid-cooled 1198.4cc Testastretta L-Twin engine cranks out 170 hp at rpm and a brutish 97 lb-ft of torque at rpm with an …-chapping 190 mph top speed.

elliptical throttle bodies the 1198 SP more responsive a squirrel on uppers with a of the wrist, and Ducati’s Quick slipper clutch shaved off of our lap times, thanks to its ability to the clutch while keeping the pinned open. Ducati managed to whittle 6.5 pounds off of the SP’s Testastretta engine stacked against the 1098 and we could feel it in the nimbler

The bark of the underseat twin stainless exhaust system throughout the track, emblazoning all the classic Ducati growl. Few can match the unruly vigor in the Ducati 1198 SP’s rev range, and the bike continued to with refined force all day

Ducati gave the 1198 SP the treatment when it came to and a list like this is to overstimulate any track rider’s glands. We’ll begin the 43 mm, fully adjustable Ohlins which are coated with nitride for the ultimate in smoothness. also the plush Ohlins TTX shock, which staved off pogo action significantly.

Add in the steering damper, and our ride was than warm Country especially while planted in For brakes, the Ducati 1198 SP monoblock radials that down on obscene semi-floating 330 mm which oust standard 310 or 320 mm rotors. Matching Brembo cylinders sealed the deal for us, the way to stoppie heaven.

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With ultra lightweight trellis/magnesium chassis and brawny single-sided the 1198 SP was extraordinarily rigid maintaining its anorexic 380 lb-ish weight. Top it all off with 7-spoke wheels, and a feathery rotating never looked so …. the seat can wear on the bottom long laps and the bike’s position is a tad cramped, the Ducati SP proved itself as one of the worthiest street-legal race machines in

The Ducati 1198 SP does not shy technology, as the bike uses Traction Control (DTC), is found on MotoGP bikes. The SP’s DTC provided up to eight of wheel-spin correction, ranging beginner level with correction to pro with minimal

The bike also gave us Data Analyzer, which a multitude of rider inputs throttle opening, bike and rpm, and enabled us to download a displaying each channel for a rider study. Anti-lock are available on the 1198 SP but are an optional We wonder if Prince William ABS for his bike.

The 1198 SP’s instrument seemed like it was borrowed the Jetsons, backed by LEDs and lap times, air temperature, coolant battery voltage, two trip and a gaggle of other useful LEDs also make way into the 1198 SP’s and turn signal lights, and the is composed of two polyellipsoidal units cast a thick beam. the dollar signs pile up in of you yet?

We see a mountain of fun.

Not is the Ducati 1198 SP one of the greatest bikes in existence, but it manages to off sizzling Italian style trumps all other bikes in its From the carbon-fiber front to the sleek, aerodynamic bodywork, the 1198 SP is a knockout at nearly any Ducati also added an tank that boosted the fuel capacity by 2/3 of a gallon, its slightly larger mass unnoticed amid the masterfully body lines.

Prince William doesn’t have expensive taste in but the boy has fantastic taste when it to selecting a stellar machine for the

For a cool 22 grand, the Ducati SP is one of the few bikes to roll out of the dealership all of the bare essentials present for top racing performance. Now you’ll to ask yourself if buying a bike 22,000 bucks is worth the of royalty. You’ll just to ride an 1198 SP to find

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