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Ducati 98

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The Ducati 98 . 98N . 98T . 98TL . 98 Sport and 98 Super Sport (98SS) a series of single-cylinder OHV, pressed-steel frame motorcycles by Ducati Meccanica from to 1958. The 98 Sport sold in in 1956 for ₤178 10s, would be ₤3,323 as of 2011, inflation.

Ducati was one of several companies that did well in the with lightweight sporting like the 98, especially the 98 Sport, production recovered relatively after WWII, and because the understood that a model a racing pedigree, stylish and a bit of excitement was, in the Italian mind, likely to sell in numbers than a dull no matter how well engineered, and practical.


The series was envisioned as a low performance model, but the 98 Sport of became Ducati’s first sporting model. The new design by chief engineer, Giovanni made its debut at the 1952 Show with the showing of the 98N and 98T twin seat). The following the 98 Sport was presented at the same a lighter bike with instead of chrome steel and a higher state of tune, and the of a finned oil cooler at the front of the

Although the 98 had some success in its limitations made Ducati Giuseppe Montano decide to a racing program led by a new engineer, Taglioni. Though Taglioni worked on the new OHC bikes, he might influenced the 98S of 1954.


at the time found the bike but were generally positive, the sporting feel of the suspension, and brakes, as well praising the economy and the Italian styling. The would prove to be one of Ducati’s successful early efforts. The performance, and stylish looks of the 98S popular in the Italian la passeggiata cruising scene) of the era and sold in the home market.

Today the 98 Sport is the model of series most sought by collectors and restorers. The other while originally more today suffer from a of parts and relatively low resale

Though similar in name, the 98 TS (aka 98 Bronco) was different the earlier 98 range, having a engine (7:1 compression) and a new full-cradle tubular steel

98 Super Sport mystery

are questions as to the existence of the 98 Super as a distinct model from the 98 While authors Ian Falloon and Walker describe such a saying it was faster and lighter the 98 Sport, with Walker that the 98 SS is very rare and after by collectors, other such as photographs of the elusive 98 SS, is One explanation is that the name Sport was used instead of after 1955 as a marketing rather than a technical to describe the last, and best of the 98 Sport models.

^ Falloon (2004) pp. 16-18 ^ 1956 ^ Walker (1997), p. ^ Ducati 98 Tech Spec ^ (1997), p. 17 ^ Woolett (1957) ^ (2006) p. 96 ^ Heritage: Ducati 98 ^ (2004) p. 18 ^ Faloon (2006) p. ^ Fallon (2006) p. 14 ^ Thompson p. 12 ^ Walker (1997), p. 14. ^ Salvadori ^ Walker (2002) p. 12 If you find an 98 Sport grab it, if you uncover a condition 98 Super Sport it!

The standard models are much attractive and therefore far less ^ Falloon (2004) p. 19 ^ Ruffini p. 25. Communque, la denominazione 98 SS viene sui documenti della Casa; forse per definare in termini e commerciali, anziché tecnici, e piú brillante linea della 98 S. . the SS name is ignored in the Ducati documents: it was probably meant to in practical and commercial terms, than technical terms, the and more performing line of 98 S

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