Ducati North America announces the international launch and North American pricing for the new 1098 Superbike.
This incredible new machine produces 160hp and 90.4lbs/ft of torque, which results in making the 1098 the most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle in the world, with the highest torque-to-weight ratio of any sport bike. In addition, the 1098 is also the lightest open class Superbike available, weighing 381 pounds.
The priority in every step of the 1098 development has been performance first.
Every system, every detail and every component has been studied and pared down to its essence in order to increase performance to the maximum. If it didn't make the 1098 lighter, faster or deliver quicker lap times, it wasn't considered.
The 1098 will be available in three versions starting in February. The 1098 Biposto will carry a manufacturers suggested retail price of $14,995. The 1098 S will be priced at $19,995, while the limited edition 1098 S Tri-Colore will be $24,995. The 1098 S Tri-Colore will feature a evocative red, white and green racing livery and a Termignoni performance exhaust system, among other performance enhancements.
Prices in Canada will be $19,995 for standard version, while the 1098 S will be $24,995 and the Tri-Colore will be $29,995.
"We are very pleased to announce not only a radical new Superbike family, but also a brand new competitive pricing structure. We have worked very long and hard to make this happen, and we are excited to introduce this motorcycle to the American public at the Seattle round of the International Motorcycle Shows, which happens December 1-3," said Michael Lock, CEO of Ducati North America.
Headlamps: Aggressive-looking horizontal twin headlamps sport the latest polyellipsoidal lighting technology.
Instrumentation: MotoGP instrumentation, taken directly from the Desmosedici GP7, is handlebar switch-gear controlled.
Swingarm: Lightweight, rigid, single-sided swingarm with unique cast/fabricated manufacturing technique.
Monobloc Brakes: Racing-style radially mounted, high performance Brembo Monobloc brake technology
Engine: The 160hp 1098 Testastretta Evoluzione engine is the most advanced, most powerful L-Twin engine ever produced.
Exhaust: Twin under-seat exhausts in stainless steel terminate the 2-1-2 lightweight system.
Type: L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Bore x Stroke: 104x64.7mm
Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
Power: 160hp - 119.3kw @ 9750rpm
Torque: 12.5kgm - 90.4lb-ft @ 8000rpm
Fuel injection: Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies.
Exhaust: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and lambda probe. Twin stainless steel mufflers
Emissions: Euro 3
Gearbox: 6 speed
Primary drive: Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 38
Clutch: Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
Wheelbase: 1430mm / 56.3 in
Steering angle: 28,5
Front suspension: Showa 43mm with TiO fully adjustable upside-down fork
Front wheel travel: 5in
Front wheel: 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel: 5in
Rear wheel: 5-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17
Rear tire: 190/55 ZR17
Front brake: 2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc calipers 4-piston, 2-pad.
Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Fuel tank capacity: 4.1 US gal (of which 1 US gal reserve)
Dry weight: 381lbs
Seat height: 32.2in
Max height: 43.3in
Max length: 82.6in
Instruments: Digital MotoGP derived unit displaying: Speedometer, rev counter, clock, scheduled maintenance warning, warning light for low oil pressure, fuel level, oil temperature, fuel reserve, trip fuel, neutral, turn signals, average speed, average fuel consumption, remaining fuel metre, immobilizer. Ready for DDA system.
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Versions: Dual seat