The new 1098 S has achieved the status of the highest performance Ducati street bike ever by reducing weight to the max and adding world-class components to an already record-breaking design. If owning the ultimate Superbike is your dream, the `S' is ready to deliver.
Suspension is of the very highest performance standard. The fully adjustable 43mm hlins FG511 forks, which sport low friction Titanium Nitride fork sliders, respond effortlessly to every imperfection in the tarmac. Beyond their advanced engineering solutions, one of the most important characteristics of hlins forks is their ability to communicate the condition and quality of the tyre-to-road contact patch, a feature that puts every rider in superior control. The suspension system is completed and perfectly balanced by using a fully adjustable hlins 46PRC rear shock with a ride enhancing top-out spring, controlling the single-sided swingarm for outstanding drive, traction and steering precision. The hlins package is completed with a control-enhancing adjustable steering damper.
The `S' also sets a new standard for lightweight performance. On any sport or race bike, the most effective area to reduce weight is its "unsprung weight". These are components like tyres, brakes and wheels. Lighter wheels have a lower `moment of inertia' that is beneficial with every direction change and application of the brakes. The 1098 addresses this important area by mounting Marchesini forged and machined wheels, reducing weight by 1.9kg (4lbs). Both front and rear are super lightweight and their benefit is immediately apparent. A red pin-stripe around the front and rear rime denotes their high-tech `S' status. The weight saving is further enhanced with the application of a carbon fibre front fender.
The 1098 S is also supplied with the Ducati Data Analysis system as standard equipment. The DDA package supplied with the `S' version enables the retrieval of data and analysis of data collected from your previous track session or road trip. The DDA package includes software for your personal computer on CD, a data retrieval USB key and instructions.