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The 2007 1098 S is the most performing roadgoing Ducati in 2007, thanks to extreme weight saving and massive use of racing components that further improve the record-breaking starting project. If you whish to get the best in superbikes, your dream will come true with the 1098 S.
1098 S suspensions reach the highest performance standards. The fully adjustable 43mm FG511 Öhlins front fork surprisingly takes care of any road imperfection for you. High-quality TiN surface coating gives the rider a perfect feeling of what’s going on between the front tire and the road, delivering top riding control.
Front fork is perfectly matched by 46PRC Öhlins shock absorber: this
fully adjustable unit, featuring a topout spring and adjustable spring
preload takes control of the rear end giving superior traction and steering.
In additino to the above, the “S” shows unrivalled attention to weight saving. Any sport or racing bike is designed for maximum unsprung weight saving. The “S” addresses unsprung weight reduction by forged machined Marchesini lightweight rims for a 1.9kg weight saving that greatly improves handling.
On top of all that the “S” also features DDA datalogging system that allows logging and storing data from your road trips or track sessions, and comes with an installation software CD and an USB flash memory for data storage.
The 2007 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 Öhlins 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 Öhlins 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 Öhlins 46PRC rear shock with
a ride enhancing top-out spring, controlling the single-sided swingarm for
outstanding drive, traction and steering precision. The Öhlins 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. 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 Analyzer 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.
Features and Benefits:
The result: the 1098 is the most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle in the world with the highest torque-to-weight ratio of any sport bike. The 1098 is the lightest, fastest stopping, quickest lapping Ducati in history. For the first time Ducati MotoGP and World Superbike technology have been combined to create a premier street bike. The results are stunning.
DESIGNED BY THE RACETRACK
2007 RANGE MODELS
The Testastretta EVOluzione engine is the crowning glory of Ducati’s development and perfection of the L-Twin engine. World Superbike dominance for the last 15 years is the result of continual commitment to twin-cylinder technology and the 1098 Testastretta EVOluzione, the most powerful twin-cylinder production engine in history, is a fitting reward to our engineers’ continued ingenuity.
CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION
The 1098 chassis and suspension have received the same detailed study and performance first priority approach. The goal was to achieve considerable weight saving while building-in strength and rigidity to manage the new high-powered Testastretta EVOluzione engine. Each and every component not only contributes to achieving superior road holding and stability, but when assembled, become a system with value far greater than the sum of all its parts.
BRAKES WHEELS AND BODY
INSTRUMENTS, DATA AND LIGHTING
Readers of “Motorrad” and “In Moto” vote their “Motorcycle of the year 2007”
This time it was the votes of readers of two top-flight international magazines - the German publication “Motorrad” and the Italian mag “IN MOTO” - that decreed which would be the best motorcycle of 2007. Once again Ducati played a leading role, stealing the scene and winning both consensus and awards – clear indicators of the continuing worldwide success enjoyed by the latest “made in Borgo Panigale” models.
This international award involves some of the most important magazines in the industry. In Italy votes were gathered by the monthly magazine IN MOTO: on Tuesday 13th March, after counting up the 24,853 ballot papers sent in to the editors, the “Motorcycles of the year 2007” were finally made known.
Ducati triumphed in a good three of the eight categories into which the motorcycles were divided, winning first place among the sports models (with the superbly stylish and high performance 1098 of course) with 29.9% of the vote. The runner-up was the MV Agusta F4 1000 R and in third place it was Ducati yet again with the Desmosedici RR, the esoteric and exclusive MotoGP road replica. The Multistrada 1100 - in the road bikes category– also came up trumps by coming first with 12% of the votes, ahead of the Yamaha FZ1 Fazer and the Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport. In the enduro/supermotard category it was a landslide victory for the all-new Hypermotard (to be launched on the market in May): sweeping aside the competition, it took a massive 33.5% of the votes, beating the BMW R 1200 GS and KTM 950 Supermoto hands down.
During the night of 15th March, the renowned German magazine MOTORRAD which, with a circulation of 200,000 copies, is Europe’s most-read bike mag, also elected the best motorcycles of 2007: readers sent in a whopping 36,672 ballot papers. Once again, there were eight categories and, once again, Ducati cornered the votes.
In the sports motorcycles category awards were won by two Ducatis; in
first place came the 1098, with 12.1% of the vote, followed by the
Desmosedici RR (11.2%). Like in Italy, it was a surprise victory for Ducati
in the enduro/supermotard category where, with a percentage of 18.3%, the
Hypermotard beat – playing away! – the German BMW GS 1200 (16.8 %).