Öhlins 43mm fully adjustable upside-down fork with TiN
120 mm / 4.7 in
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins TTXR
monoshock with top-out spring. Aluminium single-sided swingarm.
/ 5.1 IN
2x 330mm discs 4 piston calipers
Single 245mm disc 2 piston caliper
24°3° / 24,5°
28°30' / 28,5°
Length 2100 mm / 82.6 in
Height 1100 mm / 43.3 in
1430 mm / 56.3 in
840 mm /
173 kg /
15.5 Litres / 4.1 gal
Standing 0 - 100km
Standing 0 - 140km
Standing 0 - 200km
sec / 213.2 km/h
Standing 1000 m
20.3 sec / 250.0 km/h
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.
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.
Öhlins package is completed by an adjustable steering damper that delivers
extra control and stability.
In additino to the above, the “S” shows unrivalled attention to weight
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
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:
ENGINEERED BY THE STOPWATCH
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 and performance increased to the maximum. If it
didn’t make the 1098 lighter, faster or deliver quicker lap times, it wasn’t
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
The look and stance of the 1098 were designed by the combination of race
track technology, track-derived components and Ducati heritage. The 1098’s
striking aerodynamic shape naturally embraces its riding position,
configured by our racers and test riders for optimum speed and agility. The
racing spirit takes form.
2007 RANGE MODELS
The Superbike is available in three versions: the awesome 1098; the 1098 S,
for those who demand the ultimate in performance with the very best
suspension, lightweight wheels and components; and the special 'Tricolore'
in green white and red - the colours of the Italian national flag - with
"Racing Gold" frame and wheels, plus Termignoni racing muffler kit with
THE NEW TESTASTRETTA EVOLUZIONE ENGINE
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
BRAKES WHEELS AND BODY
With a Superbike as capable as the 1098, superior stopping power is
fundamental. The 1098 is the first production street bike to use Brembo’s
Monobloc caliper racing technology. The M4-34 calipers are machined from a
single piece of alloy, vs. the bolt-together construction of conventional
calipers. The Monobloc design has much higher rigidity and resistance to
distortion during extreme braking, and therefore gives a much more precise
feel at the brake lever.
INSTRUMENTS, DATA AND LIGHTING
Desmosedici-style digital instrumentation is taken from Ducati’s MotoGP GP7
project. This pure racing, minimalist solution by Digitek has no switches or
buttons to compromise its clean lines.
With the purchase of the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA), which includes PC
software, a USB-ready data retrieval card and instructions, owners are ready
to review and analyse the performance of the 1098 and its rider, and make
comparisons between various channels of information.
Readers of “Motorrad” and “In Moto” vote their “Motorcycle of the year
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
Once again, there were eight categories and, once again, Ducati cornered the
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 %).
Acknowledged by 29% of readers as the best sports motorcycle brand, Ducati
trounced the opposition in this segment, too, winning over 29 % of the
readers of this authoritative German publication, who preferred the “Reds of
Borgo Panigale” to Suzuki (12.2%) and Yamaha (10.1%).
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