DUCATI 1198 (2011-2012) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Sport / Super Sport
Production years: 2011, 2012

DUCATI 1198 2011-2012 6 Photos
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In 2011, at the INTERMOT Motorcycle Show in Germany, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer launched the Ducati 1198, a sports machine that introduced several types of equipment as standard.

The 2011 Ducati 1198 was fitted with Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Quick Shifter (DQS), and Ducati Data Analyzer (DDA) as standard equipment. The DQS system marked the first time in history that quick-shift electronics were fitted to a production Ducati machine.

The bike was similar to its predecessor in the appearance department, with a full fairing, a small windscreen, twin eye-shaped headlights, a single seat, an under-seat-mounted exhaust system, and ten-spoke lightweight alloy wheels.

The bike was brought to life by a 1,198cc four-stroke liquid-cooled V-twin engine coupled to an electronically controlled fuel injection system, delivering an output power of 170 hp at 9,750 rpm and 132 Nm (97 lb-ft) torque at 8,000 rpm.

The engine was coupled to a six-speed manual transmission with a dry multi-plate clutch and a final chain drive, pushing the bike to a top speed of 280 kph (174 mph).

The suspension system was operated by a 43 mm fully adjustable upside-down telescopic Ohlins fork on the front and a fully adjustable Showa shock absorber on the rear, delivering excellent handling.

The braking system was carried from its predecessor, with a 245 mm disc, a dual-piston caliper on the rear, and two 330 mm discs with four-piston calipers on the front, delivering excellent stopping power.

DUCATI 1198 2011-2012

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engine specs
Type:liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree V-Twin, DOHC, desmodromic 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement:1198 cm3
Bore X Stroke:4.2x2.7 in OR 107 mm
Compression Ratio:12.7:1
Horsepower:170/9750 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:97/8000 lb-ft/RPM OR 132/8000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:EFI
transmission specs
Gearbox:6-speed, manual
Clutch:dry, multiplate, hydraulic
Primary Drive:straight cut gears
Final Drive:chain
chassis specs
Frame:steel, trellis
Front Suspension:43mm Showa fully-adjustable upside-down fork, TiO-coated
Rear Suspension:Showa fully-adjustable monoshock with progressive linkage
Front Brake:dual 330mm discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake:single 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
dimension specs
Overall Length:82.7 in OR 2101 mm
Overall Width:-
Seat Height:32.3 in OR 820 mm
Wheelbase:56.3 in OR 1430 mm
Ground Clearance:-
Weight:377 lbs OR 171 kg
Fuel Capacity:4.2 gallons OR 15.9 L
tyres specs
Front:120/70 ZR17
Rear:190/55 ZR17
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