The Most Amazing 1198S Ducati You Have Ever Seen......Make That Will Ever See!
Producing 170 horsepower (125 kW) and with a dry weight of just 372.6 pounds (169 kg), the new 1198 S now incorporates more World Superbike technology than ever before by taking the 1198 motor and adding top-of-the-range suspension, lightweight chassis components and a true racing-style traction control system designed for road use.
The high performance, fully adjustable 43 mm Öhlins forks, which sport low friction titanium nitride-treated 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 tire-to-road contact patch, a feature that puts every rider in superior control. The suspension set-up at the rear is complemented with a fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock equipped with a ride enhancing top-out spring and mounted to a single-sided swingarm for outstanding drive and traction. The front-to-rear Öhlins package is completed with a control-enhancing adjustable steering damper.
The 'S' sets the 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 tires, brakes and wheels. Lighter wheels have a lower 'moment of inertia' that is beneficial with every direction change and application of the brakes. The 1198 S addresses this important area by mounting new 7-spoke GP replica Marchesini forged and machined wheels. 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 1198 S is supplied with the Ducati Data Analysis (DDA) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC) systems as standard equipment. The DDA package enables the retrieval and analysis of data collected from your previous track session or road trip. DTC monitors front and rear wheel speeds to detect rear wheel-spin under acceleration and electronically reduces engine power to restore traction. We see lots of motorcycles in this business but this is a true a Superbike and here is why. Take the Ducati carbon fiber body work and apply a custom, gorgeous red paint job but allow windows that show the carbon fiber beneath the glossy red paint. Remove the original Marchesini Forged Wheels and replace them with a genuine set of real Dymag carbon fiber wheels, a red billet aluminum clutch cover saves a bit of weight and looks terrific so let's add one of those. Next up a lighter weight black aluminum sprocket and a Ducati "Slipper" clutch. Attack Performance makes the best adjustable foot controls, and triple clamps so let's add those as well. Take a close look at the photos and you notice a carbon fiber quick release fuel cap, a full titanium Akrapovic Evolution system that was dyno tuned to perfection with ECU and Power Commander chip. The Pozzo Levers, Ohlins "Super Bike" valve kit and countless other details makes this one stand out "head and shoulders" above the rest. If you are looking for an amazing 1198S that is really extra special, you found it right here at Irv Seaver Motorcycles. Finally, the best part is it has just under 1200 miles so it is really fresh and fully sorted out. Why not make it yours? This is surely one of a kind!