Great Running, Great Looking and It's Ducati Red.....Of Course!
The 1098 immediately stands out for its determined and aggressive stance. Every detail insists that performance is paramount.
Traditional Ducati features such as a high set tail section, under-tail exhaust, single-sided swingarm, narrow profile and a rock-solid front end all emphasize the 1098’s aerodynamics and handling capabilities. Add to this a powerful Testastretta Evoluzione engine and you have a Ducati that looks like it's moving even when it's standing still.
The 1098 is a milestone both for Ducati and production sportbikes in general. It is the first production bike to feature Brembo monobloc calipers, an onboard data-logging system and new 'smart' technology for the single-sided swingarm. Oval throttle bodies and the new dashboard are innovations direct from Ducati's MotoGP effort and appear on a road-going sportbike for the first time ever with the 1098. Simply put, the 1098 has a racing soul.
SATISFYING ALL THE SENSES
The throaty roar of the twin under-seat exhausts are synchronized with the howl of the elliptical throttle bodies providing a fitting fanfare for the new 1098 Testastretta Evoluzione engine. The huge 104 millimeter bore and all-new cylinder head design unite to produce an awesome 160 horsepower and an arm-wrenching 90-plus foot pounds of torque. Developed together with Ducati Corse, the 1098 is a masterpiece of incredible performance and innovation.