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Barnett’s was founded in 1971, and has been providing quality products to the Raleigh/Triangle area ever since. Barnett’s is the areas authorized dealer of both Ducati and Suzuki vehicles. We carry Motorcycles, Scooters, ATV’s new and Used. Look no further than Barnett’s for our large inventory of Ducati and Suzuki motorcycles, and the largest selection of OEM parts for your Ducati or Suzuki Motorcycle or ATV. We also carry a large assortment of apparel and accessories.

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1509 Lake Wheeler Rd        Raleigh, NC 27603-2325

Phone:  919-833-5575

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New 2013 Diavel Dark

New  2013 Ducati Diavel Dark

Only $ 14,495*

m.s.r.p. $ 17,695        Financing as low as 6.72%

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*Not including freight, assembly, service, tax, title, and tag.

 

2013 Ducati Diavel Dark

The dark side of power

Totally black, powerful, assertive. Sophisticated design meets the power and exuberance of 162 hp. The striking engine color dominates the details, revealing the Diavel’s very essence.

Diavel concept

The Diavel project was born when Ducati designers applied their wish-list of bike “basic instincts” to a blank canvas. With a “what if?” approach to creating a dream bike, they sketched inspiring shapes which became a lower and longer motorcycle. “The challenge of building a muscular silhouette over a pure-bred competition motor had to be met with determination and a delicate touch, and the result is a frontal area that looks like a power athlete on the starting blocks,” explains the team at Ducati Design responsible for the project. “With the front wheel kept close to the Diavel’s body and using the short tail of a sport bike, we were able to blend this muscular design with a chassis that matched.”

Diavel design

The stance of the Diavel is that of readiness, dominance, and confidence bordering on superiority. With lateral radiators adding muscle to its broad “shoulders,” which then taper down across the engine and into the belly-fairing with oil cooler, the athlete took shape. A massive 240 section rear tyre was a perfect example of how Diavel designers used a no-compromise attitude when applying their wish list of features. The sheer width of rubber communicates so much power and style that the R&D team vowed to find a way to make it handle – even if they knew the image would send a seismic shock through the industry. The Diavel is a true Ducati, born from a passion for motorcycling and designed to deliver authentic Ducati performance in every respect.

 

2013 Ducati Diavel Dark Key Features

Engine

Testastretta 11°

The Diavel’s heart is the Ducati Testastretta 11° – developed directly from the incredibly powerful, world-beating race engines of Ducati Corse. Ducati’s Testastretta 11° harnesses the immense power of the Superbike engine and makes it smooth and adaptable, a massive step forward in balancing high-performance with an enjoyable ride. For an engine with brute power on tap when needed and smooth, user-friendliness available for an effortless and comfortable ride, Ducati revised the configuration of the cam timing with particular focus on the valve overlap angle. The overlap angle is defined as the interval of crankshaft rotation, measured in degrees, during which both the intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time. This overlap occurs between the end of the exhaust stroke and the start of the intake stroke. High performance engines, which are subject to compromising smoothness for extreme power delivery, use high values of this parameter in order to benefit from the pressure waves to improve engine performance by maximizing volumetric efficiency. On the Testastretta 11° engine, this angle has been reduced from 41°, used in the Testastretta Evoluzione engine which powers the 1198, to 11°. As a result, the fresh inlet charge flow is less compromised by the exiting exhaust gases, resulting in a much smoother combustion in addition to improved fuel economy and lower exhaust emissions.

Ride-by-Wire

The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the Diavel’s twistgrip and engine, which configures an ideal power response depending on the riding mode selected. The twistgrip no longer has a throttle cable connected directly to the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers a signal to a control unit, which in turn operates the butterfly opening electronically. The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate the power delivery: 162hp with a sports-type delivery 162hp with a progressive delivery suitable for touring 100hp with progressive delivery for city use

15,000 miles between major services

Constant investment in quality by design, advanced materials and engineering techniques have enabled the distance between major service intervals (valve clearance check) to be increased to a highly competitive 15,000 miles. This has been achieved with the introduction of new valve seat materials, improved combustion efficiency and temperature management designed into the Testastretta 11° engine.

Twin lateral radiators

The technical solution employed for keeping the frontal lines of the Diavel clean was to place two highly efficient lateral radiators on both sides of the bike. These well-ducted units, located beneath the fuel tank, use aerodynamics to help draw air flow through the radiators and are assisted by high-flow electric fans when required. The design combines form and function to enhance the muscular shape of the bike.

Slipper clutch

The transmission features an oil bath clutch with “slipper” function and super-light feel at the lever. Its design uses a progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together when under drive from the engine, enabling the reduction of the clutch spring rates. This results in a much lighter clutch lever at the handlebar, ideal in stop-start traffic or during long journeys. When the drive force is reversed (over-run), the same mechanism reduces the pressure on the clutch plates, enabling them to provide a race-like “slipper” action, which reduces the destabilizing effect of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and provides a much smoother feeling when closing the throttle or down-shifting under normal riding conditions.

Exhaust system

The massive 58mm (2.28in) section exhaust headers lead the 2-1-2 system through power-enhancing equal lengths that enable the Diavel’s efficient power delivery. The engine management system dedicates a lambda probe to each header, providing precise fueling via a large airbox, while the stylish cannon-style, vertically stacked silencers carry catalytic converters to provide Euro 3 conformity and electronically controlled mid-section valve optimizes exhaust pressures throughout the rev-range.

Power and Torque

With its 162hp and colossal 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) of torque, the Diavel Testastretta 11° engine is all about authentic Ducati Desmodromic performance. The revised intake and exhaust ports combined with radical adjustment of the cam timing have enabled Ducati to achieve a fantastic torque curve at low rpm, which remains strong through a wider rev-range. The increase in bottom-end torque is managed by Ducati’s Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system to considerably enhance the Diavel’s effortless ridability, while ensuring plenty of power remains on tap for high-rpm riding.

 

Chassis

14-spoke wheels

The Diavel rolls on stunning, custom 14-spoke wheels with machine-finished detailing. The front rim is 3.5×17, while the rear, which is “flow-formed” for enhanced structure and lightness, boasts a massive 8×17 rim.

Fuel tank and air intakes

The Diavel’s 17l (4.5 gal US) fuel tank represents an integral part of the bike’s overall styling. Its wide, long lines sweep down from the headlamp assembly into the seat and rear sub-frame to create a seamless profile. While the focal point of the tank is the high resolution display panel, the steel tank skin and well-sculpted knee panels add a solid feel to the Diavel and a high tech composite look to the Diavel Carbon. On each side of the front of the tank are massive air intakes formed in aluminum to feed the engine’s large airbox.

Diavel frame assembly

The signature Ducati Trellis frame uses large diameter, light gauge tubing with two lateral die-cast aluminum sections that flow into the rear subframe. This achieves massive torsional rigidity while remaining lightweight and compact. The two sections form a rear-end structure by attaching onto either side of a complex techno-polymer component.

Sachs rear suspension

The Diavel have a Sachs rear suspension unit slung low under the chassis in a horizontal position, operated by a progressive pull-rod linkage from the swingarm. Adjustable in compression and rebound damping, the unit uses a handy control for easy spring pre-load adjustment.

Single-sided swingarm

The long, die-cast aluminum, single-sided swingarm provides great “feel” at the rear-end with a wheelbase of 1590mm (62.6in) and a stance that provides lean angles of up to 41°.

Braking system

The Diavel front brakes use Brembo’s incredibly powerful Monobloc calipers, which deliver outstanding performance actuated by new integral alloy master cylinders with unique shape reservoirs sporting milled tops. The 4-piston, twin radially-mounted calipers grip 320mm discs, while a single 265mm disc on the rear is gripped by a two piston caliper, also by Brembo.

Twin-level seat

The Diavel’s twin-level seat is wide, comfortable and beautifully shaped to fit the flowing lines of the machine and at 770mm (30.3in), has one of the lowest seat heights in the Ducati range. That low seating position, in addition to a low slung chassis set-up that weighs in at just 210kg (463lb) – 207kg (456lb) for the Diavel Carbon – enables the rider to get both feet on the ground for a sure-footed and confident stance. The seat also comes with a beautifully shaped and easily removable single seat cover, which is formed in carbon fiber on the Diavel Carbon.
Equipment
Ducati Traction Control (DTC)

The racing-derived Ducati Traction Control (DTC) is a highly intelligent system which acts as a filter between the rider’s right hand and the rear tyre. Within milliseconds, DTC is able to detect and control rear wheel-spin, considerably increasing the bike’s active safety and performance. The system offers eight levels of “sensitivity”, each programmed with an amount of rear wheel-spin tolerance. These levels are in line with progressive levels of riding skills classified from one to eight. Level one is programmed to offer the least amount of interaction for sport-oriented riders, while level eight uses the most amount of interaction for complete confidence. DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customized and saved to suit the rider by accessing the new user-friendly set-up menu. A “default”option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.

ABS

The Diavel is equipped with the latest, most compact, Ducati Bosch-Brembo ABS system as original equipment, providing a major contribution towards performance control. Top Brembo components combined with Bosch ABS, the special Diavel chassis configuration and Pirelli’s Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) result in a braking performance even greater than that of the awesome Ducati Superbikes.

Split-level instrumentation

The upper LCD display is mounted on the bar-riser and provides main information such as speed and rpm, in addition to warning lights, time and temperature. The lower, full color Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display is styled into the fuel tank and provides an incredibly clear account of current Riding Mode, gear selection and DTC setting as well as total mileage and trips. Used on mobile phones and computers, TFT technology is a variant of LCD and displays easy-to-read high resolution graphics. The Diavel’s TFT display goes one step further by using the sensitivity of its surrounding light to decide upon black or white background color. When stationary, the lower display also doubles as the latest user-friendly control panel to personalize DTC and RbW settings within each Riding Mode before saving.

Lighting

The Diavel uses two clear vertical strips of LED lighting to provide tail and brake light illumination as well as directional indicators. The strips follow the precise line of the under-seat paneling, providing great visibility of the rear-end while keeping the external lines of the bike clean. The front directional indicators are clear lens LED strips mounted vertically down the leading edge of the lateral radiator covers. The headlamp gives the Diavel immediate Ducati identity and is supported by an aluminum outer body. The light uses high and low beam double reflectors to illuminate the road ahead, in addition to incorporating a horizontal strip of LED positioning lights for optimum visibility.

Pirelli tires

Ducati’s technical partner, Pirelli, worked with the Diavel’s designers and engineers to develop the incredible new Diablo Rosso II tyres. While the front uses a conventional 120/70×17 section with a new tread pattern designed for enhanced wet weather performance, the 240/45×17 rear represents the latest innovation in tire design with a sport-oriented profile being applied to custom-style width. The massive rear employs bi-compound technology to enable high grip levels at full lean angle while providing high mileage and uses Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) to maximize the contact patch at all angles. The tread pattern and compounds deliver great performance in all conditions, especially the wet.

Hands-free ignition

The Diavel’s ignition is actuated by an electronic key in the rider’s pocket, which communicates with the motorcycle when within a distance of approximately 2 meters (6.5ft). The motorcycle recognizes the dedicated key code and automatically enables the bike’s systems. Pressing the key-on switch then activates all systems to “on” and the engine is ready to be started. The electronic key, which internally consists of a radio circuit, externally doubles as a mechanical flip-key, required to open the seat and fuel tank cap. When parking the motorcycle, an electronic lock can be actuated on the steering simply by applying full steering-lock and pressing the ignition-off button a second time.

Footpegs and grab-rail

Passengers on the Diavel will appreciate the way the slender passenger footpegs ingeniously fold down from the rear sub-frame as well as the innovative, T-bar shaped grab-rail assembly, which slides out from the rear of the seat. Deployed from a mechanism under the seat, the grab-rail provides a comfortable and confidence-inspiring grip for the passenger, while the shape perfectly blends into the lines of the tail-piece when retracted. Both passenger-friendly features are crafted in forged aluminum and shot-peened for strength and uniform finish before being black anodized to become almost invisible when folded away.

Innovative number plate mount

Employing the double strip of multi-functional LEDs for the rear lighting of the Diavel required an innovative solution for the mounting of the number plate. The unique design uses mounts on the rear hub of the single-sided swingarm to extend an elegant and Ducati signature Trellis framework around the 240 section rear tyre, enabling a central mounting of the plate. The framework carries a hidden power feed to dedicated LED illumination for the number plate, eliminating any reliance on the main rear lights and creating a clean feature around the rear of the seat. This design solution represents the first of its kind and an example of the incredible attention to the Diavel’s detail.

Controls

The Diavel handlebar shape and arrangement leaves the rider feeling comfortable and in command. Wide, tapered section aluminum bars with new custom designed provide a clean and minimalist set-up, while stylish, forged-aluminum supported mirrors deliver a generous view to the rear. Switchgear control is taken care of by Ducati’s latest and most minimalist design with slim-line bodies housing easy-to-use switches and buttons and a unique weapons-like “trigger catch” that slides down to cover the starter button when activating the kill-switch. While the indicator cancel button doubles as a scroll-and-select for fast and easy Riding Mode changes, switches above and below serve to navigate the new high-resolution display control panel.

2013 Ducati Diavel Dark Features and Benefits

The shape of power and style

The Ducati Diavel was first introduced to an excited public at the 2010 Milan International Motorcycle Show and has since amazed motorcyclists the world over, collecting awards along the way to become one of Ducati’s most desired models. The innovative machine combines decades of twin-cylinder heritage and Italian style and rolls into 2013 with an exciting line-up that sees the flagship Diavel Carbon now exclusively in carbon red and the standard Diavel in three stunning new colour versions: The Diavel Dark in matte black with black-finished componentry and two “street-sport” schemes that introduce metallic blue or Ducati red with stylish white stripes, white wheels and special defining features.

Custom shop beauty, state-of-the-art technology, innovative design and extraordinary riding pleasure are masterfully blended into the Diavel, a motorcycle that has now set a new benchmark in the sport cruiser segment, just reward for the innovative designers and engineers that created it.

Built to have a commanding presence, though lightweight and agile like all Ducatis, the Diavel takes the man-motorcycle relationship to the next level in absolute comfort. For connoisseurs of technology, ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Riding Modes deliver a confidence-inspiring sophistication while stunning looks, 162hp and 205kg* (452lb) of authentic Ducati performance drives a comfortable sport lifestyle that could only be dreamt of before.

Merging the worlds of power and style has never been achieved with such convincing precision. A specially engineered 240 section rear tyre combined with famous Ducati chassis technology serves up mind-blowing handling and lean angles which defy the laws of physics, whether carving through curves on your favorite road or just riding out for a night on the town. *Diavel Carbon version

 

DIAVEL DESIGN

Basic instincts

The Diavel project was born when Ducati designers applied their wish-list of bike “basic instincts” to a blank canvas. With a “what if?” approach to creating a dream bike, they sketched inspiring shapes which became a lower and longer motorcycle.

“The challenge of building a muscular silhouette over a pure-bred competition motor had to be met with determination and a delicate touch, and the result is a frontal area that looks like a power athlete on the starting blocks,” explained the team at Ducati Design responsible for the project. “With the front wheel kept close to the Diavel’s body and using the short tail of a sport bike, we were able to blend this muscular design with a chassis that matched.”

If the stance of a SreetFighter is that of “anger,” the stance of the Diavel is of readiness, dominance, and confidence bordering on superiority. With lateral radiators adding muscle to its broad “shoulders,” which then taper down across the engine and into the belly-fairing with oil cooler, the athlete took shape.

A massive 240 section rear tire was a perfect example of how Diavel designers used a no-compromise attitude when applying their wish list of features. The sheer width of rubber communicates so much power and style that the R&D team vowed to find a way to make it handle – even if they knew the image would send a seismic shock through the industry.

Ducati’s philosophy for innovation has always been to push the boundaries of design in the name of exciting motorcycles. Sometimes “gut feelings” are what count, and having the strength to commit to them shows the kind of bravery that has guided Ducati to World Championships. The Diavel is a true Ducati, born from a passion for motorcycling and designed to deliver authentic Ducati performance in every respect.

“Diavel”

The name “Diavel” was inspired by the Bolognese dialect word for “devil”. One day, early in the development process of the bike, the first prototype was assembled and wheeled out in front of a group of Ducati engineers and technicians who were viewing the complete motorcycle for the first time. One person looking from the rear of the bike saw its silhouette and exclaimed in Bolognese dialect: “Ignurànt comm’ al diavel!” Which means: “Evil, just like the devil!”

Reminiscent of how the “Monster” was named almost 20 years before, the Diavel now follows the same Bolognese tradition, shaping the future of motorcycling while staying faithful to its heritage.

Rider and passenger comfort

The Diavel’s twin-level seat is wide, comfortable and beautifully shaped to fit the flowing lines of the machine and at 770mm (30.3in), has one of the lowest seat heights in the Ducati range. That low seating position, in addition to a low slung chassis set-up that weighs in at just 210kg (463lb) – 205kg (452lb) for the Diavel Carbon – enables the rider to get both feet on the ground for a sure-footed and confident stance. The seat also comes with a beautifully shaped and easily removable single seat cover, which is formed in carbon fibre on the Diavel Carbon.

Passengers on the Diavel will appreciate the way the slender passenger footpegs ingeniously fold down from the rear sub-frame as well as the innovative, T-bar shaped grab-rail assembly, which slides out from the rear of the seat. Deployed from a mechanism under the seat, the grab-rail provides a comfortable and confidence-inspiring grip for the passenger, while the shape perfectly blends into the lines of the tail-piece when retracted. Both passenger-friendly features are crafted in forged aluminum and shot-peened for
strength and uniform finish before being black anodized to become almost invisible when folded away.

Lighting

The Diavel uses two clear vertical strips of LED lighting to provide tail and brake light illumination as well as directional indicators. The strips follow the precise line of the under-seat paneling, providing great visibility of the rear-end while keeping the external lines of the bike clean. The front directional indicators are clear lens LED strips mounted vertically down the leading edge of the lateral radiator covers.

The headlamp gives the Diavel immediate Ducati identity and is supported by an aluminum outer body. The light uses high and low beam double reflectors to illuminate the road ahead, in addition to incorporating a horizontal strip of LED positioning lights for optimum visibility.

Innovative number plate mount

Employing the double strip of multi-functional LEDs for the rear lighting of the Diavel required an innovative solution for the mounting of the number plate. The unique design uses mounts on the rear hub of the single-sided swingarm to extend an elegant and Ducati signature Trellis framework around the 240 section rear tire, enabling a central mounting of the plate. The framework carries a hidden power feed to dedicated LED illumination for the number plate, eliminating any reliance on the main rear lights and creating a clean feature around the rear of the seat. This design solution represents the first of its kind and an example of the incredible attention to the Diavel’s detail.

Fuel tank and air Intakes

The Diavel’s 17l (4.5 gal US) fuel tank represents an integral part of the bike’s overall styling. Its wide, long lines sweep down from the headlamp assembly into the seat and rear sub-frame to create a seamless profile. While the focal point of the tank is the high resolution display panel, the steel tank skin and well sculpted knee panels add a solid feel to the Diavel and a high tech composite look to the Diavel Carbon.

On each side of the front of the tank are massive air intakes formed in aluminum to feed the engine’s large airbox. Their design is completely functional and contributes to the 162hp produced by the Diavel Testastretta 11° power plant.

Controls

The Diavel handlebar shape and arrangement leaves the rider feeling comfortable and in command. Wide, tapered section aluminum bars with new custom designed, integral brake and clutch master-cylinders by Brembo complete with milled reservoir tops, provide a clean and minimalist set-up, while stylish, forged aluminum supported mirrors deliver a generous view to the rear.

Switchgear control uses Ducati’s minimalistic design with slim-line bodies housing easy-to-use switches and buttons and a unique weapons-like “trigger catch” that slides down to cover the starter button when activating the kill-switch. While the indicator cancel button doubles as a scroll-and-select for fast and easy Riding Mode changes, switches above and below serve to navigate the high-resolution display control panel.

Diavel colors and defining features

The Diavel now offers three stunning new color versions with special defining features. Firstly, the Diavel Dark in sophisticated matte black and further stealth-enhanced with DLC-coated black fork sliders, black anodized tank-side air-ducts, and black-finished silencers, foot control pedals, bars, mirrors and headlamp body. Additionally, two “street-sport” schemes introduce metallic blue or Ducati red with stylish white stripes, color-matched Trellis frames and white wheels and feature tank-side air-ducts in natural aluminum and carbon fiber radiator panels. All three color versions are also equipped with vintage-style, horizontally ribbed seat upholstery. The Diavel Carbon, now exclusively in stunning “red carbon” (gloss red over matte carbon weave) with red frame rolls on black wheels, turned and milled to expose the natural aluminum below.

 

DIAVEL PERFORMANCE

Diavel Testastretta 11° – ready for sport and cruise

The heart of the Diavel is the Ducati Testastretta 11°, which harnesses the famous 1198’s immense power and makes it smooth and adaptable, a massive step forward in balancing high-performance with an enjoyable ride.

With its 162hp and colossal 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) of torque, the Diavel Testastretta 11° engine is all about authentic Ducati Desmodromic performance. The revised intake and exhaust ports combined with radical adjustment of the cam timing have enabled Ducati to achieve a fantastic torque curve at low rpm, which remains strong through a wider rev-range. The increase in bottom-end torque is managed by Ducati’s Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system to considerably enhance the Diavel’s effortless ridability, while ensuring plenty of power remains on tap for high-rpm riding.

For an engine with brute power on tap when needed and smooth, user-friendliness available for an effortless and comfortable ride, Ducati revised the configuration of the cam timing with particular focus on the valve overlap angle. The overlap angle is defined as the interval of crankshaft rotation, measured in degrees, during which both the intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time. This overlap occurs between the end of the exhaust stroke and the start of the intake stroke. High performance engines, which are subject to compromising smoothness for extreme power delivery, use high values of this parameter in order to benefit from the pressure waves to improve engine performance by maximizing volumetric efficiency.

On the Testastretta 11° engine, this angle has been reduced from 41°, typically used in Superbike engines, and as a result, the fresh inlet charge flow is less compromised by the exiting exhaust gases, resulting in a much smoother combustion in addition to improved fuel economy and lower exhaust emissions.

The massive 58mm (2.28in) section exhaust headers lead the 2-1-2 system through power-enhancing equal lengths that enable the Diavel’s efficient power delivery. The engine management system dedicates a lambda probe to each header, providing precise fueling via a large airbox, while the stylish cannon-style, vertically stacked silencers carry catalytic converters to provide Euro 3 conformity and electronically controlled mid-section valve optimizes exhaust pressures throughout the rev-range.

Twin lateral radiators – positioned on either side of the bike – cool the Diavel Testastretta 11° engine. This unique feature combines with a new 64mm water pump impeller to increase flow rate by 35% at high rpm, enabling highly efficient cooling from the stylish air ducts.

The Diavel’s gearbox uses high-strength materials to manage the increased power output and enhanced grip generated by the 240 section rear tyre, which also requires the use of a 16mm longer gearbox output shaft for drive chain routing.

The transmission features an oil bath clutch with “slipper” function and super-light feel at the lever. Its design uses a progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together when under drive from the engine, enabling the reduction of the clutch spring rates. This results in a much lighter clutch lever at the handlebar, ideal in stop-start traffic or during long journeys. When the drive force is reversed (over-run), the same mechanism reduces the pressure on the clutch plates, enabling them to provide a race-like “slipper” action, which reduces the destabilizing effect of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and provides a much smoother feeling when closing the throttle or down-shifting under normal riding conditions. The Diavel’s clutch and alternator covers are specially styled with enhanced detail and shaping and the cam belt covers with an aluminum mid-section.

24,000 kilometers (15,000 miles) between major services

Constant investment in quality by design, advanced materials and engineering techniques have enabled the distance between major service intervals (valve clearance check) to be set to a highly competitive 24,000 kilometers (15,000 miles). This has been achieved with the introduction of new valve seat materials, improved combustion efficiency and temperature management designed into the Testastretta 11° engine.

DIAVEL CHASSIS

Frame assembly

The Ducati Trellis frame uses large diameter, light gauge tubing with two lateral die-cast aluminum sections that flow into the rear subframe. This achieves massive torsional rigidity while remaining lightweight and compact. The two sections form a rear-end structure by attaching onto either side of a complex techno polymer component. The long, die-cast aluminum, single-sided swingarm provides great “feel” at the rear-end with a wheelbase of 1590mm (62.6in) and a stance that provides lean angles of up to 41°.

Suspension

The Diavel uses black-bodied 50mm Marzocchi front forks, fully adjustable for spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping. They are gripped by a slash-cut triple-clamp – cast aluminum for the lower and forged for the upper – with a rubber-mounted riser to tapered alloy bars. With a rake of 28°, trail of 130mm (5.12in) and an offset of 24mm (0.945in), the set-up provides a sure-footed and agile front-end for incredible handling and 70° of total steering lock for maximum maneuverability. The Diavel Dark and Diavel Carbon use the same suspension as the Diavel, but with fork sliders black-finished in super low-friction diamond-like carbon (DLC).

All versions of the Diavel have a Sachs rear suspension unit slung low under the chassis in a horizontal position, operated by a progressive pull-rod linkage from the swingarm. Adjustable in compression and rebound damping, the unit uses a handy control for easy spring pre-load adjustment.

Wheels and tyres

The Diavel rolls on stunning, custom 14-spoke wheels with machine-finished detailing. The front rim is 3.5×17, while the rear, which is “flow-formed” for enhanced structure and lightness, boasts a massive 8×17 rim. The Diavel Carbon has custom shop-finished, lightweight, forged, turned and milled rims by Marchesini that not only score an impressive total weight saving of 5.5lb (2.5kg), but also look spectacular. These highly intricate nine-spoke wheels highlight the delicate machining in natural aluminum set against a black finish.

Ducati’s technical partner, Pirelli, worked with the Diavel’s designers and engineers to develop the incredible Diablo Rosso II tires. While the front uses a conventional 120/70×17 section with a tread pattern designed for enhanced wet weather performance, the 240/45×17 rear represents the latest innovation in tire design with a sport-oriented profile being applied to custom-style width.

The massive rear employs bi-compound technology to enable high grip levels at full lean angle while providing high mileage and uses Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) to maximise the contact patch at all angles. The tread pattern and compounds deliver great performance in all conditions, especially the wet.

This new design of tire enabled Ducati to achieve the style they had envisioned for the Diavel without compromising the authentic Ducati performance of the chassis. This partnership of parallel development between chassis and tire design has contributed massively to Ducati “changing the rules” in this segment.

Braking system & ABS

The Diavel front brakes use Brembo’s incredibly powerful Monobloc calipers, which deliver outstanding performance actuated by new integral alloy master cylinders with unique shape reservoirs sporting milled tops. The 4-piston, twin radially-mounted calipers grip 320mm discs, while a single 265mm disc on the rear is gripped by a two piston caliper, also by Brembo. The Diavel Carbon uses specially milled aluminum disc carriers which have natural aluminum colored recesses machined around the weight saving cut-outs in contrast to the carrier’s black finish around the centre. Typical of Ducati, these top-of-the-range components provide outstanding levels of braking and set a new benchmark in this category.

The system is equipped with the latest, most compact, Ducati Bosch-Brembo ABS system as original equipment on both versions, providing a major contribution towards performance control. Top Brembo components combined with Bosch ABS, the special Diavel chassis configuration and Pirelli’s Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) result in a braking performance even greater than that of the awesome Ducati Superbikes.

DIAVEL TECHNOLOGY

Lateral radiators

The technical solution employed for keeping the frontal lines of the Diavel clean was to place two highly efficient lateral radiators on both sides of the bike. These well-ducted units, located beneath the fuel tank, use aerodynamics to help draw air flow through the radiators and are assisted by high-flow electric fans when required. The design combines form and function to enhance the muscular shape of the bike.

Split-level instrumentation

Even the Diavel’s instrumentation is a masterpiece of cutting-edge technology. The upper LCD display is mounted on the bar-riser and provides main information such as speed and rpm, in addition to warning lights, time and temperature.

The lower, full color Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display is styled into the fuel tank and provides an incredibly clear account of current Riding Mode, gear selection and DTC setting as well as total mileage and trips. Used on mobile phones and computers, TFT technology is a variant of LCD and displays easy-to-read high resolution graphics. The Diavel’s TFT display goes one step further by using the sensitivity of its surrounding light to decide upon black or white background color. When stationary, the lower display also doubles as the latest user-friendly control panel to personalize DTC and RbW settings within each Riding Mode before
saving.

Hands-free ignition

The Diavel’s ignition is actuated by an electronic key in the rider’s pocket, which communicates with the motorcycle when within a distance of approximately 2 meters (6.5ft). The motorcycle recognizes the dedicated key code and automatically enables the bike’s systems. Pressing the key-on switch then activates all systems to “on” and the engine is ready to be started. The electronic key, which internally consists of a radio circuit, externally doubles as a mechanical flip-key, required to open the seat and fuel tank cap.

When parking the motorcycle, an electronic lock can be actuated on the steering simply by applying full steering lock and pressing the ignition-off button a second time.

Ride-by-Wire

The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the Diavel’s twist grip and engine, which configures an ideal power response depending on the Riding Mode selected. The twist grip no longer has a throttle cable connected directly to the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers a signal to a control unit, which in turn operates the butterfly opening electronically. The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate the power delivery: 162hp with a sports-type delivery, 162hp with a progressive delivery suitable for touring, and 100hp with progressive delivery for city use.

Riding Modes

The Diavel incorporates the very latest in innovative Ducati technologies, including the recently introduced electronic Riding Modes. Selectable from the left-hand switchgear – even while riding – the choice of three pre-set modes are programmed to instantly change the character of the Diavel. The three modes are enabled by combining class-leading technologies such as Ride-by-Wire (RbW) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC).

The RbW system administers different mappings to regulate power delivery by interpreting the rider’s throttle input, while the world-beating DTC uses eight levels of system interaction to enhance control by reducing rear wheel-spin under heavy acceleration. Although each mode has pre-set values of RbW and DTC, each of these two elements can be finely adjusted within each of the three Riding Modes and saved to create a personalized riding experience.

Sport

The Sport Riding Mode provides the Diavel rider with an adrenalin-fuelled 162hp ride and enables the rider to have full-on throttle response for maximum acceleration. Ensuring the full Testastretta 11° experience, the Sport mode also lowers the DTC system intervention to level 1 for riders who prefer their performance a little closer to the traction limit.

Touring

The Touring Riding Mode is also programmed to produce 162hp, however, with a smoother, more user-friendly power delivery. Rear end traction is enhanced by increasing DTC system intervention to level 3, specifically intended for an enjoyable and relaxing ride ideal for long distance and ensuring maximum comfort for both the rider and passenger.

Urban

As riding on city streets can require more attention to the surroundings than to throttle inputs, the Urban Riding Mode instantly changes the Diavel to provide a manageable and confident ride. Power output is reduced to 100hp and DTC is further enhanced to level 5 to provide a higher system intervention during the most chaotic of stop-start traffic.

Ducati Traction Control

The racing-derived Ducati Traction Control (DTC) is a highly intelligent system which acts as a filter between the rider’s right hand and the rear tire. Within milliseconds, DTC is able to detect and control rear wheelspin, considerably increasing the bike’s active safety and performance. DTC is an integral part of the preprogrammed Riding Modes on the Ducati Diavel and enables riders to fully enjoy the power of the

Testastretta 11° engine.

The system offers eight levels of “sensitivity”, each programmed with an amount of rear wheel-spin tolerance. These levels are in line with progressive levels of riding skills classified from one to eight. Level one is programmed to offer the least amount of interaction for sport-oriented riders, while level eight uses the most amount of interaction for complete confidence.

DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customized and saved to suit the rider by accessing the new user-friendly set-up menu. A “default” option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.

DUCATI DIAVEL CARBON

Performance combined with style

The 205kg (452lb) Diavel Carbon embodies the true nature of the Diavel concept, where performance combines with style to celebrate Italian engineering at its best. Lightweight composites and milled aluminum components meld the two worlds of sport and style with features that are both visually beautiful and functionally high-performance.

The Diavel Carbon comes exclusively in stunning “red carbon” (gloss red over matte carbon) with red frame and rolls on black wheels, turned and milled to expose the natural aluminum below. While carbon fibre is used for the tank panels, single-seat cover and front mudguard to reduce weight and apply a race-like feature that runs deep in the DNA of Ducati, a low friction diamond-like carbon finish gives the Marzocchi fork sliders a spectacular look as well as performance-enhancing action.

Helping the Diavel Carbon to accelerate faster, stop sooner and change direction with even more agility is a valuable 5.5lb (2.5kg) saving of “unsprung weight” by using beautifully forged, lightweight Marchesini wheels. The wheels, which are finished in black, are machine-turned and milled for maximum weight reduction and intricately engineered decoration. The black disc carriers undergo a similar milling process to enhance the recess around the weight saving cut-outs, the natural aluminum color contrasting effectively against the original black carrier.

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USA Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

TYPE:                         Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
DISPLACEMENT                  1198.4cc
BORE X STROKE                  106 x 67.9mm
COMPRESSION RATIO        11.5:1
POWER                                  162hp (119kW) @ 9500rpm
TORQUE                                94lb-ft (127.5Nm) @ 8000rpm
FUEL INJECTION                 Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies with RbW
EXHAUST                              Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminum mufflers
Transmission                          6 speed
PRIMARY DRIVE                 Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
RATIO                                    1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
FINAL DRIVE                        Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
CLUTCH                                Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run.
Chassis
FRAME                                  Tubular steel Trellis frame
FRONT SUSPENSION           Marzocchi DLC coated 50mm fully adjustable usd forks
FRONT WHEEL                    14-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
FRONT TIRE              120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
REAR SUSPENSIONProgressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminum single-sided swingarm
REAR WHEEL                       14-spoke in light alloy 8.00 x 17
REAR TIRE                            240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL    120mm (4.7in)
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL      120mm (4.7in)
FRONT BRAKE                     2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo calipers, 4-piston with ABS
REAR BRAKE                       265mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper with ABS
INSTRUMENTATION           Handlebar mounted instrumentation with LCD display: speed, rpm, time, coolant temp. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, ABS status, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Tank mounted instrumentation with TFT color display: gear selected, air temp, battery voltage, trips 1 & 2, fuel reserve trip, average and actual fuel consumption and speed, trip time, scheduled maintenance. Full status and/or management of Riding Modes, DTC, RbW and ABS.
Dimensions and weight
DRY WEIGHT                       210kg (463lb)
ABS WET WEIGHT              239kg (527lb)
SEAT HEIGHT                       770mm (30.3in)
WHEELBASE                        1590mm (62.6in)
RAKE                                     28°
TRAIL                         130mm (5.12in)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY      17l – (4.5 US gal)
VERSIONS                             Dual seat
STANDARD EQUIPMENT   Riding modes, Power modes, DSP Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW
WARRANTY                           Ducati Factory limited warranty
Basic Service Interval            7,500m
Valve Clearance Checks        24.000km (15,000mile) Intervals

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Ducati Streetfighter 848

The Ducati Streetfighter 848

Ducati 848 Street Fighter

Ducati 848 Street Fighter

Ducati 848 Street Fighter

Ducati 848 Street Fighter

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The Ducati Streetfigther 848 combines the 848 Testastretta 11° engine and a new Trellis frame with Superbike 848EVO-derived geometry. This mix assures a great handling and a rush of power which is kept in check by the advanced Ducati Traction Control system.

The engine is based on the Testastretta Evoluzione and delivers 132 hp at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 9.5 kgm at 9,500 rpm. Compared to the Testastretta Evoluzione, the 848 Testastretta 11°’s overlap angle has been reduced from 37° to 11° to ensure a fluid power delivery, a wider power band and reduced consumption and emissions.

The engine is combined with a 2-1-2 exhaust system made from weight-saving 1mm thick steel with 58mm to 63.5mm diameter pipes. The system uses two lambda probes and an electronic valve in the mid-section to deliver increase performance and a wide spread of power.

Overview

The new Streetfighter 848 offers pure motorcycling thrills thanks to its perfect combination of 848 Testastretta 11° engine and a new Trellis frame with Superbike 848EVO-derived geometry. Outstanding control and precision make the Streetfighter 848 irresistible. Thanks to the superb handling offered by the new frame, the progressive easy-to-manage power delivery provided by the Testastretta 11° engine, the confidence-inspiring upright riding position and Ducati Traction Control, which keeps watch over the power, this latest interpretation of the fighter concept delivers instant, knock-out riding enjoyment.

Concept

Streetfighter Design

The Ducati Streetfighter is equipped with everything that made the Superbike a legend: Awesome L-Twin muscle with brutal, big-bore torque, thoroughbred chassis technology, beautiful single-sided swingarm, planet-stopping Monobloc brakes and pure, sophisticated class.

While the tank and seat shapes leave no doubt as to the Streetfighter’s roots, it is the upright and commanding riding position that really starts to shape the character of this ultimate naked. New, minimalist controls, instrumentation and headlight design leave the front looking clean and mean, while twin-stacked right-side mufflers at the rear leave the tail-end high and sharp. No other Ducati has ever achieved such an aggressive stance while providing a comfortable, empowering, controllable and enjoyable ride.

Streetfighter Culture

The Streetfighter culture was born on the backstreets of Northern Europe during the late 70s and 80s. If the Café racer movement had taken traditional bikes and transformed them to establish out-and-out sportbikes, then Streetfighters were definitely anti-establishment. They evolved by removing the fairings from sport bikes, fitting higher bars and customizing to create high-performance, over-the-top nakeds.

Ducati’s Streetfighter project was inevitable. The passion to build the most successful Superbikes ever, mixed with the desire to create iconic, naked motorcycles was a rush of adrenaline just waiting to happen. Who else would create a bike for out-and-out purists to celebrate naked power in all its forms? A bike with muscle-engine performance, aggressive chassis engineering and intelligent electronics all laid bare to appreciate, respect and enjoy? Ducati build bikes for enthusiasts – for bikers who appreciate the details that come together to make an awesome bike.

Engine

Vacural – Crankcase

The Testastretta 11° engine on the Streetfighter 848 features a crankcase produced by pressure die casting under vacuum using Vacural ® technology: this gives significant weight savings and ensures constant wall thickness and greater strength.

846 Testastretta 11

A masterpiece of Desmodromic engine design, the 848 Testastretta 11° can deliver 132 hp at 10,000 rpm and a torque of 9.5 kgm at 9,500 rpm. A direct offshoot of the Testastretta Evoluzione used on the Superbike 848EVO, it makes the most of the Testastretta 11° technology that has already proved so successful on the Multistrada and Diavel, giving awesome torque even at low revs. With respect to the Testastretta Evoluzione the overlap angle has been reduced from 37° to 11° to ensure unbeatable fluid power delivery, a much wider power band and reduced consumption and emissions.

The Testastretta 11° maintenance schedule requires valve regulation just once every 24,000 km.

Magnesium alloy cover

Attention to weight reduction is further underlined with both cam covers and clutch outer cover cast in magnesium alloy.

Wet clutch

The Testastretta 11° engine transmits drive to a sophisticated wet clutch that is a full kilo lighter than the corresponding dry version; it is also characterized by enhanced durability, improved ’feel’ and lower noise levels, making riding a real pleasure whatever the circumstances.

Crankshaft

The Streetfighter 848 lightweight crankshaft assembly operates a ‘over-square’ bore and stroke with 94mm pistons and 61.2mm strokes.

Power and Torque Curves

With its 132 HP and awesome torque of 9.5 Kgm (93.5Nm) at 9,500 rpm , the 848 Testastretta 11° provides pure Desmodromic performance. Radical changes to the timing diagram have allowed achievement of a full torque curve even at low revs, which considerably increases then ridability of the Steetfighter 848 and, because it remains constant throughout an extremely wide power band, ensures maximum enjoyment at high revs too.

Exhaust System

The massive 2-1-2 exhaust system is made from weight-saving 1mm thick steel and flows from 58mm to 63.5mm diameter pipes. The system uses two lambda probes to ensure precise fuel mapping for optimum performance and an electronic valve in the mid-section to achieve a wide spread of power.

The cannon-style, vertically stacked, brushed steel mufflers deliver the famous Ducati L-Twin sound synonymous with raw, Desmo power.

Chassis

Fighter 848 frame

Thanks to an exceptional dry weight of 169 kg, the Streetfighter 848 has the best power-weight ratio in its category. The new Trellis frame, characterized by a rake angle of 24.5° and a fork yoke offset of 103 mm, has the same geometry as that on the Superbike 848, ensuring maximum responsiveness to rider control.

Brakes

The new Streetfighter 848 uses powerful 4-piston radially-mounted Brembo calipers on dual 320 mm discs at the front and a 2-piston caliper at the rear that acts on a 245 mm disc , thus ensuring efficient, instantly available, awesome braking power.

Ergonomics

The riding position on the Streetfighter 848 gives maximum control thanks to a dominant stance achieved through in-depth study of seat-footpegs-handlebar distances, providing maximum comfort without changing the unique ’feel’ that only a Ducati-designed naked can offer its rider.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires

The Streetfighter 848 mounts Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires, created using technology developed in the World Superbike Championship. The front 120/70ZR17 tire is built with a 0° steel circumferential belt that ensures maximum performance during both extreme braking and at the turn-in point, while the new rear 180/60ZR17 tire has the same aspect ratio as the tires used in national and world Supersport competitions. The rear tire offers a larger contact surface area than the 180/55, rendered even more effective by a slick zone at the maximum lean angle. The higher and slightly wider profile increases rider comfort, while the larger ’footprint’ gives increased traction during acceleration and improved stability on the straight.

Sachs rear suspension

A fully adjustable Sachs monoshock at the rear operates through a progressive linkage and is also fully adjustable in spring preload and damping, both in compression and rebound.

Single-sided swingarm

At the rear, the all-new single-sided swingarm, finished in black, is a high-grade aluminium cast that has been lengthened by 35 mm with respect to the Superbike, thus taking the overall wheelbase to 1475 mm for even more uncompromising acceleration.

Lightweight 10-Spoke wheels

The 10-spoke wheels, 5.5 inches at the rear and 3.5 inches at the front, made of lightweight black-finished aluminium, help reduce overall bike weight and also make sure that limitation of unsprung weight (i.e. the mass of all the components between the suspension and the road surface – wheels, tires, brake calipers and discs etc.) is achieved. When these parts rotate they would, if too heavy, affect the handling characteristics of the bike on account of the gyroscopic effect.

Marzocchi Forks

Fully adjustable 43mm Marzocchi forks feature a natural chrome slider finish and radial mounts for the brake calipers and are fully adjustable in spring preload as well as compression and rebound damping.

Equipment

Ducati Traction Control (DTC)

Accessible from the left-hand switch-gear and displayed on the digital instrumentation, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) offers a choice of eight profiles, or ‘sensitivity levels’, each one programmed with a wheel-spin tolerance matched to progressive riding levels of skill, graded from one to eight.

While level eight administers a confidence-building, high level of interaction from the system by activating upon the slightest amount of wheel-spin, level one offers a much higher tolerance, resulting in less intervention for highly competent riders.

Once the level is selected and DTC activated, both are displayed on the instrumentation. The system then analyses data sent from front and rear wheel speed sensors to detect wheel-spin. Should the system recognize wheel-spin above a certain threshold, the DTC ECU instantly evaluates the many possible wheel-spin scenarios before administering two types of interaction in varying amounts.

DTC is able to sense the exact use that the bike is being put to. From slow mid-corner acceleration with considerable vehicle inclination to high speed corner exits while almost upright, DTC is intelligent enough to react according to each and every situation. It’s even smart enough to not intervene if you decide to perform a burnout or a wheelie.

The first ‘soft’ stage of system interaction is executed by high speed software that instantly makes electronic adjustment to the ignition by administering varying amounts of retardation to reduce the engine’s torque output.

During this initial stage of DTC interaction, both outer warning lights on the instrumentation – normally used to signify over-rev – illuminate to signify that DTC is being applied.

If the DTC software detects that the first ‘soft’ stage of system interaction is inadequate to control the wheel-spin, it continues to administer ignition retardation and instructs the engine ECU to initiate a pattern of constantly increasing injection cuts until, if necessary, full injection cut. During this second stage of system interaction, both outer and central warning lights fully illuminate to signify that DTC has also initiated injection cuts.

After either stage one (ignition retardation) or stage two (pattern of injection cuts or full cut), the system incrementally returns to the original ignition and injection mapping as the wheel speeds approach equalization. This carefully programmed return to full power delivery is the real key to DTC’s smooth and efficient operation.

In developing its World Championship-winning traction control system for road use, Ducati continue to demonstrate their strategy of transferring technologies from their race bikes into the production environment, and show how solutions developed for performance on the track really can be applied to enhance safety on the road.

Lighting

The aggressive looking headlight is the ‘face’ of the Streetfighter and it leaves little doubt as to its character. While the main lighting source and multi-reflector design provides powerful illumination to cut through the night, its two evil eye strips of LED positioning lights give a striking and unmistakable identity to the bike.

Keeping design matters clean and stylish, the directional indicators remain unobtrusive with clear lenses and coloured bulbs, while the rear light is integral to the shape of the tailpiece, providing unobscured illumination while maintaining the smooth and elegant look to the high and sharp rear-end.

Minimalist Switchgear

The switchgear presents minimalism at its best. The slim-line bodies house easy-to-use switches and buttons and feature a unique weapons-like ‘trigger catch’ that slides down to cover the starter button when activating the kill-switch.

Ducati Quick Shift System

The Streetfighter 848 has fixtures to mount the Ducati Quick Shift system. Usually used in racing, this device allows you to change gear without using the clutch and keeping the throttle open, minimizing shift times, which contributes significantly to reducing lap times.

The DQS has a micro switch inserted in the shift control transmission rod unit, available as a Ducati Performance accessory, that is used to start the system.

Fighter Controls

The handlebars are gripped by beautifully shaped clamps that flow sleekly into the bar-risers. Symmetrically mounted, remote brake and clutch reservoirs are small, low and compact and feed slim, radial master-cylinders by Brembo to complete the clean and uncluttered controls arrangement.

Stopwatch

The digital display is programmed with a stopwatch function that, when enabled, can be triggered by using the high-beam flash button and each recorded time stored in a memory. After your journey or track session, the times or lap times can be recalled from the memory and scrolled through by using the instrumentation buttons on the left-hand switchgear.

Compact Instrument

The Streetfighter’s instrumentation blends into the aggressive line of the headlight. Information additional to the default read-outs is managed from the left-hand handlebar-mounted switch gear, allowing the rider to scroll through and select from various menus.

The display presents rpm and speed, with the former displayed across the screen in a progressive bar graph. Additionally, the instruments display lap times, DTC status and level selected (if activated on Streetfighter S) time, air temperature, coolant temperature, battery voltage, two trips and a trip that automatically starts as the fuel system goes onto reserve.

Warning lights illuminate to signify neutral, turn signals, high beam, rev-limit, low oil pressure, fuel reserve, DTC intervention (if activated on Streetfighter S) and scheduled maintenance.

The instrument display is also used as the control panels for the DDA and DTC systems as well as listing lap times recorded by using the high-beam flash button as a stopwatch.

Specifications

ENGINE TYPE L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
DISPLACEMENT 849cc
BORE X STROKE 94×61,2mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 13.2:1
POWER 132hp (97kW) @ 10.000rpm
TORQUE 69lb-ft – 93.5Nm @ 9500rpm
FUEL INJECTION Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies
EXHAUST Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers
GEARBOX 6 speed
PRIMARY DRIVE Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
RATIO 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=28/20 4=26/22 5=24/23 6=23/24
FINAL DRIVE Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
CLUTCH Wet multiplate with hydraulic control
FRAME Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
FRONT SUSPENSION Marzocchi 43mm fully adjustable usd forks
FRONT WHEEL 10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
FRONT TYRE Pirelli Diablo Corsa 120/70 ZR17
REAR SUSPENSION Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminum single-sided swingarm
REAR WHEEL 10-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
REAR TYRE Pirelli Diablo Corsa 180/60 ZR17
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL 127mm (5in)
REAR WHEEL TRAVE L127mm (5in)
FRONT BRAKE 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo calipers 4-piston, 2-pad
REAR BRAKE 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
INSTRUMENTATION Digital unit with displays for: Speedometer, rev counter, lap times, time, air temp, coolant temp, battery voltage, A & B trips, fuel reserve trip, DTC status and level selected (if activated) scheduled maintenance. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Plus: Immobilizer system and management of DTC and DDA
DRY WEIGHT 169kg (373lb)
WET WEIGHT(KERB) 199kg (439lb)
SEAT HEIGHT 840mm (33in)
WHEELBASE 1475mm (58.1 in)
RAKE 24,5°
TRAIL 103mm (4.05in)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 16.5l – 4.4 gallon (US)
NUMBER OF SEATS Dual seat
WARRANTY 2 years unlimited mileage
MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS 12.000km (7.500m)
VALVE CLEARANCE CHECK 24.000km (15,000m)
STANDARD EMISSIONS Euro 3 (Europe) – USA: follows the US Federal Regulation

Quotes

asphaltandrubber —- “Lots of grunt, fun to ride, and well-priced, Ducati has made a fine replacement for the base model Streetfighter 1098. For riders looking for a fast and fun street-naked that doesn’t rip their arms off at every opportunity, the Ducati Streetfighter 848 in our opinion is the best bike on the market (sorry Triumph Street Triple owners). Stable and with plenty of power for a “supersport” bike, if you have trouble keeping up with your superbike owning friends when speeds are under 120 mph, you best not blame the bike if you were on a Streetfighter 848.

Cycleworld —- ““Street-going dirtbike” is the cliché, and in the SFighter’s case, it fits—except I can touch the ground. This one’s really skinny between the thighs in the way only a V-Twin or Single can be, and its instant thrust and Ducati bark reinforce the off-road motif. Then there’s the tapered aluminum handlebar. And though you don’t get the Öhlins suspension with this $6K-cheaper small Streetfighter, the 848’s Marzocchi/Sachs combo feels a tad softer and longer-travel than the $18,995 Streetfighter S model’s expensive stuff. For streetfighting with potholes, bumps and assorted detritus, this seems like a reasonably good compromise, though the S-bike provides superior wheel control when the mission switches to serious high-speed sporty riding.”

Telegraph —- “The engine itself is the first 848 (actually 849.4cc) version of the enormously successful Testastretta 11-degree V-twin which powers the Multistrada and Diavel. The 11 degrees is the amount of valve overlap, the period when inlet and exhaust valves are open at the same time, a major factor in determining the character of an engine and how sports-oriented it will be. Ducati’s superbikes use a 37-degree overlap, so clearly this will be tamer, but the 848 Streetfighter still produces a muscular 132hp.”

1098S Ducati 2008

Used 2008 1098S Ducati Superbike

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Customer Added Modifications

  • Leo Vince Carbon Fiber and Titanium Exhaust
  • Ducati Racing ECU
  • White Racing Number Plates with Clearcoat on Front Cowl & Seat Body
  • Rear Seat Cowl with White Racing Number Plates with Clearcoat
  • 1098 R Black Swingarm
  • 1098 R Black Kickstand
  • CRG Brake and Clutch Levers
  • CRG Rear-Sets
  • STM Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • GIPro Gear Indicator
  • Ducati Corse Windscreen
  • Bitubo Gas Steering Damper
  • Ducati Carbon Fiber Key Cover (by tank)
  • Ducati Carbon Fiber Rear Wheel Fender
  • Galfer Brake and Clutch Lines
  • Titanium Rear Wheel Nuts
  • Driven Hard anodized Quick-Change Rear Sprocket and Carrier
  • 1 Tooth Smaller Front Sprocket
  • Speedymoto superbike black Top Triple Clamp
  • Ducati Corse black Steering Head Nut
  • Ducati Performance LED Mirrors
  • Custom Seat Cover
  • Rear Fender Eliminator – Stainless
  • LED Integrated Rear Turn Signal/Taillight/Brake Light
  • Carbon Fiber tank pad
  • Tall Ducati Corse Windshield

 

Italian manufacturer Ducati has prided themselves on doing things their way.

From its exhaust note to its handling characteristics, the Ducati 1098S offers its own unique flavor in a market dominated by cheaper, more commonplace machines.

Let’s take a look at what makes the Ducati 1098S so unique.

The Ducati 1098S: The Hardware at the Heart of the Machine

The Ducati 1098S boasts some gorgeous bodywork and slick design cues, but its real masterpiece lies beneath those pretty plastic panels. Underneath is a tubular steel trellis frame optimized for stiffness, and an L-twin engine produces 160 horsepower and 90.4 lb-ft of torque, routing exhaust fumes through a lightweight 2-1-2 under seat system that culminates with twin stainless steel mufflers.

A six-speed gearbox with straight cut gears is mated with a dry clutch, and MotoGP style instrumentation provides an all-digital light show that includes a nifty ambient temperature gauge.

Stopping power is provided by dual, radially-mounted 4-piston 330mm Brembo monobloc front brakes and 245mm, 2-piston rear brakes, which are situated near a sculpted single-sided aluminum swingarm that leaves the other side of the rear wheel exposed.

1098S Extras: Premium Components for Serious Riders

Utilizing the already capable 1098 as a platform, Ducati’s 1098S incorporates premium components designed to satisfy the most dedicated sportbike riders, at a cost of $4,000 over the price of the standard 1098 (which has been bumped up a grand to $15,995 for 2008.) Upgraded 43 mm Öhlins FG511 forks use low friction Titanium Nitride-treated sliders while incorporating a steering damper, and the Öhlins 46PRC rear shock is engineered to offer strong dampening alongside decent ride quality.

Marchesini forged and machined wheels shave 4 lbs of mass, and a carbon fiber fender and seat cooling ducts bring the total dry weight to 377 lbs (versus 381 for the standard 1098.)

On the Road: Riding the Ducati 1098S

From the moment you start up the Ducati 1098S, you realize it’s not like other bikes: between the chug-a-lug of its torquey twin as it idles and the roar of its rev, this engine screams to the bike’s sporting nature.

Click the kickstand up, snick the foot lever into gear, and let out the clutch and you’ll be treated to instant torque that pulls from seemingly no rpms whatsoever. The 1098S wants to move so insistently that just a touch of throttle is required to get it rolling. Clutch slip is required for the first few miles per hour, and once engaged, first gear goes a surprisingly long way.

The L-twin produces both strong low end grunt and high end power, and torque peaks at 8,000 rpm while horsepower maxes out at 9,750 rpm. The 1098S offers an involving ride that demands the rider’s complete and undivided attention. Throttle response is sharp, handling is extremely crisp, and even the brakes respond with super sensitivity; it seems that merely thinking about stopping actuates the lever and scrubs off speed, the brakes are so strong. It takes time to get used to the ease with which the 1098S decelerates, and once you get used to these outstanding binders, it’s hard to go back to other bikes.

All of these components work together to provide a ride that is more unrelentingly focused than sportbikes at a lower price point.

The Price of Performance

What the Ducati 1098S achieves in performance, it detracts in everyday livability. This is, after all, a hyperfocused ride intended to be track ready, but with the added benefit of wearing license plates. The seat padding is thin, the riding position aggressive, and the 1098S’s abilities are demanding. The bike responds so well to input, in fact, that it seems to beg for a higher level of smoothness than many casual riders are capable of– and whether or not that’s your cup of tea is an entirely individual question.

Ride it with confidence, and this Duc starts asking for more: greater speed, steeper lean angles, harder braking. Clutch effort is high and the shifter works well, and the bike’s 377 lb dry weight really starts to shine when it’s tossed around the twisties, enabling it to feel agile and eager to lean, like a much smaller bike. Though still taut and tightly sprung, the reduced unsprung weight of the lighter Marchesini wheels not only makes the S variant more willing to turn, it actually improves ride quality.

Conclusion

And that’s really what this Duc boils down to: a sportbike that takes the task of performance very seriously, and achieves its track-based goals extremely well. When the 1098S is going fast, it feels like nothing else.  While it might be a bit too hardcore for those seeking anything less than undistilled performance, the Ducati 1098S is a beautifully thrilling ride for speed hungry adrenaline junkies.


2008 Ducati 1098s – Red

 

General Stock Specs
Model: Ducati Superbike 1098 S
Year: 2008
Category: Superbike
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 1099.00 ccm (67.06 cubic inches)
Engine type: V-Twin Cylinder, four-stroke
Power: 160.00 HP (stock) @ 9,750 RPM
Torque: 122.58 Nm (12.5 kgf-m or 90.4 ft.lbs) @ 12,500 RPM
Compression: 12.5:1
Bore x stroke: 104.0 x 64.7 mm (4.1 x 2.5 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel system: Injection. Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies
Fuel control: Desmodromic valve control
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Clutch: Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
Exhaust system: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and lambda probe. Twin mufflers
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type: Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
Front suspension: Ohlins 43mm fully adjustable upside-down fork with TiN
Front wheel travel: 120 mm (4.7 inches)
Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Ohlins monoshock with top-out spring. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel: 127 mm (5.0 inches)
Front tyre: 120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre: 190/55-ZR17
Front brakes: Double disc
Front brakes diameter: 330 mm (13.0 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 245 mm (9.6 inches)
Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight: 171.0 kg (377.0 pounds)
Power/weight ratio: 0.7836 HP/kg
Seat height: 820 mm (32.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Wheelbase: 1,430 mm (56.3 inches)
Fuel capacity: 15.50 litres (4.10 gallons)