1098S Ducati 2008
Used 2008 1098S Ducati Superbike
$ 10,999.00 – 5849 miles – Financing
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|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 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)|