The 2011 Ducati 1198 Superbike
ENGINEERED BY THE STOPWATCH, DESIGNED BY THE RACE TRACK,
The 1198 is a race bike, pure and simple. It is immediately recognisable for its purposeful, no-nonsense attitude. Performance is first and foremost in every detail.
Born to perform, the addition of Ducati Quick Shift and Ducati Traction Control further enhances the supreme power of a bike that was designed by the track and engineered by the stopwatch.
Trademark Ducati features like the high tail section and compact front end combine with twin under-seat silencers and single-sided swingarm to express the sheer engineering beauty of aerodynamics and agility. Add the 1198 Testastretta Evoluzione engine as the heart of the machine and the result is all-out performance Ducati Superbikes that look fast even when parked.
Championship winning technology from start to finish
The 1198 features fully adjustable 43mm Showa forks, with an additional special low friction titanium oxide treatment applied to the sliders.
The 1198 uses engineering solutions taken directly from the World Championship winning 'R' model of Troy Bayliss. From engine capacity and specification to advanced electronics, many details that helped Troy to the 2008 World Superbike title have been applied to the 2011 road-going 1198.