The 1098S is a sports bike manufactured by Ducati, and it is one of the versions of the original 1098 model. Despite the short history of the model, it was notable for a range of interesting features and appearance. Today, it is still possible to find the 1098 Ducati vehicles for sale from their previous owners.
History of Ducati Superbike 1098S
The history of the 1098 model began in 2007. It was designed by Giandrea Fabbro, a senior designer of the manufacturer. All in all, there were three versions of this model, including the Ducati 1098, 1098R, as well as 1098S.
The predecessor of the 1098 model was the 999 motorcycle, but it really took lots of elements from the 998 bike, including the position of headlights and design of exhaust system. Another element taken from the several previous models of Ducati was the swingarm. Thanks to this the 1098 motorcycle came with a traditional design, which was taken very well by Ducati fans who were not really happy about the changes implemented in the design of the 999 bike.
The Ducati 1098, 1098S, and 1098R were produced in different colors, including red, black, and yellow. The 2007 1098S was available in a special ’Tricolore’ version (the colors of the Italian national flag). This ‘Tricolore’ tradition was begun by Ducati a long time before the 1098 back in 1985. That year they produced 851 vehicles from the 750 F1 series.
In 2009, the 1098 motorcycle was replaced with the Ducati 1198 model that was also in production for only two years. Only the 1098 R model was still produced in 2009 until the production of this line discontinued.
Ducati Superbike 1098S Description
The 1098S model is intended only for track use. It comes with some elements of wheels and frame painted in ‘gold’ color.
It features a high-performance suspension and adjustable 43mm forks. The 1098S motorcycle responds well to any imperfection on the surface. All in all, the Ducati bike comes with a range of innovative engineering features, and one of the most notable of them is Öhlins forks, thanks to which a rider of this 1098 model will enjoy good control over the machine.
The suspension system of this motorcycle is equipped with adj. rear shock. The 1098S model was also a lightweight bike that was achieved by reducing the weight of tires, wheels, and brakes. The lower weight of the wheels is beneficial for turning and using brakes, so it is a good advantage. All in all, the weight of the wheels was reduced by Ducati by 1.9 kg, so both wheels are lightweight. The weight of the bike was also reduced thanks to a carbon fiber front fender.
This version of the 1098 model is also equipped with the DDA package, which allows retrieving and analyzing data from a ride. This package includes software that can be used on PC.