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Ducati 1098 Review

Ducati 1098 Overview 

When it comes to Ducati, you know you’re in for a treat when it comes to their sports bike range and the 1098 is no exception. There’s no doubt the Ducati pulled out all the stops when creating the 1098 with 1098cc engine, 160 bhp of the redesigned 999 Testastretta engine just for this model.It’s claimed the bike can reach 0 – 60mph in less than 3 seconds cranking out a top speed of 170mph+.

The blood red design is eye-catching to say the least, no expense was spared on the build quality and finish.

It’s no surprise that the Ducati 1098 has won a few awards in its time including ‘Best Design’ and ‘Best Sportsbike’ awarded by the Motorcycle Design Association, ‘Sportbike of the Year’ 2008 by Cycle World and ‘Best Bike of the Year’ 2008 by the Supertest World Association (SWA).

Ducati 1098 spec 

Weight 173kg
Seat height 840mm
Engine 8v, Desmo V-Twin
Capacity 1099cc
Average fuel consumption 40mpg
Top speed 180mph
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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:ColinReview Date: October 2017
Not a bike for comfort :) Shorts blasts and posing
Ride Quality
Rides pretty well I think but then the last thing I rode was a Maico 490 before buying a 996.
Build Quality & Reliability
Usual Italian build - looks amazing, electrics crap, bits fall off/shake off over time. Fairing bolts and front indicator lense come loose and drop off after a few years - speedo mists up
Engine Rating
Tons of low end grunt - lifts the front wheel easily - lovely for hauling my 16 stones around fast twisty roads
Brake Rating
Good Brembo's work well although rear brake sometimes goes a bit weird under very heaving riding,I think maybe the brake fluid boils or something
Running Cost
Not the cheapest to run – Luckly I have a brilliant independent service team G-Tech – Awesome.
Pros CommentsLove it, loved the 916, liked the 996 a lot which I owned, hated the 999, love the 1098. Looks, sound, grunt.
Cons CommentsWing mirrors are totally useless and then they drop off!

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