World Superbikes : Ducati 1198S Testastretta Evoluzione

Sunday, May 17, 2009
'S' performance

Producing 170hp (125kW) and with a dry weight of just 169kg (372.6lb), the new 1198 S now incorporates more World Superbike technology than ever before by taking the 1198 motor and adding top-of-the-range suspension, lightweight chassis components and a true racing-style traction control system designed for road use.

The high performance, fully adjustable 43mm Ohlins forks, which sport low friction titanium nitride-treated fork sliders, respond effortlessly to every imperfection in the tarmac. Beyond their advanced engineering solutions, one of the most important characteristics of Ohlins forks is their ability to communicate the condition and quality of the tyre-to-road contact patch, a feature that puts every rider in superior control. The suspension set-up at the rear is complemented with a fully adjustable Ohlins rear shock equipped with a ride enhancing top-out spring and mounted to a single-sided swingarm for outstanding drive and traction. The front-to-rear Ohlins package is completed with a control-enhancing adjustable steering damper.

The 'S' sets the standard for lightweight performance. On any sport or race bike, the most effective area to reduce weight is its 'unsprung weight'. These are components like tyres, brakes and wheels. Lighter wheels have a lower 'moment of inertia' that is beneficial with every direction change and application of the brakes. The 1198 S addresses this important area by mounting new 7-spoke GP replica Marchesini forged and machined wheels. Both front and rear are super lightweight and their benefit is immediately apparent. The weight saving is further enhanced with the application of a carbon fibre front fender.

The 1198 S is supplied with the Ducati Data Analysis (DDA) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC) systems as standard equipment. The DDA package enables the retrieval and analysis of data collected from your previous track session or road trip. DTC monitors front and rear wheel speeds to detect rear wheel-spin under acceleration and electronically reduces engine power to restore traction.

Make Model - Ducati 1198S Testastretta Evoluzione

Year - 2009

Engine - Liquid cooled, four stroke, 90°“L”twin cylinder, DOHC, desmodromic 4 valve per cylinder.

Capacity - 1198

Bore x Stroke - 106 x 67.9 mm

Compression Ratio - 12.7:1

Induction - Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies.

Exhaust - Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers

Ignition / Starting - - / electric

Clutch - Dry multiplate with hydraulic control

Max Power - 170hp 125 KW @ 9750 rpm

Max Torque - 97 lb-ft 131.4 Nm @ 8000 rpm

Transmission / Drive - 6 Speed / chain

Ratio - 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 22/25 /

Frame - Tubular steel Trellis frame

Front Suspension - Ohlins 43mm fully adjustable upside-down fork with TiN, 120mm / 4.7in wheel travel.

Rear Suspension - Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Ohlins monoshock with top-out spring. Aluminium single-sided swingarm, 127mm / 5in wheel travel

Front Brakes - x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc calipers 4-piston, 2-pad.

Rear Brakes - Single 245mm disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre - 120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre - 190/55 ZR17

Seat Height - 820mm / 32.2in

Dry-Weight - 169kg / 373lb

Fuel Capacity - 15.5 Litres / 4.1 US gal

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