1198 SP - Track Ready
From experience gained on circuits all over the world comes the most exclusive, highest-ever performance 1198 SP ever: aluminium tank, Ducati Quick Shift, slipper clutch, rear Öhlins suspension with TTXR technology, 168 kg dry weight. The 1198 SP is all set for your next track challenge.
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1198 SP Overview
Ducati SP Philosophy
The "SP" (Sport Production) logo is once again emblazoned on the fairing of a Ducati SBK. It was first introduced on the legendary Ducati 851 to identify versions that were used as a basis for development of bikes competing in the Sport Production championship, the forerunner of the current Super Stock. Now as then, "SP" identifies standard production models that are kitted out to make them "track ready".
Now, from unparalleled experience acquired on tracks all over the world, comes the 1198 SP, more exclusive and higher-performing than ever before: the aluminium tank, Ducati Quick Shift, slipper clutch, Ohlins suspension with TTXR technology at the rear and a dry weight of 168 kg make the 1198 SP ready for any track challenge.
The Ohilins fork, lightened chassis components and the exceptional DTC (Ducati Traction Control) system complete what is already an extremely well equipped motorcycle.
The Testastretta Evoluzione engine is the crowning glory of our development and the perfection of the L-Twin engine. World Superbike dominance for almost two decades is the result of continual commitment to our twin-cylinder configuration. We now share the reward for that commitment with World Championship-winning technology constantly flowing from the factory race team into our production engines.
Volumetric efficiency through the four valves per cylinder is optimised with valve diameters at 43.5mm for the inlet and 35.5mm for the exhaust.
1198 SP Race Derived Detail
The 1198 engines all share the same attention to race-derived details.
Race-designed 1198 pistons have a distinctive double-ribbed undercrown to achieve high strength and reduced friction by using minimal piston wall surface area. Using technology developed for the Desmosedici MotoGP project, the design enables reliable operation of the 106mm diameter pistons when performing at high rpm.
Racing-type rocker arms are 'super-finished' for reduced friction and fatigue at high rpm.
The gearbox's carefully calculated specification allows the use of a high ratio 6th gear, fully enabling the speed increase achieved from additional performance modifications (suggested for track use only). Also with performance in mind and because of its high resistance to fatigue, the gears are machined from the same high-strength steel used in Ducati Corse race applications and are subjected to a shot-peening treatment that further ensures their strength.
1198 SP Colours
Available in just two colours - Black or Red
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