Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ducati 1098s

Engine: L-twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Top Speed: 169 miles per hour (271 km/h)
Power: 119.3 kW (160.0 bhp) @ 9750 rpm
Transmission: 6 speed Chain

The Ducati 1098 is a 1099 cc L-twin sport bike manufactured by Ducati. It was announced on November 8, 2006 for the 2007 model year and replaces the 999. The 1098 makes a manufacturer claimed 160 horsepower, 90.4 ft-lb torque, and weighs 173kg. These figures give the 1098 the highest torque-to-weight ratio of any production sport bike ever made. When it comes to top speed it stands at a difference of 5 mph from BMW. Hopefully it’s quite a safe distance for BMW for few years to come as Ducati might stand at last in top 10 fastest bikes for a while.