DUCATI 1098R - best bike for racing track.

The 1098 R is one of the most advanced, most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle ever built, with the highest torque-to-weight ratio in the sport bike category. Its competition specification and superior components together with advanced electronics and race-proven chassis technology deliver a level of performance that empowers you with confidence and capability.World Superbike rule changes mean that the road-going ‘R’ version is closer than ever to the factory race bike. The 1098 R is not a replica – it’s the real deal. An incredible 180hp L-Twin Testastretta Evoluzione engine in a race-winning Trellis chassis set-up tips the scales at an unbelievably lightweight 165kg (364lbs) and comes with a race kit that introduces Ducati Corse’s world championship winning traction control system.
1098 R Testastretta Evoluzione power

The 1098 R engine represents the finest twin-cylinder technology in the world. It produces 180hp (132.4kW) @ 9,750rpm and 99.1 lb-ft (13.7kgm) of brute torque @ 7,750rpm in standard mode and an astonishing 186hp when using the supplied race kit, which is intended for track use only.Confirming the 1098 R’s race specification by minimizing weight and increasing performance, the crankshaft connecting rods are made in titanium saving 130g over the stock 1098 rods while reducing their reciprocating forces and improving crankshaft acceleration. Cam belt covers molded in carbon fiber and cam covers cast in magnesium alloy complete the lightweight package. The result is a weight saving of 5.6kg (12.34lbs) over the 999R engine and 2.2kg (4.8lbs) less than the 1098.


The 1098 R chassis and suspension components are the results of detailed study and a performance first priority approach to development. The goal was to achieve even more weight saving while building in strength and rigidity to manage the incredible power of the new 180hp engine. The result is an impressive 16kg (35lbs) overall vehicle weight reduction compared to the 999R and an impressive 6kg (13lbs) over the already lightweight 1098 S.

Traction control: For the first time ever on a production motorcycle, a true competition-level traction control system comes integrated into the 1098 R electronics as standard equipment. Activated by fitting the race kit ECU, which is designed to be used with the race mufflers and so intended for track use only, the Ducati Traction Control (DTC) system is accessible via the digital instrument display and offers eight levels of control.

Ducati 1098 R Instrumentation Panel

Data acquisition

Supplied with the 1098 R, the Ducati Data Analyzer (DDA), which includes PC software, a USB-ready data retrieval card and instructions, enables owners to review and analyze the performance of the bike and its rider, and make comparisons between various channels of information.

Data can be analyzed in graphic form with options to zoom into detail of specific sections. Dragging a trace along a timeline to reveal individual values of the above listed channels enables the user to analyze performance in the same way that data technicians are able in factory teams.

Ducati 1098 R Technical Specifications

TypeL-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Bore x Stroke106×67.9mm
Compression Ratio12.8:1
Power180hp – 132.4kw @ 9750rpm
Torque99.1lb-ft 134Nm @ 7750rpm
Fuel injectionMarelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies
ExhaustLightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel and titanium mufflers
EmissionsEuro 3
Gearbox6 speed
Ratio1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 24/23, 6th 22/25
Primary driveStraight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Final driveChain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 38
ClutchDry multiplate with hydraulic control slipper clutch
FrameTubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
Wheelbase1430mm / 56.3 in
Rake24°30′ / 24,5°
Steering angle28°30′ / 28,5°
Front suspensionÖhlins 43mm fully adjustable upside-down fork with TiN
Front wheel travel120mm / 4.7in
Front wheel5-spoke in forged light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre120/70 ZR17
Rear suspensionProgressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins TTXRmonoshock with top-out spring. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel127mm / 5in
Rear wheel5-spoke forged light alloy 6.00 x 17
Rear tyre190/55 ZR17
Front brake2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc calipers 4-piston, 2-pad.
Rear brake245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Fuel tank capacity15.5L (of which 4L reserve) / 4.1 US gal (of which 1 US gal reserve)
Dry weight165kg / 364lbs
Seat height820mm / 32.2in
Max height1100mm / 43.3in
Max length2100mm / 82.6in
InstrumentsDigital MotoGP derived unit displaying: Speedometer, rev counter, clock, scheduled maintenance warning, warning light for low oil pressure, fuel level, oil temperature, fuel reserve, trip fuel, neutral, turn signals, average speed, average fuel consumption, remaining fuel metre, immobilizer, options and management for DTC (Ducati Traction Control accessible only with race ECU fitted). DDA system enabled.
** Warranty2 years unlimited mileage
VersionsSingle seat