Ducati is often seen as a prestige brand, a kind of royalty within the motorcycling world. Expensive, exotic, and utterly captivating, the Bologna factory makes machines that will move your soul and tug at your heartstrings.
The Ducati 1198 is a superbike made by Ducati from 2009 to 2011. For the 2011 model year, there were two models: the 1198 and 1198S. The 1198 shared design elements with its predecessor 1098, but has more power and torque, redesigned wheels, lighter headlights, traction control, and lighter fairings (on the S model), and a few minor paint changes. One carryover from its 998 heritage is the distinctive single-sided swingarm.