Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Martini Racing Ducati 1098S

One-off Superbike displayed at Laguna Seca

Ducati North America unveiled a one-off 1098S to honor the classic Martini Racing Porsches of the ’70s.

The Martini-Ducati 1098S Superbike features parts and accessories from the Ducati Performance catalogue. With the bike to be displayed at the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, Aug. 14-16 at Laguna Seca, Ducati North America decided to paint the 1098S with Martini-Porsche’s blue and red striping.

The Martini-Ducati 1098S beside the Martini Racing Porsche 908/3.

The Martini-Ducati 1098S beside the Martini Racing Porsche 908/3.

Modifications include racing camshafts, race pistons and titanium connecting rods, all connected to a lightened crankshaft. The bike also features magnesium wheels, a World Superbike spec gearbox, a 1/4 turn throttle, billet racing pegs, Ohlins suspension, carbon fiber panels and a titanium exhaust with 70mm tubing and carbon mufflers.

Sources: www.motorcycle.com

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