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2009 Ducati 1198 Comparo Photo Gallery

Check out how the 2009 Ducati 1198 motorcycle compares against the best 2009 liter-class motorcycles in our 2009 Superbike Smackdown VI.

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2009 Superbike Smackdown horsepower chart courtesy of Mickey Cohen Motorsports.
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2009 Superbike Smackdown torque chart courtesy of Mickey Cohen Motorsports.
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2009 Superbike Smackdown Quarter Mile Times
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The Ducati's Digitek display is easy to read whether in daylight or at night.
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The 2009 Ducati 1198 has no shortage of power.
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The Ducati 1198 translates more road feel to the rider, however it comes at the price of overall comfort.
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Bored? Get a Ducati 1198 and find a curvy road. Your problem will be forever solved.
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The Ducati is the only motorcycle in this test that uses a Steel-Trellis type frame as opposed to the Japanese bikes Twin Spar aluminum frame.
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The Ducati 1198 differs from the Japanese Superbikes by having a 200cc larger V-Twin engine.
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The Ducati 1198 comes with a set of trick-looking aluminum Marchesini wheels.
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The Ducati doesn't turn quite as sharp as the other four Japanese bikes.
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Another year, another batch of brand-new candy-colored Superbikes. This year Motorcycle USA presents separate track and street evaluations for your liter-class sportbike pleasure.
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$60,000-plus worth of machinery. But which one is right for you? Follow along and let's find out.
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2009 Ducati 1198 Comparo
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2009 Ducati 1198 Comparo
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Most all of our testers we're still enamored with the styling of the Ducati 1198.
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Keeping the front wheel on the ground is harder than it looks aboard the 2009 Ducati 1198.
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When the road starts to zig zag the Ducati 1198 is in its element.