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2011 Ducati Superbike 1198 Track Smackdown Photo Gallery

Ducati’s 1198 Superbike squares up against the world’s latest open-class sportbikes see how it fares in the 2011 Ducati 1198 Track Comparison review.

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2011 Ducati 1198 Superbike Smackdown Dyno
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2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Horse Power Dyno
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2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Torque Dyno
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The 2011 Ducati 1198 retails for $16,495.
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The 1198 generates so much torque that it can be difficult to keep the front tire on the ground.
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The Ducati’s ergonomics are very aggressive.
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The Ducati 1198 struggled to keep on track due to lack of set-up time to do a mechanical problem.
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The Ducati encountered a mechanical problem which in turn limited our set-up time on it.
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The Ducati feels the closest to a World Superbike off the showroom floor.
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The standard 1198 now features traction control and a quick-shifter both of which perform sub-par.
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The 1198 is one of the lighter motorcycles in this test.
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As always braking performance is a strong point of the 1198.
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The 2011 Ducati 1198 is powered by a 1198cc L-Twin engine.
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The Ducati zooms by during Superpole.
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The Ducati 1198 struggled to keep on track due to lack of set-up time to do a mechanical problem.