Ducati 748PS: history, specs, pictures

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Ducati 748PS
Production 1998
Class Sport Bike
liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree V-Twin, DOHC, desmodromic 4 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 88.9mm x 88.9mm
Compression ratio 11.6:1
Horsepower 105.0 HP (78.3 KW) @ 11000RPM
Torque 55.32 ft/lbs (75.0 Nm) @ 8700RPM
Fuel System EFI
Transmission Gear box: gear

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: dry, multi-plate, hydraulic control
Suspension Front: 43mm fully-adjustable upside-down fork
Rear: adjustable monoshock with progressive linkage
Brakes Front: dual 320mm discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear: single 220mm disc, 1-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/60 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 55.51 inches (1410 mm)
Length 80.71 inches (2050 mm)
Width 27.01 inches (686 mm)
Seat Height 31.1 inches (790 mm)
Weight 194.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The Ducati 748PS was a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree V-Twin, DOHC, desmodromic 4 valves per cylinder Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Ducati in 1998. Max torque was 55.32 ft/lbs (75.0 Nm) @ 8700 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 105.0 HP (78.3 KW) @ 11000 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

A 88.9mm bore x 88.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 748.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a gear transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, multi-plate, hydraulic control.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 120/60 ZR17 front tire and a 180/55 ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual 320mm discs, 4-piston calipers in the front and a single 220mm disc, 1-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 43mm fully-adjustable upside-down fork while the rear was equipped with a adjustable monoshock with progressive linkage. The wheelbase was 55.51 inches (1410 mm) long.

1998 Ducati 748PS[edit | edit source]

The PS-suffixed version of the Ducati 748 is sure to fit the needs of those riders who make zero comprimises when it comes to performance. It boasts a maximum power output of 105 horsepower and 74 Nm of torque from its liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 748cc, 90-degree V-Twin desmodromic powerplant that was mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

Also, most of its mechanics has been inspired from the machines used by Borgo Panigale in the WSB championship, and has standard fittings such as a fully-adjustable, 43mm upside-down fork, Brembo brakes with dual discs in the front, a full-fairing, dual headlights, a small windscreen, a single seat and cast-aluminum wheels.