Ducati 98: history, specs, pictures

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Ducati 98
Manufacturer Ducati
Production 1952
Class Enduro
Engine Single cylinder, 4-stroke, OHV, pushrod
Bore / Stroke 48.3mm x 48.3mm
Compression ratio 8.1:1
Horse Power 4.96 HP (3.7 KW) @ 6800RPM
Fuel system Carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 3-Speed

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet Multi-plate
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork
Rear: Non-adjustable twin hydraulic shocks, swingarm
Brakes Front: Drum
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 2.75-17
Rear Tire 2.75-17
Wheelbase 48.82 inches (1240 mm)
Dimensions L 74.02 inches (1880 mm)
Seat height 28.7 inches (729 mm)
Weight  (dry), 79.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual
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The Ducati 98 was a Single cylinder, 4-stroke, OHV, pushrod Enduro motorcycle produced by Ducati in 1952. Claimed horsepower was 4.96 HP (3.7 KW) @ 6800 RPM.


A 48.3mm bore x 48.3mm stroke result in a displacement of just 98.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 3-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet Multi-plate.


It came with a 2.75-17 front tire and a 2.75-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Drum in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a Non-adjustable twin hydraulic shocks, swingarm. The wheelbase was 48.82 inches (1240 mm) long.

1952 - 1955 Ducati 98[edit]

Ducati 98 and 98N are decendants of the 65 and were designed by Fiorio. The overhead valve engine had a forward facing exhaust end rear facing carburetor. It had a beautiful openspine pressed steel frame. In 1957 the 98N received as four-speed gearbox and the production ended in 1958 when the 98T was introduced.