Ducati 98: history, specs, pictures
|Engine||Single cylinder, 4-stroke, OHV, pushrod|
|Bore / Stroke||48.3mm x 48.3mm|
|Horse Power||4.96 HP (3.7 KW) @ 6800RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: 3-Speed |
Final Drive: Chain
|Suspension||Front: Telescopic fork |
Rear: Non-adjustable twin hydraulic shocks, swingarm
|Brakes||Front: Drum |
|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)|
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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
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.