Ducati 98T / 98TL

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Ducati 98T / 98TL
Manufacturer
Production 1953 - 58
Engine
Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, pushrod
Compression ratio 8:1
Top Speed 75 km/h / 46.6 mph
Ignition 6V, 25W, Flywheel magneto
Transmission 3 Speed From 1957: 4 speed
Frame Open spine pressed steel frame
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork.
Rear: Non-adjustable twin hydraulic shocks, swingarm
Brakes Front: Drum
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 2.50 - 17
Rear Tire 2.75 - 17
Wheelbase 1245 mm / 49.0 in
Seat Height 762 mm / 30.0 in
Weight 80 kg / 176 lbs (dry),
Fuel Capacity 14 L / 3.7 US gal / 3.1 Imp gal
Manuals Service Manual


It could reach a top speed of 75 km/h / 46.6 mph.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a Air cooled cooled Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, pushrod. The engine featured a 8:1 compression ratio.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 2.50 - 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 98T / 98TL was fitted with a 14 L / 3.7 US gal / 3.1 Imp gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just 80 kg / 176 lbs. The wheelbase was 1245 mm / 49.0 in long.

Photos[edit]

Ducati 98T / 98TL Ducati 98T / 98TL

Overview[edit]

Ducati 98T / 98TL








Some of the variations on the 98 which were also launched in 1953 are the 98T - Tourismo and the 98TL - Tourismo Lusso. There were monor differences in terms of light alloy wheel rims (98TL), thigher handlebars, different tanks and two-piece saddles. The TL also received a protective crash bar.

Make Model Ducati 98T / 98TL
Year 1953 - 58
Engine Type Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, pushrod
Displacement 98 cc / 6.0 cu in
Bore X Stroke 49 x 52 mm
Compression 8:1
Cooling System Air cooled
Lubrication System Dry sump
Induction Dell' Orto MA16B carburetor
Ignition 6V, 25W, Flywheel magneto
Starting Kick
Max Power 4.3 kW / 5.8 hp @ 7500 rpm
Transmission 3 Speed From 1957: 4 speed
Gear Ratios (from 1957) 1st: 2.690 / 2nd 1.850 / 3rd 1.365 / 4th 1.000:1
Final Drive Chain
Final Drive Ratio 2.706
Frame Open spine pressed steel frame
Front Suspension Telescopic fork.
Rear Suspension Non-adjustable twin hydraulic shocks, swingarm
Front Brakes Drum
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Tire 2.50 - 17
Rear Tire 2.75 - 17
Dimensions Length: 1890 mm / 74.4 in
Wheelbase 1245 mm / 49.0 in
Seat Height 762 mm / 30.0 in
Dry Weight 80 kg / 176 lbs
Fuel Capacity 14 L / 3.7 US gal / 3.1 Imp gal
Top Speed 75 km/h / 46.6 mph