Ducati 98 / 98N

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Ducati 98 / 98N
Manufacturer
Production 98: 1952 - 55 98N: 1956 - 57
Engine
Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, pushrod
Compression ratio 8:1
Top Speed 98: 75 km/h / 46.6 mph 98N: 80 km/h / 49.7 mph
Ignition 6V, 25W, Flywheel magneto
Transmission 98 / 98N:3 Speed For 1957 the 98N: 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 2.75 - 17 CEAT or Pirelli
Rear Tire 2.75 - 17 CEAT or Pirelli
Wheelbase 1240 mm / 48.8 in
Seat Height 730 mm / 28.7 in
Weight 98: 72 kg / 159 lbs 98N: 81 kg / 179 lbs (dry),
Fuel Capacity 10 L / 2.6 US gal / 2.2 Imp gal
Manuals Service Manual


It could reach a top speed of 98: 75 km/h / 46.6 mph 98N: 80 km/h / 49.7 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 2.75 - 17 CEAT or Pirelli front tire and a 2.75 - 17 CEAT or Pirelli 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 98 / 98N was fitted with a 10 L / 2.6 US gal / 2.2 Imp gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just 98: 72 kg / 159 lbs 98N: 81 kg / 179 lbs. The wheelbase was 1240 mm / 48.8 in long.

Photos[edit]

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Overview[edit]

Ducati 98 / 98N









The 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. Production ceased in 1958 when the 98T was introduced.

Make Model Ducati 98 / 98N
Year 98: 1952 - 55 98N: 1956 - 57
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 4.1 kW / 5.5 hp @ 6800 rpm
Transmission 98 / 98N:3 Speed For 1957 the 98N: 4 speed
Final Drive Chain
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 2.75 - 17 CEAT or Pirelli
Rear Tire 2.75 - 17 CEAT or Pirelli
Dimensions Length: 1880 mm / 74.1 in
Wheelbase 1240 mm / 48.8 in
Seat Height 730 mm / 28.7 in
Dry Weight 98: 72 kg / 159 lbs 98N: 81 kg / 179 lbs
Fuel Capacity 10 L / 2.6 US gal / 2.2 Imp gal
Top Speed 98: 75 km/h / 46.6 mph 98N: 80 km/h / 49.7 mph