Ducati 748SPS

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 748 SPS

Year

1998 - 99

Engine

Four stroke, 90°“L”twin cylinder, DOHC, desmodromic 4 valves per cylinder, belt driven

Capacity

748 cc / 45.6 cu in
Bore x Stroke 88 x 61.5 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil Semi-Synthetic, 10W/40
Oil Capacity 3.5 L / 3.7 US qt / 3.1 Imp qt

Induction

Weber I.A.W. CPU 1.6M
Spark Plug Champion A55V

Ignition 

Electronic
Battery 12V 16Ah
Starting Electric

Max Power

72.1 kW / 98 hp @ 1100 rpm 

Max Power Rear Tyre

66.8 kW / 90.8 hp @ 10900 rpm

Max Torque

75 Nm / 7.65 kg-m /55.3 ft-lb @ 8700 rpm
Clutch Dry, multi-plate, hydraulic control

Transmission

6 Speed 
Primary Drive Ratio 2:1 (31/62)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.466 / 2nd 1.765 / 3rd 1.400 / 4th 1.182 / 5th 1.043 / 6th 0.958:1
Final Drive Ratio 2.64:1 (14/37)
Final Drive Chain, 520 VL4 - 5/8" x 1/4"
Frame Trestle type constructed of "ALS 450" steel alloy

Front Suspension

Inverted type, 43 mm diameter stanchions, Showa GD051, fully adjustable
Front Wheel Travel 127 mm / 5.0 in

Rear Suspension

Progressive linkage with adjustable monoshock, Showa GD052-007-02
Rear Wheel Travel 130 mm / 5.1 in

Front Brakes

2 x 320mm Discs, 4 piston calipers, Brembo

Rear Brakes

Single 220 mm disc, 1 piston caliper, Brembo

Front Tyre

120/60 ZR17

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR17
Rake 25°
Dimensions Length: 2050 mm / 80.7 in
Width:     685 mm / 27.0 in
Height: 1090 mm / 42.9 in
Wheelbase 1410 mm / 55.5 in
Seat Height 790 mm / 31.1 in
Ground Clearance 150 mm / 5.9 in.
Handlebar Height 850 mm / 33.5 in.

Dry Weight

198 kg / 436 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

17 Litres / 4.5 US gal / 3.7 Imp gal

Consumption Average

5.8 L/100 km / 17.3 km/l / 40.7 US mpg / 48.9 Imp mpg

Braking 60 km/h - 0

13.3 m / 43.6 ft

Braking 100 km/h - 0

37.7 m / 123.7 ft

Standing ¼ Mile  

11.2 sec / 204 km/h / 127 mph

Top Speed

250 km/h / 155 mph

The SPS replaced SP in 1998.

Now with twin pin Brembo calipers, 98 style graphics with just 'DUCATI' on the side fairing and no tank graphics.

SP Steel rods replaced by SPS Titanium rods (NOT race rods, the same design as the BP rod but made from ti.) Not as good as the SP rods but this allowed the crank to be very slightly lighter to balance.