Ducati 98 / 98N

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 98 / 98N

Year

98: 1952 - 55
98N: 1956 - 57

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, pushrod

Capacity

98 cc / 6.0 cu in
Bore x Stroke 49 x 52 mm
Compression Ratio 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 Tyre

2.75 - 17 CEAT or Pirelli

Rear Tyre

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

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.