|Engine||90°V-twin cylinder, 4-valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled|
|Transmission||6 speed, dry multi-plate clutch|
The 1198 shares identical design elements with its predecessor 1098, but has more power and torque, redesigned wheels, lighter headlights, traction control and lighter fairings (on the S model), and a few minor paint changes. Another carryover from its 998 heritage is a distinctive single-sided swingarm.
The Ducati 1198 models color are available in red, white and black.