2011 Ducati Superbike 1198 SP Replaces Ducati’s Middle-Spec Superbike 1198 S

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Confirming what we already knew from ahead of Intermot, the 2011 Ducati Superbike 1198 SP will get a bevy of add-ons and upgrades for 2011, and help Ducati deplete its stockpile of 1198 lumps before the 2012 Superbike debuts next year. With a MSRP of $21,995, the 2011 Ducati Superbike 1198 SP gets a slipper clutch, Öhlins TTX rear shock (normally a $1,400 option), aluminum fuel tank with a .66 gallon larger capacity (4.75 gallons total, and normally a $1,500 option), and Marchesini forged aluminum wheels ($2,300 option).

2011 Ducati Superbike 1198 SP is taking the place of the Ducati Superbike 1198 S line, and even with all these goodies added to it, Ducati has only raised the price of the middle-spec Superbike by $200. If you’ve recently purchased a Ducati Superbike 1198 S, we feel sorry for you. More photos after the jump.

Both the 1198 base model & 1198 SP will get Ducati’s Data Acquisition (DDA), Ducati Quick Shifter (DQS), and Ducati’s Traction Control (DTC) in 2011. Weight savings for the 2011 Ducati Superbike 1198 SP is 7lbs compared to the 2011 Ducati Superbike 1198, mostly due to lighter wheels, aluminum tank, and carbon fiber bits. You can have your 2011 Ducati Superbike 1198 SP in any color, as long as its either black or red.

Source: Ducati