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Traction controlled 1098

Published: 23 December 2006

Updated: 19 November 2014

Ducati has confirmed the new 1098 superbike has got the option to run the same traction control system as used on the MotoGP and World Superbike race bikes.

Ducati uses a Magneti-Marelli engine management system derived from the race bikes and this is the first time it has the option to run traction control.

MCN has got hold of an electronic version of the 1098 owners manual and it mentions an error code associated with traction control.

On page 33 of the manual, it says: “Error code: DTC 8.0 Traction control unit error (The error can only occur if the bike has been fitted with the traction control kit available from Ducati Performance)” Ducati spokesman Francesco Rapisarda said: “It has always been our intention to improve the technology on our road bikes by introducing the technology from the racing track to the road.

“We can confirm there is the possibility of fitting traction control to the 1098 but this is not possible at the moment. Maybe in the future.”

Rapisarda denied the traction control system will be fitted to the more expensive, limited edition Tricolore version of the 1098.

He said: “I can say 100 per cent this will not be on the Triccolore.”

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