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The following models are included in this manual: 998 / Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.
2002 Ducati 998
2003 Ducati 998
Engine: 998 cc, V-twin, fuel injected 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled, 123.0 HP (89.8 kW) @ 9750 RPM, 96.9 Nm (9.9 kgf-m or 71.5 ft.lbs) @ 8000 RPM, 11.4:1, 100.0 x 63.5 mm (3.9 x 2.5 inches)
Production year(s): 02, 03, 2002-2003
Language: English (some of our manuals are multilanguage)
"Get Your Ducati 998 Sport Bike Owner's Manual in PDF Format!"
Are you a proud owner of a 2002-2003 Ducati 998 sport bike? To ensure you have all the information you need to properly maintain and optimize your machine, we offer you the convenience of a downloadable PDF owner's manual. In this comprehensive guide, you'll find engine specifications, maintenance tips, tuning suggestions, available accessories, and more. Read on to discover everything you need to know about your Ducati 998!
Engine Specifications/Technical Data:
• The Ducati 998 featured a powerful 998cc, liquid-cooled, 90-degree V-twin engine.
• It had a bore and stroke measurement of 100mm x 63.5mm.
• The engine utilized Desmodromic valve actuation for precise valve control.
• It featured four valves per cylinder, resulting in a total of eight valves.
• The Ducati 998 had a compression ratio of 11.4:1, delivering impressive performance.
• The bike utilized fuel injection with two injectors per cylinder.
• It had a six-speed transmission with a dry multi-plate clutch.
• The Ducati 998's engine produced approximately 123 horsepower and 71 lb-ft of torque.
• It featured a tubular steel trellis frame for rigidity and precise handling.
• The bike had a dry weight of around 189 kilograms (417 pounds).
• The front suspension consisted of fully adjustable Showa upside-down forks.
• The rear suspension featured a fully adjustable Showa monoshock.
• The braking system utilized Brembo calipers and discs for exceptional stopping power.
• The Ducati 998 had a wheelbase of 1,420mm (55.9 inches) for stability.
• It had a fuel capacity of approximately 17 liters (4.5 gallons).
• The bike rode on 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels.
• The front tire size was 120/70 ZR17, while the rear tire size was 190/50 ZR17.
• It had a seat height of around 780mm (30.7 inches).
• The Ducati 998 had a top speed of approximately 270 km/h (168 mph).
• The bike featured a single-sided swingarm, adding to its distinctive design.
Facts and Details:
- The Ducati 998 was part of the renowned Ducati 916/996/998 series, known for their iconic design and performance.
- It was considered a high-performance sport bike, suitable for both track days and spirited road riding.
- The bike's V-twin engine offered a unique sound and character, providing exhilarating acceleration.
- Ducati's Desmodromic valve system ensured precise valve control and minimized power loss.
- The Ducati 998's trellis frame contributed to its exceptional handling and stability.
- Riders praised the bike's agile and responsive nature, making it a joy to carve through corners.
- The fully adjustable suspension allowed riders to fine-tune the bike's setup to their preferences and riding style.
- The Brembo braking system provided confidence-inspiring stopping power and excellent modulation.
- The Ducati 998's lightweight construction and powerful engine delivered impressive power-to-weight ratio.
- The bike's distinctive design, with its single-sided swingarm and underseat exhaust, garnered attention and admiration.
- Owners appreciated the Ducati 998's exclusivity, as it was produced in limited numbers.
- The bike's aggressive riding position and firm suspension made it better suited for experienced riders.
- Fuel efficiency was not a strong suit of the Ducati 998, as its focus was on performance rather than economy.
Maintenance Intervals, Tips, and Common Issues:
► Oil and filter changes should be performed according to the manufacturer's recommendations, usually every 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) or annually.
► Regularly check and adjust valve clearances to ensure optimal engine performance.
► Lubricate the chain frequently and maintain proper tension to prevent premature wear.
► It's crucial to follow the recommended service intervals for the timing belt replacement to avoid potential engine damage.
► Keep the air filter clean and replace it as needed to maintain proper airflow.
► Check the coolant level and inspect the cooling system for leaks regularly.
► Carefully monitor tire condition and pressure for optimal grip and safety.
► Ensure brake pads and discs are within the recommended limits, and replace them as necessary.
► Common issues with the Ducati 998 may include electrical gremlins, such as faulty connectors or wiring. Thoroughly inspect and address any electrical issues promptly.
► Another common problem can be related to the fuel injection system, particularly clogged injectors or fuel pressure regulator. Regular maintenance and fuel system cleaning can help prevent these issues.
► It's important to properly winterize the bike if not ridden during colder months to prevent fuel and battery-related issues.
Popular Tuning Tips or Modifications:
* Upgrading to an aftermarket exhaust system can enhance the bike's sound and potentially improve performance.
* Installing a power commander or similar fuel management system allows for fine-tuning the fuel mapping to match performance modifications.
* Upgrading the suspension components, such as forks and shock, can further improve the bike's handling and adjustability.
* Performance air filters and airbox modifications can increase airflow and improve engine response.
* Replacing the stock sprockets with different tooth counts can alter the bike's gearing for improved acceleration or top speed.
* Adding a steering damper can enhance stability and reduce the chance of headshake during aggressive riding.
Available Accessories and Aftermarket Options:
■ Performance exhaust systems from renowned manufacturers like Akrapovič, Termignoni, and Arrow.
■ Tail tidies and aftermarket rearsets for improved aesthetics and adjustability.
■ Carbon fiber or fiberglass fairings and bodywork for weight reduction and enhanced looks.
■ Frame sliders and crash protection to minimize damage in case of a fall or accident.
■ Upgraded brake pads and rotors for improved braking performance.
■ Adjustable levers for personalized reach and comfort.
■ Tank grips and pads for enhanced grip and control during spirited riding.
■ Rear seat cowls for a sleeker look when riding solo.
■ Upgraded headlights and taillights for improved visibility and style.
■ Racing or track-oriented accessories such as quick shifters, rearsets, and clip-on handlebars.
Owner Reviews and Opinions:
☺ Exhilarating performance with a powerful V-twin engine.
☺ Precise handling and excellent cornering capabilities.
☺ Distinctive design and iconic Ducati styling.
☺ High-quality components and build quality.
☺ Exclusive and limited production numbers.
☻ Firm suspension setup may not be suitable for all riders, especially for long-distance touring.
☻ Aggressive riding position can be uncomfortable for some riders during extended rides.
☻ Maintenance and service costs can be higher compared to some other sport bikes.
☻ Limited storage options for carrying luggage or daily commuting.
Repairs that Need to Be Carried Out Most Frequently:
→ Regular oil and filter changes.
→ Valve clearance adjustments.
→ Timing belt replacement.
→ Chain and sprocket replacement.
→ Brake pad replacement.
→ Cooling system maintenance and coolant flush.
→ Electrical system troubleshooting and repair.
→ Fuel injector cleaning or replacement.
→ Battery replacement.
→ Suspension maintenance and fluid changes.
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