Ducati 98 / 98N (98:1952-5598N:1956-57)

The Ducati 98 and 98N were small motorcycles produced in the early 1950s to late 1950s. The engine of the bike was a four-stroke, single-cylinder overhead valve, push rod model with a capacity of 98cc. The engine had a bore of 49mm and a stroke of 52mm. The compression ratio was 8:1 and the cooling system was air-cooled. The lubrication system was dry sump and the Induction was through Dell’ Orto MA16B carburetor. The bike had a 6V, 25W, flywheel magneto ignition system and used the kick start method to operate. The bike was capable of producing a maximum power of 4.1 kW or 5.5 hp at 6800 rpm. The transmission had three speeds, but for the 1957 version, the 98N had a four-speed transmission. The final drive of the bike was through a chain. The motorcycle had an open-spine pressed steel frame and a telescopic fork front suspension. The rear suspension comprised non-adjustable twin hydraulic shocks and a swingarm. The front and rear brakes were both drum brakes. The bike had CEAT or Pirelli tires both front and rear size 2.75-17. The bike had a length of 1880 mm, a wheelbase of 1240 mm and a dry weight of 72 kg for the 98 model, and 81 kg for the 98N model. The fuel capacity was 10 L that could travel up to 75 km/h for the 98 model and 80 km/h for the 98N model.

Technical specifications:

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

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