The 2011 Ducati 1198 is one of the best-performing sport bikes on the market. The bike is available in two trims. First, there is the base 1198 trim, and there is also the higher-level 1198 SP trim. The 2011 Ducati 1198 is designed specifically with performance in mind, and Ducati has loaded the bike with a number of features designed to maximize highway and racetrack driving. The bike comes at a steep price tag, although Ducati justifies the price through a powerful engine. Still, prospective buyers should be aware that this is not a bike that is designed for everyday use. It should be treated as a bike for performance outings only. Adding to the expense is that the 2011 Ducati 1198 is, like all performance sport bikes, especially expensive to maintain. The bike should be considered for those looking for elite levels of performance, as this is the bike’s true area of strength. In particular, the 170- horsepower engine is among the most powerful in its (or any other) category. The bike also offers a remarkable 97 lb-ft of torque. The fuel capacity is 4.10 gallons, although fuel economy estimates have not been released.