There's no change to the eight-valve desmo engine, which churns out industrial quantities of torque on the way to a stated maximum output of 170 horsepower at 9750 rpm. Naturally the 1198SP is fitted with Ducati's MotoGP-developed traction control, as well as a DDA data analyzer that keeps track of myriad details about your track session, including where and how much TC is active. A Corse-style aluminum fuel tank is 2.6 lbs. lighter and boosts capacity from 4.1 to 4.7 gallons. The only other difference between the S and the SP is the price, which contrary to tradition has decreased. While the 2010 1198S cost $24,995, the 1198SP costs $21,995 and has more features.