This photo of the 2011 Ducati 1198 SP was snapped on the Intermot show floor just moments ago, a day before the show’s press day. So what’s an SP? Well, take an outgoing 1198S, add a slipper clutch, aluminum tank, a $1,400 Ohlins TTX shock, a quickshifter and a few other options, but — this is the kicker — we hear all that’s only going to cost $100 over the price of last year's 1198S. Has Ducati suddenly decided to become the bargain of exotic Italian superbikes?

Update: a second picture below.

Update 2: now we've got video courtesy of

2011 Ducati 1198SP spied on Intermot show floor


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