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Prince orders Ducati 1198SP with Ohlins suspension systems

Article posted: 15/11/2010 16:00:00
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Prince William has ordered a new DucatiPrince William has ordered a new Ducati

Britain's future king will soon be enjoying the balance afforded by the latest Ohlins suspensions systems, after ordering a new motorcycle.

HRH Prince William has ordered a Ducati 1198SP superbike, which features a TTX Ohlins shock absorber as well as Ohlins forks, according to Visordown.

The bike, which is to cost the prince a cool £17,000, is track-ready and capable of producing 160bhp on its way to a top speed of 190mph.

Also included in the specification is Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Quick Shift, a slipper clutch and an aluminium fuel tank.

It is not the first time Prince William has purchased a Ducati bike. He was spotted riding a black Ducati 1198S to a polo match last year.

His brother Prince Harry is also a motorcycling enthusiast. Earlier this year, Autoevolution.com reported that the young prince had been taking some riding tips from former Suzuki MotoGP rider Chris Vermeulen.

Posted by Marcus Blackburn