BSD Engineering Ducati 1098/1198 triple clamps to reduce fork offset and tidy up the steering on corner exit
These rather fetchingly manufactured BSD Engineering triple clamps hark back to our days racing Ducati’s 1098. We did quite a lot of engine and chassis development back then, and produced these to reduce the fork offset.
An innate problem with the bike is running wide out of corners and reducing the offset (and thus trail) tidies it all up. The trade off is a little instability at top speed, but at least the bike holds a line on its way out of a corner…
We did make some other chassis changes, so this wasn’t a mod performed in isolation. Since producing the prototypes for our 1098 we’ve made several sets – these being the latest – and for those people still racing ‘em, it’s a known fix for a known problem. Cost varies depending on what customers want but this these landed at £480 plus VAT.