Prince William orders £17k Ducati 1198SP superbike

Adrenaline-hungry Prince will be able to clock 190mph on Ducati's top of the range superbike

PRINCE WILLIAM has ordered a top of the range Ducati superbike, costing over £17,000.

The motorcycle-loving Prince has owned his fair share of bikes, from a Yamaha XT600, to a Honda Blackbird. Last year Prince William was spotted riding a Ducati 1198S to a polo match and now he's placed an order for the even more focused 1198SP, in black with a silver stripe running down the centre.

The Ducati 1198SP produces around 160bhp and is capable of 190mph and 0-60mph in around 3 seconds. It features Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Ducati Data Analyser (DDA), Ohlins TTX rear suspension, slipper clutch and aluminium fuel tank in addition to the usual Ohlins front suspension, forged Marchesini wheels and lightweight carbon fibre components.

It's a full-on superbike that wouldn't have been out of place on the British Superbike grid a couple of years ago. Steady-away now Will...