In a little high-stakes WSBK poker, house designer Giandrea Fabbro penned a treatment reverent to the 916 and 996, and powerplant engineers prepared an 1100 with a few beneficial changes to the valve train - just before the rule czars increased twin displacement to 1200cc. The 1098 was a nice success for Ducati but was shortly succeeded by the 1198. The 1098S-Tricolore was just the thing for an NFL wide reciever with a new long-term contract.
A return to Ducati's superbike roots, the 1098 had a lower look and two-one-two exhaust. Claiming 160 hp and a whopping 90 ft-lbs torque, verifiable by the digital dash and analysis software. Beside standard superbike fare of DOHC big twin, trellis frame, and dry clutch, the -S sports Termignoni carbon mufflers, forged Marchesini wheels, fully adjustable Ohlins dampers, and carbon fiber just about everything. The Tricolore paint with gold highlights is just the icing on the cake.
Nicely presented, this 1098 has just break-in miles and a few nice updates in the lever, seat, clutch cover, and windshield departments. Otherwise it looks stock and undamaged, with good tires. From the eBay auction:
Offering my 2007 Tricolore. It has been loved and is in perfect condition. Full Ohlins suspension, Termi exhaust, Suede seat plus original, Carbon fiber rear fender hugger, Yoyodyne clutch slave, new Michelins, new lithium battery, full 3M clear paint protection kit, adjustable levers, SSR open clutch cover, Ducati pressure plate, Tinted windshield. 3100 miles (may go up slightly if weather permits). Always covered and kept in climate controlled storage. Always full synthetic oil.
Original owner was NFL player Reggie Brown of the Philadelphia Eagles. All recalls have been completed and documented.
Sale includes all books and records plus both keys, stock windshield and stock seat.
Note* Stock mirrors have been reinstalled. Bar end mirrors were removed and are not included in sale.
A beauty and a special 1098, and not an easy bike for the road, Ducati took the R-variant to the WSBK banquet in 2008 and 2011 ( with 1198 cc engine ). Difficult to demo and sometimes even to inspect this time of year, the low miles, right keys, and documentation is reassuring. Regardless of the miles, the cam belts will want changing, so put that in your bid computer. Owned originally by a starting Eagles wide receiver Reggie Brown, who never had time to rack up the miles, after a couple of injuries was fighting for his starting spot, and is now coaching college ball in Georgia. Happy New Year, Dec. 31st is not too early to think spring !