Even decked as it is in ten-year-old tech, the 2008 Ducati 1098R is still one hell of a special motorcycle, and still commands onlookers' gaze when it rumbles and rattles past. Ducati made 450 copies of the 1098R, an extra-special version of an already incredible motorcycle.
To separate it from the 1098 and the 1098S, Bologna added 100cc to the big v-twin, though they stuck with the lower-displacement nomenclature. That gave the 381-pound Duc a total of 180 crank horsepower and very nearly 100 lb-ft of torque. At the time, it had the highest torque-to-weight ration of any bike ever made.
This particular 1098R, number 59 of 450, is in predictably incredible shape, especially considering it has done the best part of 9,000 miles. It has been livened up with a Termignoni exhaust, aluminum tank, and a nice crust of carbon fiber dress-ups to set it apart that much more.
From the eBay listing:
2008 Ducati 1098 R
This price will be good till end of listing only.
The bike is in LIKE NEW condition (see pics)!!!
[please see photos]This Special Edition 2008 Ducati Superbike 1098 R is available for sale at Euro Cycles of Tampa Bay located at 8509 Gunn Highway in Odessa, Florida 33556 PH: 813-926-9937 WEB: www.EuroCyclesOfTampaBay.com
This bike is #59 of 450 made worldwide.
- Termignoni Full Exhaust
- Aluminum Tank
- Carbon Fibre: Tank Fairing, Open clutch cover, belt covers, front sprocket cover, Ducati performance Clutch Pressure Plate, Tank ring
The 1098 R is the ultimate Superbike. The most advanced, most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle ever built, with the highest torque-to-weight ratio in the sport bike category. It is the product of a team of designers and engineers focussed on one objective only – to win.
The ‘R’ is a race bike, pure and simple. Its competition specification and superior components together with advanced electronics and race-proven chassis technology deliver a level of performance that empowers you with confidence and capability.
World Superbike rule changes mean that the road-going ‘R’ version is closer than ever to the factory race bike. The 1098 R is not a replica - it’s the real dealADVERTISEMENT. An incredible 180hp L-Twin Testastretta Evoluzione engine in a race-winning Trellis chassis set-up tips the scales at an unbelievably lightweight 165kg (364lbs) and comes with a race kit that introduces Ducati Corse’s world championship winning traction control system.
Once again, Ducati raises the bar and sets the world standard for sport bikes while turning the heads and racing the hearts of enthusiasts throughout the world.
The ‘R’ version of the 1098 is not only the flagship of the Superbike family, but also the platform on which the very latest Ducati Corse technologies are expressed in street bike form. The 1098 R takes all the original 1098 features, reduces weight even further and adds an extra 20 horsepower, traction control, sand-cast crankcases, titanium valves and con-rods, TTX rear suspension and much more to produce the most awesome performance ever seen in this category.
The 1098 R comes with a race kit, which is intended for track use only, boosting power output from 180 to approximately 186hp. The kit consists of a 102dB carbon fibre slip-on muffler kit by Termignoni and a dedicated ECU. The ECU not only has reconfigured mapping to suit the racing mufflers, but also initiates the system dialogue that controls the DTC (Ducati Traction Control) system. The 1098 R is the first ever production bike to be fitted with a true competition-level traction control.
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The Buy-It-Now is set at just under $20k, and is being closely watched with not quite three days left in the listing.