Troy Bayliss won the Superbike World Championship for Ducati three times between 2001 and 2008, on three different generations of desmoquattro superbike. Ducati saluted his career with a great special edition -R in 2009, with his race number and Aussie flag livery. Fittingly for a homologation special, number 106 of 500 has been improved for track use, but turned under 1,000 miles.
2009 Ducati 1098R Bayliss Limited Edition #106/500
An major update for 2009 was the use of the testastretta “Evoluzione” engine, with a majority of titanium internals making 180 hp and 99 ft.-lbs. torque right off the showroom floor. The archetypal trellis frame has been beefed up for the occasion, and components are the best that Öhlins, Brembo, and Marchesini had to offer. Hidden in the carbon fairing are traction control with eight settings, and a data storage and analysis module.
Always intended for the track, the owner Chris has made a few choice mods but fewer miles. Recent heavy maintenance was done on time not miles, either way ready for a new rider. Kyle Racing suspension upgrades are advertised as more linear for the monoshock and adjustable for the triple-trees. Most take-off parts and limited edition swag are included, and an aftermarket set of track bodywork could be negotiated. Chris’s description:
Basics: 983 mi, single owner purchased from Ducati Winchester. #106/500. Waiting on paper title from DMV. Major service was done last year (belts/fluids/etc) and has 25mi since. New Supercorsa front and rear installed at that time.
-Dan Kyle triples, rear linkage, and revalved shock w/spring rated for 185# if i remember correctly
-Clutch cover is aftermarket but I don’t remember who made it
-Race exhaust and ecu have always been on the bike
-1/4 turn throttle installed
Stock parts included:
-DDA module but no associated CD or manual
-standard exhaust and ecu
-Bayliss LE plaque and bike cover
-rear shock w/linkage and triples
-nick and small scratches on tank in seat area
-tank has expanded slightly, making contact with the factory steering stabilizer
-belly pan has 1/4″ crack on brake side
Though all 1098’s are better suited for the track than the road, #106 with Chris’s set-up might be even more so. Most 1098’s have low mileage, and -R’s even less, but despite a nick here and there, this example’s condition is remarkable. The 1098R is a high plateau in the superbike landscape, the Bayliss commemorative a peak, and this particular LE a great combination of more and less – power to weight, mods to originality, collectibility to miles. Chris asks $24,500 and can be reached by email – here –.