Back to a more classic Ducati Superbike look after the 999 years, the 1098 revitalized sales and led to a WSBK win and Bayliss replica. The -S model has upmarket dampers, exhaust, and wheels, and the EVO testastretta engine and revised cooling system were welcome updates. Nicely farkled, this 1098S looks ready for a boat or plane ride.
With 160 hp and 90 ft.-lbs. torque, the 1098 reviewed as too much for the street, even as the desmodromic valve adjustment intervals increased. The chrom-moly steel trellis frame, here finished in red, has top line Ohlins at either end, with forged and machined Marchesini alloys underneath. Brakes are car-sized Brembo monoblocs, the billet calipers
fitted to a street-legal bike for the first time. Waving goodbye to the underseat canister muffler, the 2-into-1-into two system with Termignoni carbon mufflers. Digital data-logging dash has track-oriented functions.
The 1098S presented here has been recipient of much love beside the obvious carbon fairings, and the owner provides a long list in the eBay auction:
- Full Termignoni Exhaust System (Including Computer 1098 Racing compluter)
- Michellin Super Power 3 tyres (200 miles on them )
- Carbon Fiber (Rear hugger, Swing arm protector, Side panels & Frnrt Fender (Small crack on a corner, nothing mayor).
- Speedy Moto adjustable clipons & Tripple Tree
- Italian Gear Display Sreen.
- Racing CLutch pressure plate springs and open cover)
- Italian Moto GP clutch and front brake swivel levers.
- Smoked front windshield
- Black-Leather non slip seat cover
- LED/HID Lights system (triple capacity compared to stock)
- Front Ducati Course mirrors (Signal lights not working, maybe a blown fuse)
- Rear smoke light with signals integrated
- License plate rear assembly(Low profile)
- Sato adjustable footpegs.
- Front & Rear Wheel slider kit
- Complete Engine cover slider kit protects (motor& Water/oil pumps.
- Racing rubber grips.
- Handlebar sliders
- New Radiator
- Red Radiator Silicone Hoses
- Super high capacity gel battery
The seller has either been a regular at the Ducati shop in suburban San Juan, or might be a skilled hobbyist – just wish they’d taken more pictures. Since it’s a territory, bringing the bike over from PR shouldn’t be troublesome, though shipping might run into a little money. The owner mentions some maintenance but not a cam belt change / valve adjustment, which should’ve happened already. A distinctive looking red and grey, this -S will need more pictures or an in-person inspection, but appears to be a lead worth pursuing…