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Red, White and Green Pinstripes – 2007 Ducati 1098S Tricolore

Following the 999 of 2003-06, Ducati returned to a more horizontal look to the superbike with the 1098.  Cadging another 100cc from World SuperBike rulemakers, the 1098 claimed 160 hp, but more importantly a small car-like 90 ft-lbs. of torque.  Improvements were made to the valve train and cooling system, mostly ending overheating and making the 7500-mile valve clearance inspection less likely to result in a shim change.

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2007 Ducati 1098S Tricolore for sale on eBay

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The superbike that for some time claimed the best street-legal torque over weight ratio, the 1098S is capable of an 11-second quarter mile and 170 mph, leading some to say it’s too much for the street.  The gold trellis frame and Marchesini  forged alloys have the chops to keep up.  All-Ohlins suspension helps out, with 43mm upside-down forks and monoshock on the single-sided swingarm.  Front brakes are 330mm with 4-piston calipers, and the rear is 245mm.  The two-into-one-into-two exhaust begins with a catalyst and ends with twin Termignoni carbon silencers.

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Originally owned by Yankee outfielder Bernie Williams, this 1098 has been treated to some nice updates and is looking for its fourth owner.  The second owner put most of the 12,500 miles on, and the third appears to have kept up with the maintenance.  Along the way it’s acquired a few bumps but nothing major.  From the eBay auction:

Accessories from Ducati:

  • – Manuals, tool kit, 2nd key, code card
  • – Passenger seat
  • – USB Track software & ECU management software – dongle and disc (never used)
  • – Full Racing Termignoni Exhaust with Headers, Air Filter, Racing ECU and Carbon Fiber Exhaust Cans (Dealer Installed Option, all Ducati OEM)

Additional Accessories:

  • – Woodcraft Racing Rear-set Upgraded Peg Set with Woodcraft Brake & Shift Lever Option all in anodized black
  • – Integrated High Intensity LED Tail Light Kit with blinkers included custom made from CustomLED with Hazard’s included
  • – Fender Eliminator Kit by CompetitionWerks – original fender with signals included
  • – Carbon Fiber Chain Guard
  • – Ducati Performance Slipper Clutch with Red Ducati Performance pressure plate
  • – Ducati Performance Bar Ends
  • – Ducati Performance Open Clutch Cover
  • – PUIG Light Smoke Desmo Windscreen

Recent Maintenance & Parts/Consumables included:

  • – Lithium Battery with trickle charger connector – installed 2015
  • – Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Front & Rear Tires – now with 600 Miles – Installed April 2013
  • – New D.I.D Performance Racing Grade Chain 525 in gold – Installed April 2013, 600 miles
  • – Ohlins OEM Fork-seal Overhaul Kit – (not just fork seals, but entire overhaul kit – Installed April 2013
  • – Ducati clutch spring replacement kit – Installed April 2013
  • – Ducati Clutch Pack – Installed October 2012
  • – Timing Belt Replacement & Valve Adjustment Major Service at 10,980 miles in 2012 by Ducati

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Tricolore editions number less than 1,000 and this distinctive paint will look super when the faux pas are taken care of.  The 1098 actually had a run even shorter than the 999, giving way to the 1198 after 2008.  With the factory upgrades to the model and the number of quality mods done, this 1098 should be a keeper, and more importantly a rider…

-donn

p.s. – the owner hints that his collection of 1974-2008 bikes may come to market, keep an eye on RSBFS

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