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Ducati April 14, 2019 posted by

Six of one… 2007 Ducati 1098 S

Spring is in the air, and new life is emerging from once-frozen ground. Bikes which spent the winter indoors hibernating are emerging from their dens (or living rooms, garages or storage units) hungry for miles. Of all the mileage-hungry bikes we have seen thus far this year, I propose this 2007 Ducati 1098 S example as the most malnourished of the lot. Now, normally the “S” model does not warrant RSBFS attention; after all, we all like our “R” bikes better (like this one, for example). But sitting in “as new” condition with but SIX miles on the digital clocks, this 12 year old bike has only experienced a half mile for each year of its life! Condition warrants posting, even as some readers wonder why. RSBFS is a many and varied smorgasbord of interests – from static collections to knee dragging good times – and in striving to cater to all there will invariably be some dissent; everyone is welcome.

2007 Ducati 1098 S for sale on eBay

As we learned here, the Ducati 1098 was an evolution of the oft-maligned 999 series. Penned by a new designer who followed more closely in the footsteps of Massimo Tamburini, the 1098 is more directly related (in design language) to the 916 / 996 / 998 series of bikes. With a 100cc bump in displacement over the 999, the 1098cc motor (as opposed to the 1198cc motor in the 1098 R bike) produced a healthy 160 HP. The S model shares most of its DNA with the base 1098 offering, shaving approximately 5 pounds through the use of different wheels (shared with the R), and an upgrade to Ohlins bouncy bits (as opposed to Showa components on the base model). All in all, the S model was a potent weapon without the sticker shock of the race-bred R bike.

From the seller:
Only has 6 original factory miles and is in excellent condition. For sale by owner with clean title. Serious inquiries only – no trades.

There is not a ton of information on today’s specimen; the seller has not said a lot, and there are fewer pictures than all of us would like. The pictures that do exist show a clean, stock 1098 S. No comments on how the bike was stored, if it was pickled (i.e. drained fuel or added stabilizer, cylinders fogged, etc). Any buyer intending to ride this beauty will undoubtedly need to recommission it with a service – it’s doubtful that the valves have gone out of spec in so few miles but the belts certainly will need to be changed. Tires, if original, will also be suspect for any real-world riding. But that’s probably not the point about this bike. The real point is condition versus age, and this one has a pretty impression ratio. Had it been an R bike – or something even more rare – I’m sure the reception would be much greater. This one is sitting on a $14,500 BIN – which is sure to light up the comments section with pricing concerns. But when you look at it, this is basically a new 1098 S going for the same price as a new 959 Panigale and WAY cheaper than any of the new V4 models. Check it out here, and then let us know if you would rock this new/old bike and why. Good Luck!


Six of one…  2007 Ducati 1098 S
Ducati July 6, 2016 posted by

Islander – 2007 Ducati 1098S

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.

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2007 Ducati 1098S ( Puerto Rico ) for sale on eBay

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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.

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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

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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…


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Islander – 2007 Ducati 1098S
Ducati April 19, 2016 posted by

Carbon Copy – 2007 Ducati 1098S

Ducati Superbikes have been the subject, and sometimes the victim, of many different customizations over the years, sometimes making a substantial change to the bike, more often a fashion statement.  Starting with a fairly collectible 1098S, a Florida owner has done a full carbon makeover, a subtle statement from 30 feet but wild within arms length.

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2007 Ducati 1098S for sale on eBay

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Returning to a more recognizable Ducati look for 2007-08, the 1098 was styled in-house by Giandrea Fabbro.  Major improvements were under the fairing, where the EVO engine’s additional 100cc’s and revised valvetrain layout resulted in a more reliable 160 hp and 90 ft.-lbs. torque.  Elsewhere were more standard Ducati superbike features, trellis frame, Öhlins forks and monoshock, giant Brembo brakes this time radially mounted, and underseat exhaust but now with separate mufflers.  Nice touches on the S include forged Marchesini wheels and Öhlins steering damper, and all 1098’s got a great digital dash.

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Evidently the principal or now major investor in a carbon bodywork fabricator, the owner of this 1098S has re-imagined every fairing panel in large-weave carbon fiber, and smaller accessories in the tighter fabric.  The frame was powder-coated to match the wheels, appearing to be close to the factory gold but hard to tell.  Well-pictured in the auction, fit looks good and finish is to a powerful clarity.  The fuel tank might be the most complex piece, sealed and lined with fittings for filter and pump.  Other more routine upgrades have also been done, such as the seat, levers, and foot controls.

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And from the eBay auction:

2007 Ducati 1198S full carbon fiber. This bike has full exhaust, ECU, frame is powder coated, has rear sets, Ohlins forks, shock, damper, forged Marchesini.  This bike has many extras.  Just had it serviced.  SEE PICTURES.

  • Carbon mirrors
  • Carbon V
  • Carbon Solo Seat
  • Carbon Rear Section
  • Carbon Belly
  • Carbon Sides
  • Carbon Front Mask
  • Carbon Battery Cover
  • Triple Tree Powder Coated Black
  • Black Clip Ons
  • Carbon Tank Cover
  • Carbon Air Intakes
  • Carbon Front Fender
  • Carbon Rear Fender
  • Carbon Termignoni Full Exhaust 70mm

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The 1098 was a milestone for Ducati, their Superbikes now simply too much for street riding, and many picked the 848 for that purpose.  But it was brilliantly light and quick, and brought two WSBK championships home.  This lightly used 1098S shows off the factory’s design and the fabricator’s abilities, but doesn’t scream.  Eyebrows aren’t raised from across the street, the walk slows within ten feet, and the oohs and aahs start.  The reserve and buy-it-now don’t seem out of hand for an -S, and this might be a great collection starter or a unique bike for a super fan.


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Carbon Copy – 2007 Ducati 1098S
Ducati December 31, 2015 posted by

Wideout – 2007 Ducati 1098S Tricolore

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.

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2007 Ducati 1098S Tricolore for sale on eBay

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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.

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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.

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20151230 2007 ducati 1098s tricolore left rear wheel

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 !



Wideout – 2007 Ducati 1098S Tricolore
Ducati November 4, 2015 posted by

Smooth Consistency – 2007 Ducati 1098S ( Racebike )

Not often you see a sorted current racebike on the market, especially one cosmetically restored.  A Ducati 1098S, generally regarded as too much for the street, was the basis for this build which took place last winter.  The bike competed in the nine-weekend Championship Cup Series in Florida and placed very consistently to win the CCS SuperTwins Championship in the Florida Division and took the CCS SuperTwins Race of Champions honors as well, congratulations Seth !

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2007 Ducati 1098 Racebike for sale on eBay

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Only built in 2007-09 before another increase in WSBK displacement was allowed, the 1098S is a great start for a racebike.  A re-designed cooling system and return to a single-sided swingarm are friendlier to track operations.  The alloy steel trellis frame holds the Testastretta engine which in stock form is capable of 160 hp.  Innovative elliptical throttle bodies improve throttle response.  State-of-the-art Ohlins suspension is used front and rear, as are Brembo brakes with 330mm front rotors, 245mm rear.  Marchesini forged rims were standard on the S, but racers change their wheels and tires like sneakers.

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Improved in almost every way for the track, this 1098 has a fresh engine built before the last event of the season, and the claims 172 hp, a substantial increase from the factory number since it’s taken at the rear wheel.  There’s a long list of improvements, from ECU mapping to customized swingarm.  Bodywork by Moto Fairings has a Xerox-ish bar code theme and looks good, though racers have a combat-ready appeal that’s quite different from nice road bikes.  Way too much to list as they say, but here’s the intro from the eBay auction:

This bike was built in the beginning of 2015 to race CCS Florida and at Daytona at the ROC. Built from the frame up, every piece has been powder coated, painted or replaced. It is in impeccable condition and looks brand new. The motor only has 200 miles on it since rebuilt for the race of champions. The paint job has two weekends on it. There are a ton of parts on this bike and would cost over 42k to build as I did this year. I am selling it to build something new for next season, nothing is wrong with the bike at all. Best of everything and well put together. 172hp on C12. The bike has more mods that I can list here so serious buyers call for more details. Heavyweight, Unlimited and Super twins Legal. Can run on pump gas and is track day reliable.

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The 1098 is in that funny age group, old enough that newer bikes like the Panigale are quite different, and are not quite a classic ( yet ).  Club racing like CCS is a great place to start or re-join the fray, and their parent American Sportbike Racing Association has a path to pro racing.  Improving your skills on the track pays great dividends when you ride on the road, a much more dangerous arena.  Can’t hardly call the 1098 an entry-level racer, but maybe you are looking to step up to the SuperTwins or similar class.  The comprehensive preparation and recent rebuild on this 1098 might make it just the ticket…


Smooth Consistency – 2007 Ducati 1098S ( Racebike )
Ducati September 29, 2015 posted by

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…


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

Red, White and Green Pinstripes – 2007 Ducati 1098S Tricolore
Ducati August 1, 2015 posted by

Absolute Power – 2008 Ducati 1098S

After the controversial 999, the 1098 of 2007-09 was an un-redesign, instantly recognizable as a Ducati, designed by Giandrea Fabbro, now a senior designer at the company.  Additionally, the Testastretta engine received some significant upgrades after a petition to FIM for an additional 100cc for Superbike World Championship twins.  The result was a quintessential Ducati which just happened to have the most favorable power-to-weight ratio of any v-twin ever, at least for a while.

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2008 Ducati 1098S for sale on eBay

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Returning to a look more like the 916, the 1098 was available in red, black, and yellow, this one is the attractive black over the red trellis frame.  Brutally powerful with 160 hp and 90 ft-lbs. torque, many owners mounted a throttle tamer to make the response more progressive.  Though other models in the line for that year have a wet clutch, the 1098 keeps the all business dry clutch.  Putting many sportscars to shame, the 1098 has 330mm front disks with radial mounted calipers and 245mm rear.  In another tip of the hat to the 916, the 1098 has a 2-1-2 exhaust, with twin mufflers under the seat.

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The -S has a few high-euro upgrades from the base model, wheels, suspension, exhaust, and dashboard.  Forged Marchesini wheels save almost 4 lbs, reducing critical unsprung weight.  Three-way adjustable Ohlins dampers are on both ends of the bike, and carbon Termignoni silencers replace the aluminum canisters.  The all-LCD rider display includes a data-logging function for track days.

Changes to the 1098 engine involved adjusting the valve angles, smoothing flows and improving economy.  These updates also reduced stress on the valvetrain, extending the valve adjustment interval.

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With a healthy 8,000 miles, the 1098S offered here appears very good at least.  The owner has made a few nice upgrades like a Puig double-bubble windshield, hideaway rear turn signals, and includes a Pitbull stand and adult-sized Alpinestars suit.  From the eBay auction:

The body is in excellent condition and the engine is as strong as the day it was purchased. New Tires, Bought new from Duc Pond Motorsports all service records are up to date and done professionally by Duc Pond themselves. It currently has 8K miles and a few after market parts including a single side stand, Corsa Diablo tires, set Ohlin’s suspension, a Puig double bubble window and hidden taillights in the upper louvers of the tail section. I also have a pit bull stand to go with the bike and an XL full Alpine Star leather, worn twice.

With current maintenance and great condition, this 1098S is more desirable than non-S and much less common than the 848 – worth a second look !


Absolute Power – 2008 Ducati 1098S
Ducati December 11, 2010 posted by

Ducati On The X-Mas List? Clean, Low Mile 998 Matrix, 999S Parts Unlimited and 1098R

Ducati On The X-Mas List?  Clean, Low Mile 998 Matrix, 999S Parts Unlimited and 1098R

With roughly  two weeks left until the fat man slides down the chimney, here are some nice finds for those hoping  for a Ducati next to the tree.  Nothing ultra exotic here, just three nice, clean, low mile bikes from the different era’s of Ducati’s line of big twins.  Be sure to leave RSBFS up on your computer so “Santa” knows what you want or you risk receiving something like a weather station (believe me, it happened).

I’m not much of a Matrix the movie fan but I am a fan of this Matrix Edition 998.  The color sure stands out in a sea of red.  With just over 600 miles on it, the owner isn’t kidding that it has barely seen the outside world.  Another Ducati garage queen looking for a new home.  


I never get tired of looking at the backside of a Ducati.  There wasn’t much info in the auction so you’ll have  tell Santa to ask some questions on the bike.


More of a race fan than a Sci Fi fan?  Then this 999S Parts Unlimited with 259 miles on it might make you a happy boy Christmas Day.  The $11,800 buy it now price sure seems reasonable.  I know, I know, the Fila version seems much more exotic but hey this thing has hardly been ridden for more than a weekend.

Don’t bother asking about the Ago in the background, it’s already been sold, along with a 1098 Tri Color.  That was one crowded garage.  Santa can see all the


Now here is one for all you spoiled brats that have to have the latest and greatest.  Number 69 of 450 here has been thrashed with a whole 67 miles on the clocks, he says sarcastically.  If you can live with all those miles, this bike is up for auction with no reserve and a starting price of $23,999.


Shouldn’t every grown man have a Ducati waiting for him Christmas day at least once in his life?  Come on ladies (or domestic partners) make the dream a reality.  .

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Ducati November 24, 2010 posted by

Italian Pride: 2007 Ducati 1098S Tri-Colore

Italian Pride: 2007 Ducati 1098S Tri-Colore

It just looks the business, doesn’t it?  I’m such a sucker for this paint.  The dealer sprayed Paso Tri Color (you say colore, I say color)  had me two weeks ago and then tonight this one caught my eye.  I’m one of the few fans of the 999 and I think it would have looked great in some version of this paint.

This loaded 1098S hasn’t seen too many curves.  She hits the market after covering only 1200 miles.    I don’t think it is legal to have a Ducati without a Termignoni exhaust system.  I believe these were supplied with an ECU in a kit that came with the bike. 

What else does she have:

1200 original miles, Limited Edition, Perfect original condition, adult ridden, never raced or crashed, complete with Termignoni carbon fiber race exhaust and ECU, also street exhaust included, over $3.5k in carbon fiber and extras, bike stand, all books, tools and records, always stored inside, never been in the rain, paid well over $30K for the bike and extras. Title in hand.


I spot some high spec Ohlins forks.  It has an Ohlins shock out back as well.  I could see myself totally screwing up the suspension with the amount of adjustments available.

Can you spot the extra carbon fiber bits?

All call this photo, “I should have studied harder in school”.

Any guesses on the reserve price?  The auction is starting at almost $17,000 with no takers as of this writing.  After consulting the RSBFS crystal ball and a quick question to the RSBFS Weegee board I’m going to guess $28,000-$30,000.  If you are in the market and would like to tell me how close I was you can .