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Ducati January 23, 2023 posted by

Short Timer – 2007 Ducati 1098S

Might be the wrong year for a quick turnover, but this 1098S owner is ready to move on and luckily the bike looks great.   The 1098S also had a relatively short model run, but it did include two Superbike world championships.

2007 Ducati 1098S for sale on eBay

Playing some high stakes poker with FIM, Ducati developed a new engine and presented the narrow head 1098, which cranked out 160 hp in road trim but would have to wait until 2008 to race.  Lightness was the focus, and the minimal trellis frame helped excellent power-to-weight numbers.  Components on the S were outstanding, with 330mm radial brakes, Öhlins forks, monoshock and steering damper, and forged Marchesini wheels.  Styling reached back past the 999 days for a very sculptural fairing evoking the 916 era.

This 1098S looks excellent and the seller has made an effort to show the few chips that are there.  Several carbon accessories have been added, along with some upgraded footpegs – which might have been in response to an almost tipover that gouged the swingarm.  Comments from the eBay auction –

An exceptionally nice bike and a model that is getting harder and harder to find nice examples of.
When I purchased the bike I had it completely gone thru front to back by the master Ducati tech at GoAz. This included:
– Flush and renewal of all fluids (brakes, coolant, engine, etc)
– New timing belts
– New alternator due to oil seal leak
Total bill was $2,400

Bike has some nice tasteful upgrades including the most important full Termi exhaust system. Most plastic trim parts were replaced with DP carbon fiber bits. Upgraded Ohlins TTX shock, Luimoto seat, etc. 

I have 2 keys for it, service manual binder and a few spare parts as well. I took pics of any cosmetic blemishes that were obvious such as a few small chips on the wheels, frame, swingarm and a scuff on the tail and lower tank in front of the seat. I don’t believe the bike has ever been dropped, definitely not by me. Overall I would say the bike is a 9 out of 10.

The 1098S might be notable these days for it’s reliance on the rider to keep the shiny side up – the electronics package can record lap times, but all the power and braking are available regardless of conditions.  In 2008, Troy Bayliss won 8 of the 14 WSBK Superpole qualifiers, and was on the podium at 12 of the 14 rounds ( each had two races ).  Since the twin rules went right to 1200cc, the 1098 had a fast life, though successful and memorable.  The 1098S might be a little much for most streets, but like spending the Powerball jackpot, it would be something to try.

-donn

Short Timer – 2007 Ducati 1098S
Ducati July 22, 2022 posted by

Almost a Ten – 2005 Ducati 999S

Someone would’ve bid $9,999.99 for this excellent 999S, but this owner was left nothing to chance with a buy-it-now of $9,990.00.  Extra sharp in racing red, today’s superbike looks well cared-for and lightly updated.

2005 Ducati 999S for sale on eBay

Despite the Pierre Terblanche design which was radically different from the 916-996-998 model, the 999 was very together for 2003 and won a lot superbike shootouts including WSBK in 2003, 2004 and 2006.  The tall L-twin makes 136 hp, attenuated by the underseat canister exhaust.  The trellis chassis has adjustments for the steering head angle and footpegs, and on the -S components are top shelf – Öhlins including steering damper, 320mm Brembo brakes, and Y-spoke Marchesini wheels.  Some dual seat 999’s were made, but the monoposto is more apropos.

Coming out of Las Vegas, this 999S looks super clean.  Pictures seem to be at a storage unit and it’s shown without a plate, so might not be in use currently.  The FBF fuel filler is almost as rare as the factory clutch cover.  Cam belt service might be a consideration for the next owner.  Notes from the eBay auction:

I’ve had this bike for 4 years and put about 3000 miles on it. Clean title and never dropped or raced while I’ve had it. Oil changed every year at Ducati dealership.

Maintenance work done while I’ve had it:
Fork seals, Fuel Pump, Tires and Battery

Upgrades I’ve done:
Feracci locking fuel cap
Smoked turn signals

Upgrades it came with when I bought it:
CRG adjustable brake and clutch levers
GP shifter

999S model comes stock with:
Ohlins suspension
Termignoni exhaust
Brembo brakes

The 999 might have been a more significant model for Ducati, but the styling limited its showroom run to four years.  Fans of pre-nanny superbikes have come to embrace this era and lately the 999.  The ask is somewhat less than these were going for just a year ago, and the bike looks undamaged.

-donn

Almost a Ten – 2005 Ducati 999S
Ducati July 6, 2022 posted by

High End Hoon – 2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore #382/400

Stir the throttle and brakes a bit too thoroughly and a knowledgeable gendarme might just pull you over to check out the S4RS.  Today’s is a single-year special, all the best components and the national livery to boot.

2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore for sale on eBay

10 years into the Monster, Ducati fit a desmoquattro to the naked, and the market considered it worth overdoing.  S4 with a 916, S4R with a 996, and S4RS with the testastretta 998.  130 hp without a fairing was pretty out there in 2008, with a light gold trellis struggling to find enough places to attach plumbing and electrical.  As a flagship, components on the S4RS were top shelf – Öhlins front and rear, 320mm Brembo radial mounts, and Marchesini Y-spoke wheels.  The seat fairing might look like a hideaway pillion, but the S4RS is a mono.

Apparently the seller has an eBay business selling petroliana, but knows their way around a testastretta as well.  Nice mods but more importantly, maintenance is current including a new battery.  Tires aren’t mentioned in the eBay auction, but look good –

S4RS Tricolore.  Only 400 produced total.  Bike is very very nice. Mechanicals up to date and had a few tasteful mods.  Full Arrow exhaust system. Number 382 of 400. Every stock part (except the original tires) is included. I bought this from the second owner with 2,700 miles. I have all the paperwork and all keys (2 black, 1 red). Timing belts changed and valves adjusted less than 500 miles ago. Brand new battery, oil and filter, and coolant flush, tires are in good shape. Bike runs great and needs nothing.  Let me know if you would like more or specific pictures. Bike has an Oberon slave cylinder (previous owner) CRG mirrors and levers, Cox Racing screens on the radiator and oil cooler, open clutch cover, plate, springs from EVR.

Not really at home on the highway, the water-cooled four valve Monsters are more comfortable around town, and often add a tooth out back to help rideability.  Lack of fairings helps the engine stay cool(er), and the exposed works have their own beauty.  Quite collectible at this level, the Make Offer button is there if the ask seems a stretch.

-donn

High End Hoon – 2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore #382/400
Ducati October 11, 2021 posted by

Sounds Like – 2009 Ducati 848

Even at the bottom of Ducati’s sportbike range for 2009, the 848 had what would’ve been superbike performance just a few years back.  Without being an S or limited edition, this plain vanilla 848 seems like a stone-ground vanilla, hand churned into a beautiful sundae.

2009 Ducati 848 for sale on eBay

Even more than earlier supersports, the 848 shared so many part numbers with the 1098/1198 that one could debate whether it was gifted the leading edge engineering, or maybe subsidized the superbike development.  Weight was reduced right at the crankcase level, with a vacuum casting that saved 3 kg of engine weight.  Marelli EFI points down elliptical throttle bodies, controlling 134 hp and 70.8 ft.-lbs. torque.  Trading the dry clutch music for lightness and reliability, the wet clutch hooks up to a close-ratio 6 speed.  Showa dampers are in the supersport budget but still fully adjustable, and calipers have radial mounting points.  Overall the package tipped the scales at 370 lbs. dry, with aerodynamics allowing a 160 mph top speed.

Rather limited photos and history here, but the 848 does have low miles at 5,279, and likely needs the initial valve check and timing belt service.  Definitely overdue for tires.  Interested buyers will have to factor those into the buy-it-now and maybe get more photos and records before pushing Make Offer.  Just a couple of notes from the eBay listing-

2009 Ducati 848 is an original. The owner has had it for 2 years. The vehicle runs great and is not regularly ridden.
 
Original Ducati 848 with low mileage and no flaws or defects. Runs great and has a clean title.

The 848 benefited from the return to the classic side-by-side headlight design, as well as the testastretta engine with 7,500-mile service intervals.  More often seen on our pages in Nicky Hayden edition colors, the intro model is identical mechanically.  Without the superbike cachet and advanced electronics aboard the superbike, the 848 might remain reasonable even in this sellers market.

-donn

Sounds Like – 2009 Ducati 848
Ducati September 7, 2021 posted by

Sticker Shock – 2003 Ducati 749S

As unlikely as it would be to ever see a yellow Ducati racebike, this owner has a pretty good visual play going on the factory WSBK livery from the early oughts.  Looking excellent and reporting recent maintenance, this 749S might go for less due to the salvage title.

2003 Ducati 749S for sale on eBay

A tidy mark-up from the base model, the 749S used a higher compression engine and reported 110 hp, pretty good ponies from 3/4 of a liter.  Other upgrades included better Showa suspension, and the headstock, footpegs and seat are all adjustable to suit, though comfort was never its strong suit.  The 749 gives up 10mm of rear tire to the 999, but shares a lot with the superbike.  The skinny package carries just 4.1 gallons of fuel, so the right wrist might make the reserve light a regular presence.

This 749S has low miles, some racy graphics and a neat take on the front turn signals.  A close look is required with the salvage title, but the owner might drop it by a shop of your choosing if you’re not SoCal.  Stickers come and go with relative ease.  Comments from the eBay auction:

Very Rare Bike! Lots of Carbon Fiber Extras! Only 12,000 Miles! Title in hand, registered in California through 02/22.

Very recently fully serviced. New Battery, New Pirelli Tires, New Fairings. The original fairings are included with some minor damage. The bike was given a “Salvage Title” due to insurance not wanting/unable to get replacement fairings. It was never wrecked, simply fell over cracking the left side fairings and mirror.

Runs Great!  Gets a lot of looks!

The big twin’s advantage in superbikes didn’t translate into supersports, and Ducati ‘s entry was a marketing exercise if not a contender.  But in amateur hands or on the road, the 749S might be a better choice.  If the buyer were to be a rider hoping for miles, rather than a collector focused on re-sale, this might be a great option.

-donn

Sticker Shock – 2003 Ducati 749S
Ducati March 5, 2021 posted by

BBBBBBad – 2008 Ducati 1098S

(With thanks to George Thorogood) – Ducati returned their sportbikes to side-by-side headlights for 2007, and Troy Bayliss brought home the WSBK title aboard a 1098 F08.  Even though it’s not rosso, the way this 1098S is constructed, updated, and photographed imparts the sport’s aggressive essence.

2008 Ducati 1098S for sale on eBay

A further bump up the displacement ladder helps the 1098S report 160hp, with the very oversquare 104mm bore and 65mm stroke mill quite rev-happy.  The chro-moly trellis is dominated by large perimeter tubes, holding the engine from between cylinders and behind.  Components are where the -S premium is spent, with Öhlins dampers and forged Marchesini wheels ( here updated to BST Carbon ).  Brakes are standard but XL 330mm fronts with radially mounted calipers.  The fairing is smoothly angular, with this year’s cat-eye headlights just above fresh air intakes.

The Jax dealer had their offering professionally shot, but this 1098S would be to drool over even with cellphone pictures.  The condition makes its 13,300 miles a bit surprising, and carbon farkles are around every corner.  Mods read like a holiday gift list in the eBay auction:

BST Carbon wheels                                                                            New Pirelli tires

Carbon Swing arm cover                                                                   Carbon sprocket cover

Carbon key tray                                                                                   Carbon front fender

Carbon air intake                                                                                Carbon belly pan

Carbon tank guard                                                                              Carbon racing fuel cap

Shorty clutch and brake levers                                                         Rizoma grips

Pitbull stabilizer                                                                                   Full Termi Exhaust

EVR slipper clutch                                                                               Black woodcraft rear sets

The 1098’s lifespan was relatively short, as after all of Ducati’s lobbying, FIM raised the WSBK twin displacement to 1200cc where it stands today.  The 1098R for 2008 came with 1198cc’s of testastretta goodness, making it way too fast for public roads instead of just much too fast like the -S here.  For a serious rider, the condition and not-inflated ask for this superbike makes it worth a serious look.

-donn

BBBBBBad – 2008 Ducati 1098S
Ducati April 3, 2020 posted by

Mighty Morphin’ – 2007 Ducati 1098

Having taken their lumps with the 999, Ducati returned to familiar ground with the horizontal headlights on the 1098.  Fans returned to the showrooms and this two-owner machine appears to have been babied by both.

2007 Ducati 1098 for sale on eBay

Testastretta improvements let another ten percent displacement result in 160 hp, and 90 ft.-lbs. torque.  Valve adjustment intervals were extended, and having been an issue since the 916, the cooling system was finally revised to the task.  Adjustable Showa dampers were spec’d for the base model, though on this example the monoshock has been upgraded to an Öhlins.  Passenger pegs are in flight above the single-sided swingarm, and the lightweight Marchini forgings and monoblock Brembo calipers agree with the underseat exhaust that a pillion wouldn’t be prudent.

This Florida owner gives a good background on the 1098 and had the calipers re-finished in a contrasting blue.  A host of other mods were done by the previous owner, though cam belts should be on the to-do list.  From the eBay auction:


-Ohlins full suspension upgrade front and rear 
-Brembo brake calipers (currently blue)
-Chain guard and gold frame plugs 
-Full Termignoni with ECU tune ($3,000 value)
-Upgraded 1098 suede seat cover
-Adjustable brembo clutch and brake levers
-HID front headlights
-LED integrated rear taillights
-Integrated license plate holder
-Blacked out adjustable rear sets and passenger pegs
-Passenger seat and matching seat cowl 
-Open Dry Clutch
-Carbon Mirror Covers
-Carbon Ignition Cover
-Carbon Speedo Cover
-Carbon Rear Tire hugger with matching paint trim
-Carbon Undertail (Underneath rear fairing/above exhaust)
-Carbon Termi tubes 
-Carbon Exhaust Heat Shield
-Carbon Dry clutch cover
-Quick connect for battery tender
 
Even as a base model, the 1098 is a trip on the street, gearing more appropriate for a long road course.  Pre-electronic nanny, the rider is responsible for the actions of the right wrist.  Even though Ducati followed with and -S, -R, and -SP variants, the plain vanilla 1098 has plenty of flavor for almost any rider.  While not a singular exotic, even a teenage 1098’s torque / weight quotient is right up there.  This example looks great and could be put in the stable tomorrow.
 
-donn
 
 

 

Mighty Morphin’ – 2007 Ducati 1098
Ducati September 17, 2019 posted by

Limited Time Offer – 2008 Ducati 1098R #115

Unless you are a collector who enjoys storing and presenting your favorite two wheelers, the window when you have the resources and ability to have fun with something like a Ducati 1098R make it kind of a short-term purchase.  This original owner -R returns to the market in very cherry shape and barely broken in.

2008 Ducati 1098R #115 for sale on eBay

Meant to homologate the next generation of Ducati for the Superbike World Championship, the 1098R actually uses an 1198cc testastretta.  The EVO design along with a host of titanium engine parts allow the L-twin to push 180hp at 9,750 rpm.  Outside the sand-cast crankcase, carbon is the material of choice, making up cam belt covers, fenders, and fairings.  Öhlins dampers are found front, rear and at the steering head, forks with Ti-nitrided sliders and the twin-tube monoshock helps set-up by allowing ride height adjustment independent of damping settings.  Brembo monoblock calipers put their grip on 330mm rotors when electronic traction control and hydraulic slipper clutch are done.  As one might expect on the flagship, design and execution are to drool for.

Though the owner relies on the “too much to list” timesaver, but every corner of this -R has been personalized.  The cockpit has an updated windscreen, reservoirs, grips and rearsets.  Carbon occupies usual parts like the fuel filler and places the factory hadn’t thought of, like the frame cover.  From the eBay auction:

Pristine, pampered, one-owner, kept in a climate-controlled environment, no children, no pets.

NEVER rained on. NEVER tracked. NEVER raced.

ORIGINALLY $42,000+, plus MANY extras.
If you know what you’re looking at, you will appreciate all of the extras and attention to detail that has been invested into this super machine.

 

The 1098 returned the Ducati superbike to a more 916 side-by-side look, and excised the canister exhaust in favor of Termi’s.  In the case of the -R, it might be the first Ducati where traction control was basically a requirement, and many owners found throttle tamers part of their solution.  Not sure how much more depreciation can be expected of a race-prep Ducati with so little use – if you are still in the sweet convergence of time, money, and physical fitness, this might be the moment.

-donn

Limited Time Offer – 2008 Ducati 1098R #115