The Ducati 1098 is considered by many to be one of the finest modern Ducati sports motorcycles. Following the radical and controversial design of its predecessor, the 999, the 1098 used styling cues to make it appear sleeker and more modern, similar to that of the iconic Ducati 916, a motorcycle that is often considered the most beautiful motorcycle of all time.
To comply with World Superbike homologation rules, a limited edition racing machine called the 1098R was produced in limited quantities. Only 450 of these bikes have already left the factories, with key differentiators consisting of increased horsepower and displacement, top-of-the-line suspension, on-board electronics and fiberglass trim. carbon. Needless to say, a racing machine of this caliber is rather hard to find and certainly doesn’t come cheap. However, now is your chance to add one of these 450 bikes to your collection.
This particular 2009 1098R is number 324 out of 450. It is fitted with all of the standard components found on this particular model and is in outstanding condition. Listed unreservedly on Bring a Trailer, this 2008 Ducati 1098R only has 1,150 miles on the clock. In addition, the previous owner made some choice changes on this already impressive machine. For example, a beautiful carbon fiber upper fairing gives the bike a decidedly race-oriented aesthetic. Additionally, a Ducati Performance Termignoni exhaust system gives this bike an even louder rumble.
Equipment includes traction control, Ducati data analyzer, as well as Öhlins adjustable suspension and Brembo brakes. The bike rolls on forged Marchesini wheels. When it comes to performance, this bike delivers extremely raw power and is essentially a street racing bike. Its 1,198cc Testastretta Evoluzione L-twin engine was factory rated at 180 horsepower and 99 lb-ft of torque. The motorcycle comes with all original components, as well as a Ducati branded motorcycle cover. Right now, the standing bid for this 2008 1098R is $ 14,250 and is going up. If this bike interests you, be sure to visit the listing in the source link below.