2008 Ducati 1098R

HIGH BID: $11,600

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Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2008 Ducati 1098R. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Built for homologation purposes, the 1098R was Ducati’s entry into World Superbike. It brought back something from the past (side by side headlights, à la the 916) and introduced something new – the first implementation of electronic traction control on a production street bike.

Bike Social calls it a Future Classic, saying “in many ways it is the last of the ‘proper’ Ducati homologation specials. That is to say it bears absolutely no resemblance to the road bike it is meant to be based on! Capacity, engine, chassis, just about every component on the 1098R when compared to the 1098 road bike was altered as Ducati needed to get back into winning ways.”

They weren’t kidding – despite the “1098” name and the 1,099cc motor in the regular 1098 model, the 1098R engine displaces 1,198cc thanks to increases in both bore and stroke. The Italians utilized titanium for the connecting rods and the (larger) valves, a slipper clutch, strengthened rocker arms, magnesium cam covers, lighter pistons…you get the idea. Just like some “R” specials before it, the 1098 gets Ohlins suspension/steering damper, carbon fiber bodywork, and upgraded Brembo brakes.

You also get Marchesini wheels, a magnesium front subframe, and the novel eight-stage traction control. The price for “the most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle ever built”? $40,000.

This example (VIN: ZDM1XBHW48B015884) is #115 of the 450 that were sold in the US.

The odometer shows 3,571 miles.

It is sold by the original owner, who had Moto Corse Performance build it when new with the following upgrades:

Termignoni exhaust.

MPL Tuningparts Clutch Slave Cylinder.

Carbon fiber tank guard.

Carbon fiber fuel tank cap.

Carbon fiber rear hugger and swingarm guard.

Carbon fiber clutch cover and exhaust heel guard, Woodcraft rearsets and brake lever.

Carbon fiber radiator front cover.

Carbon fiber-covered mirrors with integrated turn signals.

Carbon fiber dash cover.

Clear protective film on the front fairing.

Ryder Clips rubber shift sock boot.

NCR clip-ons, Ducati Performance Red CNC fork adjusters, Rizoma levers, aftermarket bar ends, and Mad Duc reservoir covers.

Puig windscreen.

Before the listing, the seller asked us to replace the belts, flush all the fluids, and install new tires plus a battery.

Samco hoses.

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa with date codes of 3519 and 3218.

Not pictured is a carbon fiber water pump cover. None of the stock parts are included – the sale also comes with the code card.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
Tiny scratch on the top of the tank next to the “1” logo.

One of the gold stripes on the tail is darker than the other. The right side tail was repainted, apparently due to boot scuffs from getting on and off the bike.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Ducati is offered on a clean Florida title. It is a duplicate title as the seller misplaced the original one during a move. Have any 1098R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments below!

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Total Bids Placed:

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: Frankthetank

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Frankthetank April 16, 2021 11:52 am $11,600 Auto
Motolemoto April 16, 2021 11:52 am $11,500
Frankthetank April 16, 2021 11:13 am $11,300
mkoch96736 April 16, 2021 11:13 am $11,200 Auto
mkoch96736 April 16, 2021 8:54 am $11,100 Auto
Jfishfl April 16, 2021 8:54 am $11,000
mkoch96736 April 12, 2021 10:04 am $10,200 Auto
Jfishfl April 12, 2021 10:04 am $10,100
mkoch96736 April 12, 2021 6:26 am $7,100 Auto
surffly April 12, 2021 6:26 am $7,000
mkoch96736 April 11, 2021 5:50 am $1,100
alexliu911 April 10, 2021 10:19 pm $1,000
Auction started April 9, 2021 1:05 pm
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