2008 Ducati 1098R

$20,320

Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit

$1,422

Description

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: ZDM1XBHW08B015476) is #99 of the 450 that were sold in the US.

The odometer shows 3,365 miles.

The seller acquired this 1098R in May of 2019 from a private party in Southern California on Craigslist. We spoke with the previous owner on the phone and he shared some history with us – he purchased it from Blue Moon Cycles in Georgia on consignment with approximately 800 miles on the odometer, and he sold it to the current owner with ~3,200 miles. The current owner had Iconic’s White Glove service pick the bike up and service it before shipping it up to him in Northern California. The service included new fork seals, timing belts, oil/filter change, chain service, brake/clutch fluid flush, coolant flush, spark plugs, and the removal of a radar detector. We also installed Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II tires with 2018 date codes.

Modifications:
Termignoni exhaust.

Ducati Performance clutch and SpeedyMoto open clutch cover.

Ducati Performance tank protector.

This Ducati is in excellent condition – we cannot spot any significant cosmetic blemishes.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Ducati is offered on a clean California title with non-op registration.

Have any 1098R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments.

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

2008

Make

Ducati

Model

1098R

Mileage

3,365

VIN

ZDM1XBHW08B015476

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/ZDM1XBHW08B015476.pdf

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Shipping Information

Continental US:
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Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
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