2008 Ducati 1098R

SOLD FOR: $18,083

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on July 22, 2022

Winner: Sonny

Winning Bid: $16,900
Buyer Fee: $1,183
Total: $18,083


Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2008 Ducati 1098R. Per the report, this bike was impounded in Arizona in October of 2016. The previous owner notes that this was due to an “arrest by an overzealous cop on a spirited ride while visiting his father.” 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 is VIN: ZDM1XBHW18B015891. The seller acquired it on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in May of 2021 and has kept it on display ever since.

It is #129 of the 450-unit production run.

The seller has not ridden the bike at all. The odometer shows 3,620 miles.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us install a battery and detail it. Angel did the work, he notes the brake pads are at 85%/95% front/rear.

Termignoni exhaust (factory option), aftermarket tail tidy.

Additional mirrors.

Puig tank protector.

Battery tender lead.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

It does not have rear turn signals.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires with date codes of 0518 and 2118.

The sale includes two keys, the owner’s manual, and the Ducati Data Analyzer.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Ducati is offered on a clean Texas title. Have any 1098R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 33

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Sonny

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Sonny July 22, 2022 11:56 am $16,900
skydive75 July 22, 2022 11:48 am $16,800
alm916 July 22, 2022 5:48 am $16,700
blade1 July 22, 2022 1:20 am $16,600
alm916 July 22, 2022 1:20 am $16,500 Auto
alm916 July 21, 2022 6:43 pm $16,300
blade1 July 21, 2022 6:43 pm $16,200 Auto
blade1 July 21, 2022 4:55 pm $16,100 Auto
sfogg July 21, 2022 4:55 pm $16,000
blade1 July 21, 2022 1:48 pm $15,600
Cata430 July 21, 2022 1:48 pm $15,500 Auto
Cata430 July 21, 2022 11:35 am $14,800
alm916 July 20, 2022 7:54 pm $14,700
Speede July 20, 2022 12:51 am $14,600
alm916 July 20, 2022 12:51 am $14,500 Auto
alm916 July 19, 2022 10:23 pm $14,400 Auto
Boostin July 19, 2022 10:23 pm $14,300
alm916 July 19, 2022 4:24 am $14,200 Reserve
Speede July 17, 2022 2:41 pm $14,100
alm916 July 17, 2022 2:41 pm $14,000 Auto
Speede July 17, 2022 2:41 pm $13,900
alm916 July 17, 2022 9:15 am $13,600
vette345 July 17, 2022 9:15 am $13,500 Auto
vette345 July 16, 2022 8:43 am $13,100
alm916 July 16, 2022 8:43 am $13,000 Auto
alm916 July 16, 2022 8:42 am $12,699 Auto
vette345 July 16, 2022 8:42 am $12,599
alm916 July 16, 2022 8:42 am $11,198 Auto
vette345 July 16, 2022 8:42 am $11,098
alm916 July 16, 2022 7:56 am $10,100
DM1 July 16, 2022 7:56 am $10,000 Auto
DM1 July 15, 2022 11:05 pm $1,100
gabiwabi July 15, 2022 10:39 pm $1,000
Auction started July 15, 2022 5:02 pm
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