In 2002, Ducati released a Bayliss rep based on the 998S. 7 years later, they did the same (honoring his third and last World Superbike Championship) but with the 1098R, this time limiting production to 150 examples in the US (500 worldwide) with a MSRP of $43,995. Here’s #269.
The 1098R was the highest-spec version of the bike, with carbon fiber bodywork, Marchesini wheels, Ohlins TTX suspension, and titanium connecting rods/bigger valves/higher-lift cams (good for an additional 10 horsepower) all added to homologate the bike for WSBK racing.
The street bike was surprisingly close to the bike Troy actually raced, the main difference being the pistons. It also had Ducati’s first implementation of traction control on a production bike. It had a separate ECU monitoring acceleration and lean angle and it would cut not just spark, but fuel delivery as well.
Each R came with a ‘race kit’ with carbon fiber Termi slipons and a performance ECU, good for another 6 horsepower (total of 186 at the crank) if you threw them on – both are equipped on this machine.
The owner of this example (VIN: ZDM1XBHW89B022919, Engine #: XBR9001700) is generously donating his proceeds from this sale to City Team Oakland, a nonprofit that compassionately serves the homeless and poor in need with hot meals, groceries, shelter, housing and restorative programs, learning and career help, and so much more.
The seller acquired it in June of 2018 with 4,921 miles. The odometer now shows 5,301 miles.
Tank protector and grips.
A sticker kit that matches Bayliss’s race bike. The stickers can be peeled off.
June 2018: Full service (belts, full fluid flush, battery, and spark plugs) and new tires.
May 2019: New battery and oil change.
June 2019: Resealed forks, new brake pads.
The sale includes a Ducati stand, Owner’s Manual, two keys, the code card, #21 bag, and the plaque.
Ready to ride or display, we’re honored to help auction off this limited-edition Ducati for a wonderful cause!
1098R Bayliss Limited Edition
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
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.