Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2009 Ducati 1098R Troy Bayliss. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
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.
A sticker kit that matches Bayliss’s race bike. The stickers can be peeled off.