No Reserve – 2009 Ducati 1198S Project

SOLD FOR: $5,456

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on April 14, 2023

Winner: br67

Winning Bid: $5,099
Buyer Fee: $357
Total: $5,456

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Please note: We had to boost the battery to get the bike to start.

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2009 Ducati 1198S. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

While many motorcyclists consider the 1198 as something of a transitional model between Ducati’s 1098 and 1199, that’s doing the bike a disservice. The 1198S was a phenomenal machine in its own right – MCN called it “one of the best V-twins ever made” and “truly one of those motorcycles that everybody should be allowed to ride once in their life.”

The S model arrived in early 2009 as a more performance-oriented variation of the base 1198. Accordingly, it was packed full of the latest and greatest components at the time, including Öhlins front and rear suspension, top-shelf Brembo brakes, lightweight “GP Replica” 7-spoke forged alloy Marchesinis, as well as trick tech like a Ducati Data Analyzer and Ducati Traction Control.

At the heart of the platform was Ducati’s 1,198cc Testastretta Evoluzione motor. When mated to the same gearbox found in the 1098R, the extra displacement was enough to give the 1198 a 10hp bump and an additional 7lb-ft of torque (resulting in a throaty 170hp and 97lb-ft of torque) over its predecessor. As Ultimate Motorcycling put it in their review: “The Ducati 1198cc engine’s massive horsepower is seriously addictive. There’s so much drive and from 8000 rpm, when the torque peaks, I had a big smile inside my helmet.”

This example is VIN: ZDM1XBLW49B025453.

Adam originally acquired the bike from a friend in Michigan to ride at Iconic’s Laguna Seca track day last fall. As you’ll know from Instagram, he went down exiting Turn 2 and had a nasty high-side. Rather than rebuilding the bike, he’s decided to let it go to a new home!

The odometer shows 12,160 miles.

Before Adam purchased the bike, the engine and transmission were rebuilt by a certified Ducati factory mechanic.

As part of the original track day prep, Angel swapped the street bodywork for track bodywork, installed an Öhlins TTX shock, and swapped the exhaust system. Additionally, he replaced the brake fluid, serviced the chain, fitted safety wire, and installed new Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tires with date codes of 2022 and 2322.

In preparation for the listing, we appraised the damage following the crash. The problem areas are as follows:
– Speedometer damaged – this damage was present when Adam acquired the bike, he didn’t mind as he was buying it to be a track bike and rarely looks at the speed
– Steering stop is bent
– All track plastics are damaged
– Front rim light damage (scratches)
– Shifter rod damaged, broken
– Sub frame slightly bent
– Gas tank has damage (scratches)
– Pipes have dent near right rear set
– Frame bent on right side by rear set
– Right clip and grip damaged, bent, rashed
– Left bar end damaged
– Front master cylinder damaged, bent/broken lever
– Front upper stay damaged
– Heat shield cover damaged, RH, Pipes cracked
– Clutch cover damaged
– Right frame slider damaged

Yonni gave it a once-over, he notes the following in his condition report:
Tire Years – Front/Rear: 2022
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 95%
Brake Life – Front: 90%; Rear: 95%
Hydraulic Flid – Front/Rear/Clutch: Ok, New
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok, Dark
Engine Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Battery: 11.94v

Track bodywork.

Öhlins TTX shock.

Carbon fiber clutch cover, Arrow clutch.

Arrow rearsets.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes two keys.

The sale also includes aftermarket street bodywork, headlight bucket, stock headers, and Arrow slip-on mufflers. The bike has been flashed to run with the race exhaust – it would run poorly if the stock headers and Arrows were installed again.

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

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Ducati is offered on a salvaged Wisconsin title. Have any 1198S stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

We hope someone will bring this back to its former glory!

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Santa Monica, California












Salvage / Rebuild

Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 29

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: br67

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
br67 April 14, 2023 11:01 am PDT $5,099
Cgreen April 14, 2023 10:59 am PDT $4,999 Auto
LateBrakeJake April 14, 2023 10:59 am PDT $4,900
Cgreen April 13, 2023 5:13 pm PDT $4,800 Auto
LateBrakeJake April 13, 2023 5:13 pm PDT $4,700
Cgreen April 13, 2023 4:10 pm PDT $4,540
MRJC April 13, 2023 4:10 pm PDT $4,440 Auto
MRJC April 9, 2023 5:43 pm PDT $3,100 Auto
Bird427 April 9, 2023 5:43 pm PDT $3,000
MRJC April 8, 2023 5:37 pm PDT $2,800 Auto
Irwnn April 8, 2023 5:37 pm PDT $2,700
MRJC April 8, 2023 8:41 am PDT $2,600 Auto
Razr20 April 8, 2023 8:41 am PDT $2,500
MRJC April 8, 2023 12:18 am PDT $2,400
Bird427 April 8, 2023 12:18 am PDT $2,300 Auto
Bird427 April 7, 2023 9:16 pm PDT $2,100
starhead April 7, 2023 9:16 pm PDT $2,000 Auto
starhead April 7, 2023 8:42 pm PDT $1,800
Bird427 April 7, 2023 8:42 pm PDT $1,700 Auto
Bird427 April 7, 2023 8:24 pm PDT $1,600
Duffy21690 April 7, 2023 8:24 pm PDT $1,500 Auto
Bird427 April 7, 2023 8:24 pm PDT $1,400
Duffy21690 April 7, 2023 8:23 pm PDT $1,300 Auto
Bird427 April 7, 2023 8:23 pm PDT $1,200
Duffy21690 April 7, 2023 6:34 pm PDT $1,100 Auto
J6DUB3 April 7, 2023 6:34 pm PDT $1,000
Duffy21690 April 7, 2023 5:57 pm PDT $201 Auto
dbgs05 April 7, 2023 5:57 pm PDT $101
Duffy21690 April 7, 2023 5:44 pm PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started April 7, 2023 5:05 pm PDT
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