2008 Ducati 1098R

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2008
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Red
  • Number of seats 
    1
  • Location
  • Performance 
    180 BHP / 183 PS / 135 kW
  • Engine size (cc) 
    1198

Description

180hp
1198cc Testastretta EVOluzione L-Twin
Ducati Performance Slipper clutch
Competition-level Traction Control system
Sandcast Cylinder Heads & Crank Cases
Titanium Valves & Con-rods
Carbon Termignoni Exhaust
Carbon Rear Hugger
Carbon Heat Shield
Carbon Belly Pan
Ohlins 43mm front forks with TiN coating
Ohlins TTX rear shock
Brembo 4-piston brake calipers
330mm brake discs
MotoGP derived digital dashboard
Lightweight Marchesini ‘Y’-spoke rims
5* MCN Review!

MCN claimed that the 1098R was Ducati back to what it does best… Creating focused, low-volume exotic motorcycles that are reassuringly expensive!

And who are we to argue with that formula.

The truth is that the 2008 Ducati 1098R road bike was so closely connected to the Factory F08 race bike of the time (due to the tight rules in WSB back then), that is was regarded as a bit of an animal to ride.

With 180hp on tap and road testers all reporting about the bikes desire to lift its front wheel in any of the first 3 gears, it was no surprise that Ducati elected to fit a competition-level traction control system as standard equipment. The first time ever any manufacturer had done so on a road bike.

Despite this reputation, the desirability of the 1098R was further enhanced through the fitment of the highest specification components from Brembo, Marchesini, Termignoni and an aluminium single-sided swing arm. This all comes together to create a highly sought-after bike and a future classic.

This example offers an opportunity to acquire this iconic bike with a view to riding it rather than admiring it from an armchair, having covered 17,622 miles with its 5 previous owners.

Supplied with owners manual, 2 keys and keycard.

Tailored finance solutions and worldwide delivery available.