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Ducati Superbike 1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition

Riding The Bike That Built

Bayliss Edition has never hesitated to celebrate its success on the showroom floor. since the Imola-inspired 750 Super and the Mike Hailwood-edition 900 of the 1970s, replicas have highlighted the company’s model line. The era is no different, and the Troy Bayliss 1098R built to celebrate the legend’s third and final Superbike Championship comes the purest pedigree of any race yet.

No other manufacturer has had as success in World Superbike as Ducati. The Bologna-based brand has won 13 championships and 15 manufacturer’s titles in the history of the series, Ducati-mounted winning more races all other manufacturers combined. And no is more strongly associated recent Ducati domination Troy Bayliss.

Aside from 2005, he rode a Honda in MotoGP, spent the last decade Ducatis. He won the ’99 British Championship with Team then replaced an injured Fogarty on the World Superbike the next year. This his successful partnership with manager Davide Tardozzi and chief Ernesto Marinelli, whom he won his first SBK title in After a frustrating, three-year into MotoGP, Bayliss to his beloved Superbikes in ’06.

He won another title that followed by his third in ’08, promptly retired from the the first world champion to go out on top John Surtees a half-century

Bayliss locked up his third during ’08’s penultimate at Magny-Cours, France-his 50th SBK win in 150 To celebrate his final race (and what turned out to be his victory) in Portimao, Portugal, commissioned famed graphic Aldo Drudi to create a look for his bike. Drudi a scheme that combined of the red-and-white Ducati-Xerox team with dark-blue details the Australian flag.

It was the perfect tribute, and the best-looking on the grid.

Ducati brought celebration into the showroom in with the 1098R Troy Limited Edition. Only 150 destined for these shores, for the sum of $43,995. If you want one, better write Santa press time, they nearly sold out.

The Replica looks right, the champ’s #21 reproduced on the nose and fairing sides and the Aussie on both flanks. Bodywork is all with just enough unpainted (lower tail, recess, front fender) to make that point. A Bayliss Edition logo on the is more explicit, for proper at Bike Night.

Ducati Superbike 1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition

But the pretty paint barely the surface-the mechanical attributes of machine bear Bayliss’s as much as any decal. This is the bike that Troy the end result of his 10-year tenure Ducati Superbikes in the World arena. Bayliss won world on three distinct generations of Superbike-996, 999 and 1098-and this gave him a unique influence the development of this machine.

about the 1098R-the look, chassis attitude and power the result of input from team riders.

The 1098R’s Testastretta Evoluzione is unchanged from ’08. The actually displaces 1198.4cc, and out 10 more horsepower than the 1198 thanks to race-spec connecting rods, oversized nitride-coated titanium valves and cams. Gaping 63.9mm throttle bodies fitted twin injectors-a first for any Ducati-contribute to the claimed 180 horsepower.

And just the starting point: 1098R comes with a kit containing a pair of 102-decibel carbon-fiber slip-ons and dedicated good for an additional 6 bhp.

#xD6;hlins suspension and World chassis geometry make the a dream at full lean. graphics even look

Ducati Superbike 1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition
Ducati Superbike 1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition
Ducati Superbike 1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition

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