The Troy Bayliss Edition Ducati 1098R Review

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Ducati Superbike 1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition

The Troy Bayliss Edition 1098R Review

The purposeful of the Troy Bayliss Edition Ducati should be enough to tire-kickers to keep their but just in case it isn’t, the pricetag certainly ought to do the To buy one of the 120-or-so copies of this that have made way to the States, you’d have to be a Ducati collector or a very track rider. Preferably

The machine is basically a mechanical to the 1098R models produced for the season to homologate this specification for World Superbike But the color scheme devised to Bayliss’s amazing career is on one used by Troy Bayliss at the end at Portimao, in Portugal. Designed by Drudi, the pattern merges red and white racing livery the dark blue of the Australian

The bike celebrates Bayliss’s world championship, and his number 21 on the front and sides. Major changes setting the 1098R from existing 1098 models of the time include crankcases and cylinder heads for weight and closer tolerances, pistons using technology from MotoGP, titanium rods and valves the latter – than in production models – and of the 1198cc displacement agreed by World Superbike regulators.

The bike also wears 63.9 mm throttle bodies dual injectors, and the result is an that pounds out 180-horsepower at rpm and 99 lb-ft of torque at 7,750 In the transmission are special shot-peened (for increased durability), and fourth and sixth have ratios than stock for track speed.

A track kit of catalyst-free Termignoni exhaust and a dedicated ECU is provided along the TBE, and this bumps the output to a claimed 186 horsepower. You the replacement canisters because high-speed track testing undoubtedly result in frequent by the eight-level Ducati traction system (DTC) which is part of this bike’s specification.

Selected at the left-hand bar the traction control system’s one provides the least intervention, toggles up in stages to position which provides the most. The DTC sparks to control wheelspin, and recourse to this strategy in a lot of unburned fuel making its way to the mufflers. That risks damage to catalysts and is part of the the loud (102 dB) Termignoni are part of the deal.

Also part of the deal are multi-adjustable Ohlins suspension inverted fork with a slider up front and a fully-adjustable shock at the rear and high-spec brakes. The front brake are four-piston monoblock units, huge 13-inch rotors.

on the bike is as light as they make it. The front subframe (on the instrument panel is mounted), is alloy. At the rear of the bike, the that supports the seat has been lightened, which is why the is only available as a monoposto, or model.

Because our test had been used on the track, it with the Termignonis and ECU in place, in a very loud street As usual with Ducati_s big the starter sounds like working hard when it the high-compression motor over, but the fires with a burst of energy, and settles to a grumbling

Ducati transmissions shift a relatively soft feel, but the on the Bayliss Edition is pretty and while ours would initially with the right of feel and progression, it was prone to grabby off the line on a brisk If we used more than a low-rev departure, the dry clutch suddenly hook up with a abrasive sound.

It may be that this bike had subjected to some hard launches, but the problem forced us to away from stops just a few revs on the clock. it was no problem once underway, fast and accurate shifts at all Being a slipper clutch – a degree of slip during the reversals you get when downshifting while braking – you feel a pump-back through the lever going down through the

Other than the clutch, the on the TBE are probably even friendlier on conventional 1098s. The front lever has a lot more feel the last 1098 I rode, a pleasing progression from bite to eyeball-bulging retardation. response is quick and readable, and the machine feels plugged your nerve endings.

maximum power biased the top of its operating range, the Ducati ever harder as the revs until it’s lunging at a that beggars the imagination. a V-twin, there is good available in the midrange, but we found the high-lift cams call for 5,000 rpm before the engine smooth and happy. Below the power delivery is a little and the exhaust tone through the pipes is harsh and flat.

At five grand and beyond, smoothes out and life is sweet. if you don_t mind cruising at 90 mph you go, that is. The higher ratios for higher speeds if you want to in the operating sweet spot.

But slogs are not the bike’s strong Strafing canyons is much like it, where you can exploit the rev and hurtle from corner to on long bursts of power.

Ducati Superbike 1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition

The brakes are incredibly good, enough lever feedback to accurately into bends. The heeds the slightest pressure at the and steers with telepathic Its only problem is that you really tap into the bike’s unless you’re a completely street rider, or you have the of the guy whose name is on the bike.

And even he would be unlikely to the limit on the road.

So a track it is, I_m afraid, with some posing allowed on public The thing attracts attention you go, especially if you have the Termignonis their heads off. And would probably eventually the kind of scrutiny nobody

I’d like to try the bike with the titanium canisters and ECU on it and see if that the TBE a bit more civilized, but until I do, I’d this very expensive a dedicated track bike. that or a very nice display.

But at close to $45,000, a few well-heeled collectors will be to afford to make the decision. is a shame, because I’d be proud to own with Troy Bayliss’s on it. Having followed his career closely, I consider him one of the most riders to watch.

He was utterly on the track, yet clean and fair at all

I remember seeing him at a World round at Mazda Raceway Seca, where he alone out into the paddock in the blazing to sign autographs graciously for the I remember watching him in an epic with teammate Ruben when a mistake brought of them down. As soon as he sliding he leapt up and ran to make Xaus was okay.

It later that he’d broken his in the fall.

He never made or blamed anyone, and he never on his rivals. The sport could use like him, and his name the1098R that took him to his world championship.

Ducati Superbike 1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition


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