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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ducati Superbike 1098 R Bayliss LE (2009)

Troy Bayliss is a Ducati legend. In celebration of his victory in the 2008 World Superbike Championship aboard the 1098 R, and the end of a career that proudly claims three World Championships aboard three generations of Ducati Superbike, the factory have built a 1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition.

Enjoying exactly the same high specification as the standard 'R' model, the 1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition has a special colour scheme designed by Aldo Drudi and approved by Troy Bayliss himself. The livery, which was used during Troy's final race at Portimao in Portugal, incorporates the key colours of his success. Sporting the famous number '21' on the pearl white nose and side-fairing number plates, the red and white paint scheme uses the dark blue background of the Australian national flag to blend beautifully along the side of the bodywork and into the unpainted carbon fibre stripe along the seat unit. This attention to fine detail is also evident in features like the carbon lower-fairing finished in red, except for aerodynamic recess for the side-stand, which remains natural carbon fibre. A subtle '1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition' graphic on the tail fairing leaves no doubt as to what this magnificent bike is.

The striking design contrasts perfectly against the 5-spoke wheels finished in matte black and additional special features like the carbon fibre heat shield on the exhaust.

The 1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition will be limited to only 500 units and comes with a numbered plaque on the top fork clamp, indicating exactly where in the limited edition the motorcycle was built. The number also corresponds to a numbered commemorative desk-top plaque, beautifully encased for safe keeping and bearing the engraved signatures of Ducati Motor Holding CEO Gabriele Del Torchio and Ducati Corse triple World Superbike Champion, Troy Bayliss. 

In addition, the model will be supplied with a full racing exhaust system including 102dB carbon fibre mufflers by Termignoni (strictly for track use only), a dedicated ECU, branded bike cover and rear paddock stand. 

What better way to mark the incredible career of Troy Bayliss than by Ducati building the 1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition.


MODELSuperbike 1098 R Bayliss LE
M.S.R.P. *$43,995.00
ENGINEL-Twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder Desmodromic
GROSS HORSEPOWER180 hp (132.4 kW) @ 9,750 rpm
BORE X STROKE106 x 67.9 mm
TORQUE99.1 ft. lbs. (134 Nm) @ 7,750 rpm
FUEL SYSTEMMarelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies
CLUTCHDry multiplate with hydraulic control slipper
EXHAUSTLightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probe, twin stainless steel and titanium mufflers
WEIGHT364 lbs. (165 kg)
FRAMETubular steel Trellis in ALS 450
WHEELBASE56.3 in. (1,430 mm)
FUEL CAPACITY4.1 gal. including 1 gal. reserve
SEAT HEIGHT32.2 in. (820 mm)
PRIMARY DRIVEStraight cut gears
Ratio: 1.84:1
FINAL DRIVEChain; front sprocket 15; rear sprocket 39
SUSPENSIONFront: Öhlins 43 mm fully adjustable upside-down fork with TiN ; 4.7 in. (120 mm) travel
Rear: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins TTXR monoshock with top-out spring, aluminum single-sided swingarm; 5 in. (127 mm) travel
BRAKESFront: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc calipers 4-piston, 2-pad
Rear: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
TIRESFront: 120/70 ZR17
Rear: 190/55 ZR17
WHEELSFront: 5-spoke in forged light alloy; 3.5 x 17 in.
Rear: 5-spoke forged light alloy; 6 x 17 in.


alex said...

my pleasure ;)

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AgentPX said...

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