Friday Forum Foraging: Ducati's Underrated Gem – A 1098S Track Bike

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

One of the last Ducati trellis-framed superbikes could be yours.

In my personal opinion, the trellis frame found first in the Ducati 1098 and later in the 1198 – the last before Ducati ditched traditional frames altogether – is still one of the best chassis I've ever ridden. It remains one of the few motorcycles that have made me feel like I could do no wrong on the racetrack. Every now and again I get an itch to find a 1098 trackbike, and now one has come up for sale. I'm not really in a position to buy another motorcycle right now, but if you are, and you want to experience perhaps an underrated Ducati superbike, this is your chance.

Up for grabs is a 2008 Ducati 1098S that the original owner has converted into solely for track duty. Unfortunately, as happens in life, medical reasons spring up that mean you have to give up riding and that's the case here. That said, for $9000, it appears as though this 1098S is a solid buy. True, it's not the uprated 1098R, with the world's first traction control system on a production motorcycle, but it's still really good.

You can find the original ad listing below, and if you're interested in the bike, go to our sister site to get in contact with the seller.

Ducati 1098s track bike

$9,000 USD

Clarksburg, Maryland

Aug 30, 2023

2008 Ducati Ducati 1098s . Driven 16,447 miles

I am the original owner of this ducati 1098s which has

a clear title and is not a salvage. My reason for selling

is due to medical reasons which prevent me from riding-

The bike has Armour Bodies race faring

Arrow titanium slip on exhaust

Engine ecu flashed by hypertrick in Sweden

New belts and plugs / desmo service done

Factory pro tuning shift star

Ducabike racing slipper clutch

Factory forged rims

Pirelli supercorsa tires Sc1 Sc2 with less then 3 track

sessions on them

CRG brake and clutch levers

Motoholders race faring stay

Factory Ohlins suspension

Motowheels 30mm offset triple clamps

Woodcraft open clutch cover/slight scuff

Zero gravity tinted windscreen

MWR 2 piece race air filters

Armour bodies oversized ram air tubes

Afam quick change rear sprocket and carrier

Shift tech carbon rear hugger

PMR dead man tether switch

New battery

Pit bull rear swingarm stand

Please PM me with any questions. $9000.00 OBO

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Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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