Post Listing Update: This 1098R Bayliss was pulled off of eBay as the “item is no longer available.”
In 2002, Ducati released a Bayliss rep based on the 998S. 7 years later, they did the same (honoring his third and last World Superbike Championship) but with the 1098R, this time limiting production to 150 examples in the US (500 worldwide) with a MSRP of $43,995.
The 1098R was the highest-spec version of the bike, with carbon fiber bodywork, Marchesini wheels, Ohlins TTX suspension, and titanium connecting rods/bigger valves/higher-lift cams (good for an additional 10 horsepower) all added to homologate the bike for WSBK racing. The street bike was surprisingly close to the bike Troy actually raced, the main different being the pistons. It also had Ducati’s first implementation of traction control on a production bike. It had a separate ECU monitoring acceleration and lean angle and it would cut not just spark, but fuel delivery as well. Each R came with a ‘race kit’ with carbon fiber Termi slipons and a performance ECU, good for another 6 horsepower (total of 186 at the crank) if you threw them on. For more on the 1098R Bayliss, check out this profile from Motorcyclist.
This example (VIN: ZDM1XBHWX9B021576) has just 450 miles and it looks to be in good cosmetic shape, however it does not come with any of original parts replaced by the race kit or the extras that came with it when new such as the plaque or t-shirt. Find this 1098R Bayliss for sale in Sarasota, Florida with bidding up to $1,223 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.