2009 Ducati 1098R Troy Bayliss #171 - Poster

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In 2002, Ducati released a Bayliss replica based on the 998S. Some seven years later, they did the same — honoring his third and last World Superbike Championship — but with the 1098R. This time, however, production was limited 150 examples in the US (500 worldwide) with a MSRP of $43,995.

The 1098R was the highest-spec version of the bike, boasting some carbon fiber bodywork, Marchesini wheels, Öhlins TTX suspension, and titanium connecting rods/bigger valves/higher-lift cams. Beyond adding an extra 10 horsepower, such changes helped to homologate the bike for WSBK racing.

And here’s the thing: the street bike was surprisingly close to the bike Troy actually raced, the main difference 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.

*Poster Details:

24" x 36" OR 20" x 30

Lustre (Glossy) Paper

No mounting - Print Only