Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show 2008

The Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show 2008

April 5 & 6 2008
Toronto International Centre
6900 Airport Road

2008 Ducati 1098 R Superbike

See the 1098 R in the GP Bikes Booth in Hall 1


The 1098 R is the ultimate Superbike. The most advanced, most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle ever built. It is the product of a team of designers and engineers focussed on one objective only—to win.

The 'R' is a race bike, pure and simple. Its competition specification and superior components together with advanced electronics and race-proven chassis technology deliver a level of performance that empowers you with confidence and capability. On the road, it distinguishes you as a connoisseur of high-performance motorcycles. On the track it promotes you to a higher level of riding and closer to realizing your dreams.

Ducati 1098 R Superbike twin
World Superbike rule changes mean that the road-going 'R' version is closer than ever to our factory race bike. The 1098 R is not a replica—it's the real deal. An incredible 180hp L-Twin Testastretta Evoluzione engine in a race-winning Trellis chassis set-up tips the scales at an unbelievably lightweight 165 kg (364 lbs.) and comes with a race kit that introduces Ducati Corse's world championship winning traction control system.

Once again, Ducati raises the bar and sets the world standard for sport bikes while turning the heads and racing the hearts of enthusiasts throughout the world.

The 1098 R—Built to win.


The 1098 R engine represents the finest twin-cylinder technology in the world. It produces 180hp (132.4kW) at 9,750rpm and 99.1 lb-ft (13.7kgm) of brute torque at 7,750rpm in standard mode and an astonishing 186hp when using the supplied race kit (intended for track use only).

Ducati 1098 R Engine image
Ducati 1098 R Chassis


The 1098 R chassis and suspension components are the results of detailed study and a performance first priority approach to development.


For the first time ever on a production motorcycle, a true competition-level traction control system comes integrated into the 1098 R electronics as standard equipment.

Ducati 1098 R Traction Control system
Ducati 1098 R comes with a race kit intended for track use only


The 1098 R comes with a race kit (intended for track use only) which boosts power output from 180 to approximately 186hp. The kit consists of a full 102dB Termignoni race exhaust and a dedicated ECU. The ECU not only has reconfigured mapping to suit the racing mufflers, but also initiates the system dialogue that controls the DTC (Ducati Traction Control) system. The 1098 R is the first ever production bike to be fitted with a true competition-level traction control.

See you at the Show!

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