2009 Ducati Superbike
| Ducati 1098R | Ducati
1098R Bayliss Limited Edition | Ducati
1198 | Ducati 1198
More World Championship-winning race technology
than ever before
The 2009 Superbike range presents five models: The
lightweight and agile 848, the awesomely powerful
new 1198, and for those who demand the ultimate in
specification, the 1198 S and 1098 R, both now with
race-level Ducati Traction Control systems for the
road. To mark his 3rd Superbike World Championship
and to celebrate the career of Troy Bayliss, who will
now retire from motorcycle racing, Ducati will build
a 1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition.
Engineered by the stopwatch
The Ducati 848, 1198 and 1098 R Superbikes are the
most advanced, most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycles
ever built. They are the product of a team of designers
and engineers who have combined their Ducati MotoGP
and World Superbike technologies to create the finest
sport bikes in the world. From race-level engine specifications
to world championship-winning traction control, the
results are pure excellence. The Ducati Traction Control
(DTC) system further underlines Ducati’s technology
flow from racing to production and demonstrates how
solutions developed for the track can be applied to
enhance safety on the road.
Designed by the race track
The look and stance of the Ducati Superbikes are
the result of intense race development and Ducati
heritage. Their striking aerodynamic shapes create
a natural riding position, confirmed by Ducati development
and factory team riders as the optimum for speed and
agility. Their passion for racing has shaped the Superbike
Ducati Superbikes are race bikes, pure and simple.
They are immediately recognisable for their purposeful,
no-nonsense attitude. Performance is first and foremost
in every detail.
Trademark Ducati features like the high tail section
and compact front end combine with twin under-seat
silencers and single-sided swingarm to express the
sheer engineering beauty of aerodynamics and agility.
Add the Testastretta Evoluzione engines as the hearts
of the machines and the result is all-out performance
Ducati Superbikes that look fast even when parked.
Winning is Ducati’s passion
Ducati Superbikes, designed, engineered and built
in Bologna, Italy, have always represented the pinnacle
of Ducati motorcycle technology and racing success.
For Ducati, racing and winning are a way of life and
a way of thinking for their designers, engineers and
everyone at the factory. Their unique engineering
solutions are proven on the race track, where the
only way to win is to have technical superiority and
Ducati have dominated World Superbike racing, winning
13 World Championships and taking the Manufacturers’
title 15 times. Furthermore, Ducati have won more
individual World Superbike races than all other manufacturers
combined. Add these unequalled performances to the
historic achievement of winning the 2007 MotoGP World
Championship, and their results speak for themselves.