Very unfortunate sale of my recently completed 1098R due to impending separation. I’m currently out of the country until end on Jan.

2008 Ducati 1098R, originally owned by Martin Rees of Ducati Glasgow who turned it into a track bike from new with a lot of high end aftermarket parts and track/race bodywork, more recently it was owned for a long time by a well known member of another Ducati forum. It’s a well know bike that has been ridden hard and always on track but it has had a no expense spared ownership from new. I’ve just completed a extensive restoration using lots of brand new parts from Ducati and all the original fairings/carbon/tank etc that were stored from new.

Some recent work and parts fitted:

Full engine/gearbox rebuild by Glen Searle including Pistal pistons circa £5k (have full receipt, zero miles on engine since rebuild)
Forks and shock rebuilt
New chain/sprocket
Brand new Bridgestone Battlax S22R
Fitted with Ducati Corse power kit including exhaust cams/trumpets/ecu (originals included)
Wilf at MotoRapido remap.
Full 70mm Termi system

My aim was to restore it to as per factory build spec and as far as I can remember the only non standard part is the JHP clutch cover with every new bit of carbon I bought being original Ducati Performance.

The original clutch cover is included as is the full original exhaust system, including the boxed & wrapped, never used Akrapovic titanium cans, there are also load of spare parts, brand new bolts/fixings and 2 other ECU’s.

The bike has covered 9900 miles however post it’s restoration it is all new or rebuilt, it’s road registered and I have a V5 in my name however it has never been MOT’d! (Would easily pass and will put 12 months on it).
My build thread for the bike is here:
1098r - New Project

As you can see from the thread I am pretty obsessive and have tried to make it as good as it can be, it is an exceedingly clean bike and all the fairings/tank etc have no stone chips and are pretty much immaculate.

Having looked around at what else is around and bearing in mind the condition, engine rebuild and spares/exhaust etc I am asking £19,000

Any questions please fire away.


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read above

it came from that bike you know the immaculate one that was a track bike........


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Well the bike won't start due to an exhausted, but new battery.
The correct Lead Acid battery ordered from Halfords and a fancy set of upgraded Exactfit battery / starter leads ordered from our very own Elsie. @Exige .
Obtained a £14 discount from Halfords (lifetime trade card) and a community premium from my favourite Community Yorkshireman.

Commissioned my favourite artisan to make her a stand for the Dining area.

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Hopefully she'll start by the end of the week.

UPDATE: It just started after two hours on charge... Neighbours are NOT HAPPY!
I think my MOT guy is going to need an extra large bottle of Scotch this year.
Start it up once the big planes start flying again 👍


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thought it had been rebuilt and maintained regardless of cost.........feck sake Halfords fucking battery...
It was the lowest cost of acquisition for me to buy the correct battery (OEM specified).
I'm pretty sure the seller thought it would start, but it is clear to me that the battery has suffered deep discharge, thereby reducing its effective capacity.
I also found two rusted bolts and a small scratch.... all of which will be rectified.